November 1, 2015
Deadline to apply for fall 2015 graduation and be included in the commencement program
December 4, 2015
Deadline to apply for fall 2015 graduation
April 1, 2016
Deadline to apply for spring 2016 graduation and be included in the commencement program
April 22, 2016
Deadline to apply for spring 2016 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
Students apply for graduation through their UAOnline account.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further instruction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I walk at Commencement in May?
Students who complete certificate or degree requirements in the summer and fall semesters will be invited to participate in fall commencement ceremonies in December. Students who complete certificate or degree requirements in the spring semester will be invited to participate in spring commencement ceremonies in May. All students eligible to walk in Commencement will receive an invitation to RSVP to the ceremony about six (6) weeks prior to the event. The invitation will be emailed to students’ preferred email accounts. If students do not receive an invitation and believe they should have, or if they have any questions, they are encouraged to email Degree Services at email@example.com. If a student reapplies to graduate in a later semester prior to the date of Commencement, they will not be on the list to walk. Exceptions to the walking policy should be directed to the University Advancement Office at 907-786-1013.
What is the ‘drop dead date’ for turning things in and still graduating?
All paperwork, petitions, test scores, grades, etc., must be received by the Registrar's Office by the final grade submission deadline. This date is generally three (3) business days after the last day of the semester. Specific dates are available at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/calendar/academicdatesdeadlines.cfm. Degree Services begins reviewing students’ audits for completion the day after the final grading deadline. If a student's paperwork is not submitted or complete when their degree is audited, their degree will not be awarded. These students will receive email correspondence at their preferred email address with information about their degree status.
I know I'm not going to graduate. What should I do?
If my thesis isn't due until June, am I still a spring graduate?
If a student completes their thesis in June, their degree will be posted in the summer semester, and the student will be considered a summer graduate. In order for a degree to be posted for spring, all paperwork/requirements must be completed and submitted by the final grading deadline (generally three (3) business days after the semester ends). You will need to contact Degree Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a final audit mid semester; otherwise you will not be checked for completion again until the end of the semester.
My advisor/instructor told me another class would count for that requirement.
In order for students to graduate from UAA, they must complete all university, general education and major requirements as published in the university catalog. If an advisor or instructor tells a student that a particular course can satisfy a major requirement or that a major requirement can be waived, the student needs to work with their advisor to ensure academic petitions are submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Students should access their DegreeWorks audit (found in UA Online, Student Services & Account Information link) to verify that all of their requirements are complete and to track academic petitions. If a petition is not documented in DegreeWorks, it is possible the petition was never received and will therefore not be considered when Degree Services completes the final audit.
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:
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.
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