Conferral - This is when your award is conferred and you graduate at a ceremony or in absentia. Your date of conferral (graduation) cannot be changed.
Completion – This is when you are deemed to have finished your program of study. It is not the same as your conferral (graduation) date.
In absentia - Graduating in absentia means you will not attend a graduation ceremony. Your testamur will be sent to you via registered mail. If you have been conferred in absentia you cannot attend a graduation ceremony later.
Defer - To postpone your graduation ceremony until the next available ceremony in 12 months time. Note: You cannot receive your testamur until you graduate.
Testamur - A testamur is the official graduation certificate.