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Office of the Registrar

Applying for Graduation

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, a student must fulfill graduation requirements as established in the catalog in effect at the time of their matriculation or any subsequent catalog the student has elected to change to. A catalog over six years old may be used to determine requirements for a degree only if the student has been enrolled continuously in all fall and spring terms each year.

Students who change majors must meet the specific requirements for the new major as stated in the catalog in effect at the time of the change of major.

Core curriculum requirements are not affected by a change of major, but are subject to change upon a change of catalog.

Pre-Graduation Advising

All students should meet with their academic advisor(s) regularly. A pre-graduation review prior to the semester in which they plan to file for graduation is especially important to be sure they are on track to graduate and have no outstanding items beyond their final semester or course work still pending.

Priority Filing Dates

In order to facilitate a timely pre-graduation review of their graduation eligibility, all students are highly encouraged to apply prior to the priority filing date for their term of graduation, as listed below.

Fall Graduation

June 15

Spring Graduation

Oct. 15

Summer Graduation*

March 15

Final Filing Deadlines

All students must file for graduation no later than the final filing deadline, as listed below, for the term in which they wish to graduate. All final filing deadlines will be extended to the next available business day in the event they fall on a weekend or holiday. The final filing deadlines for fall and spring terms are also the deadline for inclusion in the commencement program. Late applications will be automatically deferred to the next available term.

Fall Graduation

Nov. 1

Spring Graduation

April 1

Summer Graduation*

July 15

*Summer graduates must participate in the following fall commencement ceremony, and are automatically included in the program. Early participation in the preceding spring ceremony is not permitted.

Filing an Application for Graduation: Traditional On-Campus Students

  • Pay the graduation fee in the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230) or at the Longview or Palestine campuses.
    Note: The fee may also be paid in myUTTyler . Students who do so should follow the steps listed below for online programs.
  • Take your receipt to the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230) to pick up your application for graduation. Students who pay at the Longview or Palestine campuses will receive their application at the time they pay their fee.
  • Fill out the application for graduation. Please take the time to ensure all fields are filled out completely and all information is accurate. Any discrepancies between the information listed on your application and what your student records reflect must be resolved before your application can be processed and evaluated. This will increase the time required to process your application and will delay the response from the department of your major. Any such clarification requests will be sent to your Patriot email account.
  • Return your completed application for graduation form to the Enrollment Service Center (ADM 230) or the Longview or Palestine campus in person or via mail prior to the relevant Final Filing Deadline.
Filing an Application for Graduation: Online Program Students
  • In your Student Center, use the menu box under Finances to select Purchase Items
  • On the Purchase Items page, enter a quantity of one for Graduation Fee then click Next at the bottom of the page
  • Follow the remaining steps to complete the transaction
  • Contact the Office of the Cashier at 903.566.7227 or via email at Cashiers@uttyler.edu and request a copy of your receipt be sent to the Office of the Registrar OR print a copy of your verified payment and present that document to the Enrollment Services Center, Longview campus or Palestine campus.
    Note: If you make this online payment and do not follow one of these options, the Office of the Registrar will not be informed of your payment and an application for graduation will not be forwarded to you. Please be certain to follow-up on your purchase to ensure receipt of your application.
  • Fill out the application for graduation. Please take the time to ensure all fields are filled out completely and all information is accurate. Any discrepancies between the information listed on your Application and what your student records reflect must be resolved before your application can be processed and evaluated. This will increase the time required to process your application and will delay the response from the department of your major. Any such clarification requests will be sent to your Patriot email account.
  • Return your completed application for graduation form to the Enrollment Service Center (ADM 230) or the Longview or Palestine campus in person or via mail prior to the relevant Final Filing Deadline.

After you apply for graduation, you will receive a letter from the department of your major regarding your eligibility for graduation. Questions about the status of your application should be directed to your academic advisor.

All "incomplete" grades, required transcripts from other institutions and other evidence of outstanding requirements must be submitted within 30 days following the final day of the semester. If the requirements have not been verified by this date, the student will be denied graduation and must re-file for graduation in the next available term.

Transcripts should be mailed to:

The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Admissions
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75799

Caps, gowns and other graduation-related items are available for purchase in the UT Tyler Bookstore located in the University Center.

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