You've tracked your progress in DegreeWorks, and you've nearly completed all the requirements for your degree. You're ready to apply to graduate.
For issues with courses or degree programs not showing in DegreeWorks as expected,
see Degree Progress.
Looking for information about the commencement ceremony?
Apply to Graduate
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 submit an application for graduation through UAOnline and pay the required fee.
- Apply to graduate through your UAOnline account.
- Graduation application deadlines are in Registration Dates and Deadlines calendars.
- Catalog policy on Graduation governs this process.
- Students with a directory hold on their account will be removed from the commencement ceremony program prior to printing and will not be included in any other commencement-related publications.
- Step-by-Step Directions to Apply to Graduate
- Login to UAOnline.
- Click on "Students Services & Account Information."
- Click on "Student Records."
- Select "Apply to Graduate."
- Select the degree program from which you wish to graduate and click "Continue."
- Select the semester in which you intend to graduate from the drop down menu and click "Continue."
- Click "Submit Request."
- You will receive a degree audit email from Degree Services (email@example.com) within 3-5 business days.
You may view the status of existing applications for graduation in UAOnline. From the Student Services & Account Information tab, choose Student Records, Apply to Graduate and View Application to Graduate.
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.
See the university catalog for information and policies related to your application for graduation.
Graduate with Honors
To be eligible to graduate with honors, associate and baccalaureate degree-seeking students must earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher in all college work attempted at or transferred to UAA. Graduate students are not eligible for university honors.
|Cum Laude||3.50 to 3.79|
|Magna Cum Laude||3.80 to 3.99|
|Summa Cum Laude||4.00|
Read more about graduating with honors in the UAA Catalog.
Please note: The GPA on your transcript and in DegreeWorks is not your final GPA for honors.
Students must satisfy all unpaid student account balances through the UAA Accounting Office before their diploma will be released.
The name on your diploma will be the official name on file with the University at the time of printing. Diplomas are printed with first name, middle initial, last name. UAA will print full middle and maiden names upon request. Requests to print alternate versions of first names will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concentrations and minors will not be printed on the diploma. Minors are printed on the official transcript. Students earning a baccalaureate or master's degree may see their concentrations printed on their official transcript. If you and your advisor do not know if your concentration qualifies to appear on your official transcript per university policy, please contact email@example.com.
Diplomas are available for pick up near the beginning of each month for all students who earned their degree in the month prior with one exception. Diplomas will be available for pick up after the add/drop deadline in January for degrees awarded in December. An email will be sent to your preferred email address when your diploma is available for pick up at the University Center. That email will include instructions on how to request your diploma be mailed if you are unable to pick it up. There is a $10 mailing fee.
If you intend to have another individual pick up your diploma, they will be required to:
- present a written signed letter of permission from you with a copy of your photo ID attached
- present their own photo ID to verify their identity
At the end of one year, any unclaimed/returned diplomas will be shredded. If you believe that your diploma has been shredded, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further instruction.
Graduates wishing to order a replacement diploma for a change of name must submit a Change of Personal Information along with documentation.
A Change Form is typically processed within seven business days. An Application for
Replacement Diploma will be processed within five business days or after the Change
Form has been processed, if applicable.
All replacement diplomas will be printed with current University President, Chancellor, and Chair of the Board of Regents signatures and will have the words, "Replacement Diploma issued (date)" printed under the university seal.
Agencies or employers requesting verification of a student's degree should request this information directly through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) DegreeVerify service.
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
Should any country requiring a diploma or official transcript require an apostille, we can certify and notarize your diploma or official transcript and forward it to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska for processing.