Other Important Information
Please mail any address changes to:
Office of the Registrar
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
or FAX it to 949-214-3505
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the final posting of your degree. Upon the completion of the semester, all applications for graduation will be reviewed and evaluated for completion of program requirements.
Because Summer and Fall graduates have already received their diplomas and Spring candidates have not been evaluated due to the faculty grade deadline, diplomas are not given at the Commencement Ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed approximately 6 to 8 weeks after graduation once all requirements and financial responsibilities have been meet.
Federal Loan Exit Counseling
If you have borrowed money under the Stafford Loan program, federal regulations require you to complete Loan Exit Counseling before graduating. The Financial Aid Office has arranged for you to complete the session online at www.cui.edu/loans. If you have questions, contact Financial Aid at 949-214-3070.
Honors and Honor Cords
Honors are awarded to undergraduate students, and for the commencement ceremony, are based on the cumulative grade point average at the end of the Fall semester. Honors are not awarded to graduate programs. Students will receive honor cords at the Achievement and Milestone Ceremony on Friday prior to Commencement or at the staging area on Commencement Day. Once Spring grades are calculated, honor status will be re-evaluated and may change. Honors are calculated based on all college/university coursework ever attempted. This includes grades that Concordia may or may not have accepted toward your degree program. Honors are noted on the student's transcript and diploma.
||3.70 – 3.79
|Magna Cum Laude
||3.80 – 3.89
|Summa Cum Laude
||3.90 – 4.00
Out-of-Town Guest Accommodations
For the convenience of your out-of-town guests, Concordia has special rates at the following area hotels:
- Double Tree Hotel (Hilton Worldwide) offers special Concordia University student rates. Phone them at (949) 471-8888 for rates and availability or visit their online reservations. Mention that you are affiliated with Concordia University when making your reservation.
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When all classwork is completed and grades have been submitted, the Registrar's Office will post your degree to your transcript. This process usually takes 4 to 6 weeks after the end of the semester. A copy of your transcript may be requested and will be mailed to you provided that you have no outstanding financial obligations to the University. Transcripts can be ordered in person at the Registrar's or the request form is available online.
If you have any questions about Commencement activities, please email Brittany Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the website often, as it will be updated with information throughout the spring semester.
If you need information about the actual process to apply and have your degree posted, please check out the Graduation Information section of the website.