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Graduation Information Form

Please complete this form and click 'submit' below.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 22, 2014. All inquiries regarding this form should be directed to the Office of the Registrar (registrar@nesl.edu) at 617-422-7215.

Basic Information
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Name on Diploma

Unless you specify otherwise on this form, the name on your diploma will be the name that appears on your official student record on file with the Office of the Registrar. If you are unsure how your name is recorded, you may check by confirming how it is displayed on NECIN. If you want the name that is on your official student record to appear on your diploma, select "Name is fine as is" below.

To use a different name on your diploma than the name that appears in the Office of the Registrar's file, you must complete and submit the Name Change Form and select "I want to change my name on my diploma" below. Name changes require that legal documentation be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

If you want a variation of your official name to appear on your diploma, select "I want to change my name on my diploma" below. Acceptable variations include adding diacritical marks (example: á) or changing a name to an initial or an initial to a name. Examples of acceptable options appear below. These types of variations do not require any legal documentation.

  1. Official Name: Jane Ann Smith
    3 Options:
    Jane Ann Smith
    Jane A. Smith
    Jane Smith
  2. Official Name: Jane A. Smith
    3 Options:
    Jane Ann Smith
    Jane A. Smith
    Jane Smith
  3. Official Name: Jane Smith
    1 Option:
    Jane Smith

Please select one:


Family Connection

If a member of your family graduated from Portia Law School, New England School of Law, or New England Law | Boston, please give the family member's name, relationship to you, and year of graduation below. This information will be included in the Commencement program.

Graduation Plans

Do you plan on attending the graduation ceremony in May?

If you plan on attending the graduation ceremony, your name will be read aloud. If you think that the announcer may have difficulty pronouncing your name correctly, please provide a phonetic pronunciation below, using capitals for the syllable that should be emphasized.