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.
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.
Students may participate in normally scheduled graduation ceremonies and will be notified by the College of Education via their UTA email account about important dates and details after the graduation application is submitted and reviewed. Please note that there are only fall and spring commencement ceremonies in the College of Education. If a student completes the program in a summer term, the degree can still be conferred in the summer term. If the student wishes to do so, they may participate in commencement ceremonies in the subsequent fall term.
Students must also follow the instructions on the College of Education website regarding participation in the graduation ceremony.
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.