Important Dates

Friday, August 1, 2014
Deadline to apply for Summer 2014 graduation

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Deadline to apply for Fall 2014 graduation and be included in Commencement Program

Friday, December 5, 2014
Deadline to apply for Fall Graduation



To be eligible for graduation at the end of a given semester, a student must be formally admitted to the degree or certificate program and

 Apply to Graduate

Students apply for graduation through their UAOnline account.

1.  Login to UAOnline.
2.  Click on "Students Services & Account Information."
3.  Click on "Student Records."
4.  Select "Apply to Graduate."
5.  Select the degree program from which you wish to graduate and click "Continue."
6.  Select the semester in which you intend to graduate from the drop down menu and click "Continue."
7.  Click "Submit Request."
8.  You will receive a degree audit email from Degree Services ( within 3-5 business days.

You may view the status of existing applications for graduation in UAOnline by selecting "View Application to Graduate" beneath the "Apply to Graduate" link.

Students may pay the $50 application fee via UAOnline or in person with Cashiering at the University Center. Students will not be required to provide immediate payment when submitting their UAOnline application for graduation.

Students with graduation-specific holds on their accounts are currently unable to apply for graduation through UAOnline. Please contact for further instruction.


The Registrar's Office prints diplomas at the beginning of each month for all students who earned their degree in the month prior (i.e. diplomas will be printed at the beginning of June for degrees awarded in May).


Application for graduation deadlines are the Friday before finals for the semester in which the student intends to graduate. Students wishing to have their name in the commencement ceremony program must apply to graduate by the following deadlines:

  • November 1 - Fall graduation
  • April 1 - Spring graduation

Students with a directory hold on their account will be removed from the program prior to printing and will not be included in any other commencement-related publications.


A student pursuing an Occupational Endorsement Certificate should also apply for graduation.  Occupational endorsement certificates are awarded by the offering academic unit rather than at commencement. Students should check with their advisers to determine what arrangements are followed.


Students who apply for graduation and do not complete their degree/certificate requirements by the end of the semester in which they have applied to graduate, but are within six or fewer credits of completion, will have their application for graduation moved to the following semester by the Office of the Registrar (spring to summer, summer to fall or fall to spring).  This courtesy change will granted one time.  Students with more than six outstanding credits of requirements remaining, or who have six credits or fewer remaining for a second semester, must apply for graduation and pay another application fee.


Looking for information about commencement?  Click here to check out the commencement website maintained by University Advancement.


General Information

Incomplete Grades
Your degree cannot be awarded if you have an incomplete grade in a course required for your degree. Change of grade forms must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the last day of the semester in which you intend to graduate.

Transfer Credit
If you will be using transfer credit to complete your degree requirements, you must have an official transcript from that institution sent to the Registrar's Office as soon as your grade is available. All transcripts must be received by the last day of the semester in which you intend to graduate.

CLEP and DSST (DANTES) Test Scores
If you will be using test scores to complete your degree requirements, we must receive official test scores before the last day of the semester in which you intend to graduate.

GSP/GRR/Thesis Completion
Graduate students must have a Graduate Studies Plan (in DegreeWorks or on paper) and a Graduate Requirement Report on file with the Office of the Registrar by the last day of the semester in which they intend to graduate.

Degree Posted on Your Transcript
Once all requirements have been verified as met, your degree will be posted to your record and immediately appear on your transcript.  You can verify that your degree has been awarded by viewing your unofficial transcript in UAOnline.