Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! 

UAA provides a variety of resources for current students who are in their final semester of coursework and are ready to apply to graduate from their programs. To be eligible for graduation at the end of a given semester, a student must be formally admitted to the degree or certificate program, submit an application for graduation through UAOnline, and pay the required fee. 

GRADUATION FORMS: Required to Graduate!

All students, regardless of campus, are required to formally apply to graduate. You can do this through UAOnline, using the links below.

Degree Verification

It is the student's responsibility to ensure they complete all university, general education and major requirements as published in the university catalog. 

The School of Nursing evaluates the files of all Nursing students nearing their last semester or trimester of classes to identify the most common issues that will prevent graduation. An email will be sent to your UAA preferred email listing any missing requirements and steps needed to correct the issue. Please complete missing requirements as quickly as possible to prevent any delay in awarding your degree. If any of your personal information has changed since applying to UAA you can update it by logging into UAOnline.

Once you have applied for graduation, UAA will be email a DegreeWorks audit letter. Please view the audit and notify the School of Nursing if there are still any missing requirements listed on the audit. 


The Recognition (Pinning) Ceremony is a celebration of our graduates' achievements as they complete the current phase of their educational journey. It is also an opportunity for faculty and nurse peers to welcome students at all levels into the next portion of their nursing career.

Note: Recognition dates for graduates are generally the Friday before commencement.


Nursing major students will need to complete the NCLEX Verification form prior to their respective graduation term. The forms are brought in by the Board of Nursing and are handed out during class. A scheduled time is arranged with the faculty member and the Board of nursing during the semester you are expected to graduate.

Only the top portion of the form should be filled out by the student and sent to SON Student Services. This form can be hand delivered, sent in by email, or mailed USPS. Once received, the form will be completed by the Student Services office and delivered to the UAA Degree Services where the seal will be affixed and then sent to the State of Alaska, Board of Nursing, by USPS mail, for completion. This process may take longer than expected due to the volume of UAA graduates Degree Services has to process in a condensed period of time.


Please make sure that your degree has been officially awarded prior to ordering any transcripts. You can verify that your degree has been awarded by viewing your unofficial transcript in UAOnline. Degrees are not awarded the same day as Commencement.