Degrees are granted three times a year, on January 31st, June 30th and September 1st.

Beginning in 2021, when students officially graduate, they will receive an email about two weeks later with a link where they can download an electronic copy of their diploma. Soon after, they will receive tracking information for their printed diploma, which is mailed to the home address on record in CUNYfirst.  Diplomas are not available for pickup in our office.

Diplomas issued before 2020:  ​The program office keeps diplomas for all students who did not pick theirs up, dating back to the beginning of the program. Students who graduated from CUNY BA prior to 2020 can arrange to have their diploma mailed to them as follows:

  1. Statement Letter:Notify the CUNY Baccalaureate Registrar in writing, that you give permission for your diploma to be mailed to you and that you take full responsibility for the condition of its receipt. Please be sure to print your full name, sign and date the letter/email.
  2. Envelope:Send a self-addressed and stamped envelope (United States Post Office only). Note that the diploma size is 16″ x 13″ and weighs less than 1 lb.

Please send all documents to:

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
365 Fifth Avenue
Suite 6412
New York, NY 10016-4309

Again, remember that the program is not responsible for your diploma if it is lost or damaged in the mail should you choose this option.

Replacement Diplomas

If you lose or damage your diploma, you can request a new one. Write to the “Registrar of CUNY BA”.  Your letter must include your signature. The cost is $30.00 (check or money order, made out to “The Graduate Center”) which should be mailed directly to The Graduate Center Bursar’s Office. Replacement diplomas are ordered by the program office three times a year, at the same time that the graduating class diplomas are ordered, usually in August, October, and February.