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Degree-seeking Students

New York Medical College awards degrees three times a year with one formal graduation (“commencement”) ceremony, in May.

The 2020 ceremony will be held at Westchester County Center on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Diplomas are given out on stage at the ceremony. Therefore, it is important to indicate whether you plan to attend the ceremony when you apply.

Degree requirements completed by

Degree date

Ceremony options

Deadline to apply
(and pay application fee)

End of summer 2020 term

Aug. 31, 2020

May 19, 2020*

*GSBMS and SHSP students who do not have permission to walk may attend the next available ceremony. Contact your advisor

April 22, 2020

           Apply for Graduation

  • In the Portal, click on the Academic tab at the top 
  • On the left, click Apply to Graduate button
  • On the first screen leave the term as is and click Submit. 
  • Follow the steps



End of fall 2020 term

Dec. 31, 2020

May 2021

November 2020

  • Application Coming Soon

End of spring 2021 term

May 2021

May 2021


December 2020

  • Application Coming Soon

Fees: (GSBMS $150, SHSP $175) (MD, DPT, MS Speech $0)* (DDS $150). NYMC Dual-degree students must pay the fee for both programs. There is no fee for "reapplying". 

The graduation fee covers graduation-related services that you receive even if you do not attend the ceremony or complete requirements.  If requirements are not met, the fee will not be charged again when you reapply.  This non-refundable fee will be applied at the time we process your application and must be paid by the application deadline stated above. Please go into the TouroOne portal to make payment. Failure to pay the fee will create a hold on your student account, preventing registration and the release of your diploma and transcripts.

Commencement ceremony information can be found here.


Office of the Registrar
Sunshine Cottage Administration Building, #127
New York Medical College 
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594-4495

*MD – graduation fee is included in your general fee. DPT/MS Speech – graduation fee is billed under the first term of your final year.