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Graduation Information

The University of Texas at Arlington confers degrees three times a year—in December, May and August—and offers graduation ceremonies in December and May. It is possible you will complete your degree requirements prior to the conferral date. If so, your degree will be conferred at the next available conferral date. You are welcome to participate in the graduation ceremony closest to your date after you complete your degree requirements.

Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Therefore, before submitting the Application for Graduation, students should verify that they will meet graduation requirements.

Graduation Announcement

Students beginning their last term of coursework and expecting to graduate at the end of the term will need to apply online for graduation by the deadline specified on the graduation calendar.

Students will receive an email from their academic advisor via their UTA student email account with graduation information. The email is generally sent one month prior to the application deadline for the academic term.

Students must submit applications by deadlines specified on the Graduate calendar for the semester of expected graduation. Students must apply for graduation for a degree to be conferred and transcripts will reflect program completion after the conferral date. Once your application is processed, graduation fees will be added to your MyMav account. Degrees for students in the Accelerated Online program will be posted and diplomas awarded at the same time as those of other students: fall, spring, and summer.

If students need verification of program completion, they may order an official transcript online through the Registrar's Office. If a transcript does not suffice, a letter of certification of program completion can be requested from the Graduate School. Please note that students cannot secure a letter before conferral of degrees.

Individuals who stepped out of the program will not complete the program with their cohort. Students are responsible for contacting their Program Coordinator to develop a plan to complete remaining courses.

Graduate Education Information

Commencement Information for Education Degree Programs

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must apply for graduation. Applications are due by the 30th day after the first day of class in the semester in which the student wishes to graduate. The Office of Graduate Studies also accepts applications for graduation between the 30th and 60th day after the first day of class with an additional $60 late fee. After the 60th day and after the first day of class, applications for graduation will not be accepted.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least one credit hour of graduate-level coursework in the semester in which they wish to graduate.
  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA overall in the courses that constitute the GMAP.
  • All courses on GMAP must be completed and passed with a grade of A,B,C or P.
  • Final exam requirement of thesis/dissertation defense must be unconditionally passed by the published deadline and the results must be reported to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Any other requirements as set forth by the Academic Department must be met.
  • The graduation fee is $40, which includes one diploma. Additional diplomas cost $20 each. Late application fee is $60. The student may opt to have the diploma(s) mailed for an $8 fee (U.S.), $15 (Mexico or Canada), or $45 (overseas).
  • Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Therefore, before submitting the Application for Graduation, students should verify that they will meet graduation requirements.

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