The center academic review office conducts a graduation review when the student has satisfied all requirements for the degree:
If all is in order, the center forwards a recommendation for graduation that triggers the following centralized reviews:
The Office of the Registrar will notify you by mail of the approximate timetable of events leading to the awarding of your degree at this same time.
When both the academic and financial clearances have been completed, the Office of the Registrar assigns an official graduation date, the first day of the following month. The remainder of the processing, which includes ordering and processing your diploma, takes approximately eight weeks.
The college holds commencement ceremonies around the state which recognize recent and upcoming Empire State College graduates. See here for more information: esc.edu/commencement