J. Cole graduated from St. John’s university way back, but due to a never-returned library book, his degree was withheld from him. Last night, Cole returned to the university to play a show, and while he didn’t bring the missing book with him, the school decided to waive the fee and present the rapper with his degree.

The college is certainly happy to have Cole as a rep, as the rapper has not only found great success in the rap world, but also graduated Summa cum laude with a 3.82 GPA.

Apparently, Cole will be sending the degree his mom’s way. It’ll go well with his impending platinum plaque for 2014 Forest Hills Drive.