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FAQs

Q: How do I register attendance for my guests?
There is no registration required for guests.  But invitation cards for guests will only be sent to graduands who have indicated their intention to attend the Graduation Ceremony.  Each graduand who has indicated his/her intention to attend the Graduation Ceremony will be entitled to invite up to two guests to the Graduation Ceremony.  The invitation cards for guests will be mailed, together with an admission ticket and cover letter, to the graduand's correspondence address about 1½ weeks before the start of the Graduation Ceremony.

 


Q: I have been enlisted into National Service (NS). Can I still attend the Graduation Ceremony?
SP has written to the Central Manpower Base (CMPB), Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), to request for graduands in NS to be released to attend their Graduation Ceremony.  MINDEF usually tries its best to arrange for recruits to be released for part of the day to attend the Graduation Ceremony.  However, parents and graduands should note that the final decision as to whether NS men will be released from camp to attend the Graduation Ceremony lies with MINDEF.  The release of NS men is subject to exigencies of service and to the training schedules of units.  Approval will be given based on the unit's training requirements and practice.  NS men who wish to attend the Graduation Ceremony and who need the cover letter* enclosed in the Graduation Package to apply for time-off from their unit's Officer after their enlistment are therefore strongly advised to register their graduation attendance by the stipulated deadline. 
 
*The cover letter will only be sent to graduands who have indicated that they will be attending the graduation ceremony.  The letter will be sent, together with two invitation cards and your admission ticket, to your correspondence address about 1½ weeks before the start of the Graduation Ceremony. 
 
Please note that NS men are expected to follow the dress code for the ceremony.  SP's graduation gown should not be worn over any army uniform.  NS men are urged to seek approval from their unit commanders to be released from camp early enough for them to go home to change into their proper graduation gown for the ceremony.  Otherwise arrangements will need to be made for your civilian clothes to be brought to SP for you to change on campus.

 


Q: When and how will I know whether I have been awarded the Diploma with Merit and/or prize(s)?
Graduands may log in to the Student Portal with effect from 04 April 2016 to find out whether they will be graduating with a Diploma with Merit (DWM), and if they have been awarded any prize(s).  An official congratulatory letter will be sent to all award recipients in late April*. 
 
*Graduands who need proof to show that they have been awarded DWM are advised to print the 'View Prizes and Awards' page from the Student Portal while waiting for the official congratulatory letter from SP.

 


Q: What is a certification letter and how do I request for one?
The certification letter is an official letter from SP, addressed to "To Whom It May Concern".  It certifies that you have successfully completed your course of study and that you will be receiving your diploma scroll and transcript at the Graduation Ceremony in May.  The letter does not contain any exam grades.  If you wish to apply for a certification letter, please click here.

 


Q: Can I obtain my Diploma and Academic Transcript before the Graduation Ceremony?
No.  All graduands can only collect their diploma scroll and academic transcript at their respective Graduation Ceremony session.  As an interim solution, graduands may apply for a certification letter to support their applications for further studies or employment.

 


Q: Can I apply for an extra set of Academic Transcript before the Graduation Ceremony?
Yes.  Graduands may apply for another set of academic transcript at a charge of $10.70 per set (inclusive of GST).  For more details on how to apply for a transcript, please click here.

 


Q: Will my Diploma and Academic Transcript be posted to my home if I am unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony?
No.  Your diploma scroll and academic transcript will NOT be posted to your home address.  Please click here to find out more.

 


Q: How do I collect my Diploma and Academic Transcript if I am unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony?
Please click here to find out more.

 


Q: When will I receive my Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) Certificate?
All graduands who have a CCA Certificate and Statement will receive it through the mail within the month of May.  To ensure successful delivery of the CCA documents, please update your latest mailing address by 04 April 2016.  Please note that if your mailing address is an overseas address, there may be some delays in receiving your documents.
If you have any queries on your non-receipt of your CCA documents after May 2016, please contact the Department of Student Development & Alumni Relations (DSA) at 6775-1133.

 


Q: When will I receive the graduation package?
The package will be mailed to your correspondence address about 1½ weeks before the Graduation Ceremony.  Please note that the package will only be sent to graduands who have indicated that they will be attending the Graduation Ceremony.

 


Q: How many people can I bring to my graduation?
Each graduand is entitled to bring up to two guests to the Graduation Ceremony.

 


Q: Can I request for extra invitation cards for guests?
The SP Convention Centre has limited seating capacity.  Each graduand is allowed to invite up to two guests to the Graduation Ceremony.  Graduands who require extra invitation cards can request for it online by logging in to the Student Portal from 14 April 2016 onwards (subject to availability).  Please note that each graduand can only request for 1 extra invitation card.  The extra invitation card can be collected on your Graduation Day at the Information Counter, Level 2 of SPCC.

Should there be no extra cards and you would like to bring additional guests, they can watch the Graduation Proceeding via live streaming at the Auditorium which is next to the SP Convention Centre.  Alternatively, they could watch the live streaming at http://www.sp.edu.sg/graduation2016 during the ceremony or the archived webcasts at http://www.sp.edu.sg/graduation2016/gallery.html after one working day.

 


Q: What should I do if I suddenly find out that I/my guests are unable to attend the graduation ceremony?
If you or any of your guests are unable to attend the ceremony, you may pass the unused invitation card(s) to your friends attending the same graduation session or to the Information Counter staff, stationed at the Level 2 of SPCC, on the day of your graduation.

 


Q: Can I watch the graduation proceedings if I cannot attend graduation?
You may watch the live streaming at http://www.sp.edu.sg/graduation2016 during the ceremony.  The archived webcasts will be available after one working day at http://www.sp.edu.sg/graduation2016/gallery.html.

 


Q: Can I request for a change in date for my graduation?
No.  Graduands must attend the session that they have been allocated to.

 


Q: How can I order my graduation photos?
As you leave the stage, a login ID and password will be handed to you.  You will need the information to place orders for your photos.  Orders for graduation photos may be placed at the Photographers' Booth (located in the Atrium @T12, opposite SPCC) after the ceremony.

Please click here for more information.

 


Q: Who can I contact if I have more questions about graduation matters?