What Administrative Encumbrance means on your graduation page
What does Administrative Encumbrance mean on my graduation page?
An administrative encumbrance means you owe money to the University for unpaid fees or fines, and as a result you are unable to graduate.
If you are planning to graduate it's important to ensure all outstanding administrative encumbrances are cleared prior to graduation closing dates. If you're unable to clear your encumbrance, your graduation will be postponed until you're able to do so.
Once you pay your outstanding debt, you will be graduated retrospectively in absentia on the date you were originally scheduled to graduate. You will not have the opportunity to attend a future graduation ceremony should you wish to do so in the future.