Academic Deadlines and Eligibility for Graduation
Congratulations! If you are completing or are scheduled to complete your
academic requirements for a bachelor's degree at The University of Texas at
Arlington, you are considered a candidate for graduation.
As you prepare to graduate, please make sure to meet all your academic
requirements and complete your financial obligations. Students are typically
allowed to participate in their commencement ceremony if they apply for
graduation by the deadline and if they have completed all of the requirements
for their degree program or will have completed all of those requirements by
the end of the graduation term. A student's academic School or College does
have the right, however, to prohibit a student from attending his/her
commencement ceremony based on School or College criteria used for determining
who is and is not eligible to "walk" in their commencement ceremony
each term. While the list below is designed to guide you through the process,
please consult the office of your School
or College if you have any questions about your graduation eligibility.
the complete graduation checklist provided by the Office of Records.
- When you
are within one academic year of your intended graduation semester,
schedule an appointment with your School or College academic advisor to
identify all remaining coursework in your degree program (see the Office
of Records Graduation page). Notify your advisor of any courses you
are taking both at UT Arlington and other institution(s). Obtain from your
advisor a registration schedule for completing that remaining coursework
by no later than the end of the intended graduation semester.
- Apply for
graduation via MyMav on or before
the deadline set on the academic calendar.
your name as you wish it to appear on your diploma, your current and
permanent home addresses and phone number to ensure receipt of
time-sensitive degree information and your diploma.
- After you
apply to graduate, check your MyMav
and University e-mail account
regularly for important graduation information and updates during your
complete your degree
complete credit by exams before your graduation term to ensure sufficient
processing time to score and evaluate for required degree program credits.
complete all coursework you are taking at other institutions during the
graduation term and report that coursework to the Office of Records in
Davis Hall 129.
one month prior to your date of graduation, you will receive notification
if you will be graduating with honors (Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude or
Cum Laude). See the Office
of Records Graduation page for how this is determined.
- Clear your
academic record. Previous incomplete grades must be converted to
satisfactory letter grades before you can graduate. Incompletes received
in your final term will prevent you from graduating and receiving your
all financial obligations (fines, tickets, fees, etc.) with the Bursar's
Office in Davis Hall or online. Outstanding debt will prevent release of
your diploma and transcript.
- If you
qualify, submit a Tuition Rebate form and/or your B-on-Time Loan
Reimbursement form to the Office of Records.
with your College or School your intent to participate in your
commencement ceremony. Confirm how many tickets you will be allotted for
your commencement ceremony.
your plans change and you will no longer graduate in the term you applied,
notify the Office of Records and your School or College immediately.
- Order your
academic regalia by the deadline at the UT Arlington Bookstore. Graduation
announcements, diploma covers and college rings are also available.
an exit interview online.
- Visit The Career Center for help
writing your resumeé and to consult other career-related materials.
- Become a
member of the UT Arlington Alumni
grades will be posted to your transcript within 4-6 weeks of your
will be ready approximately 6-8 weeks after your commencement ceremony.
Please see Registering to Participate in
specific information from your school or college.
Graduating with Honors
The criteria for graduating with honors varies by School and College, but in
general it is based on GPA and other stipulations as outlined in the
undergraduate catalogue under which the student originally enrolled. If a
student meets the criteria for graduating with honors, (s)he will receive
notification from his/her School or College a few weeks before the commencement
ceremony. Candidates for graduation should note that the honors announced at
commencement do not include the final semester grades. Therefore, the level of
honor may change once the final grade audit is complete.
your eligibility for graduating with honors.
All students who are candidates for graduating with honors may purchase an
honor cord to wear with their regalia for the commencement ceremony at the UT Arlington Bookstore.