Prospective graduates should read the following information carefully. Pay close attention to the dates, which are important for a smooth degree conferral process. It is the student’s responsibility to know and meet all graduation requirements and deadlines. Prospective graduates are encouraged to meet with his/her Advisors for a graduation audit to ensure that all program requirements are successfully met.
Students eligible for graduation pay the fees at the Bursar's Office (HGA Room 018) or request with the Office of the Registrar to have the fees billed to their student accounts. All graduation applications must be filed in the Office of the Registrar, HGA Room 007. Instructions for completing the forms are detailed in each packet. Specific questions may be directed to the Registrar's Office.
Graduation Billing Request
The charges for graduation fees can be billed to your student account, but the charges can only be applied to the semester in which you are graduating. If these charges are not paid, the student will not be allowed clearance for graduation. The balance for these charges must be paid in full and all holds must be cleared before a degree can be conferred. Late fees of $10 per month after the application deadline will be assessed, if applicable. Graduation billing request is available in the Registrar’s Office, HGA Room 007.
All graduation candidates must secure final graduation clearance in the term to be conferred to ensure that all obligations to the institution are met. Each semester, approximately four weeks before the conferral date instructions are sent to the student's Hornet e-mail. Questions about the clearance process should be directed to the Registrar.
“Degree Only” Candidates
Students filing for degree conferral in a semester during which they are not currently enrolled must enroll in the applicable "For Degree Only" 0499 course and pay the one credit hour in-state tuition and fees in addition to meeting the requirements listed above. Graduating students must be listed on the official University roster in the semester in which a degree is conferred.
Graduation Application Deadlines
The fee to apply for graduation is $80 on or before the deadline. Students are assessed a late fee of $10 per month after the application deadline. (See the Graduate Information in the Course Schedule). For more information visit the Office of the Registrar, HGA Room 007.
Summer Graduation Degree Conferral Date: August 11, 2016
Deadline to Apply for August Degree Conferral: May 23, 2016
Fees: $80 apply by May 23, 2016
$90 from May 24, 2016 through June 23, 2016
$100 from June 24, 2016 through July 07, 2016**
** Graduation applications and petitions to roll over graduation applications will not be accepted after July 7, 2016!
Fall Graduation Degree Conferral Date: December 16, 2016
Deadline to Apply for December Degree Conferral: August 8, 2016
Fees: $80 apply by August 8, 2016
$90 from August 9, 2016 through September 8, 2016
$100 from September 9, 2016 through October 8, 2016
$110 from October 9, 2016 through November 8, 2016**
** Graduation applications and petitions to roll over graduation applications will not be accepted after November 8, 2016!
Spring Graduation Degree Conferral Date: May 13, 2017*
*This date is subject to change without prior notice.
Deadline to Apply for May Degree Conferral: October 3, 2016
Fees: $80 apply by October 3, 2016
$90 from October 4, 2016 through November 3, 2016
$100 from November 4, 2016 through December 3, 2016
$110 from December 4, 2016 through January 3, 2017
$120 from January 4, 2017 through February 3, 2017
$130 from February 4, 2017 through March 3, 2017**
** Graduation applications and petitions to roll over graduation applications will not be accepted after March 3, 2017!
The dates are subject to change without prior notice.