Graduation


Please submit questions through graduation@unt.edu; including both your name and student ID # will help ensure a speedy response.

After lots of hard work, graduation is quickly approaching for many of you. To graduate, you will need to complete the application steps listed below.

Applying for Graduation

It is the responsibility of the student to file the appropriate graduate degree applications with the Toulouse Graduate School. The application window will be open the same time registration for classes becomes available. (See deadlines below.) Your completed application will include:

  1. Graduation Application Login and apply to graduate online.
  2. Approved Degree Plan. If you do not have an approved Degree Plan on file with TGS upon applying for Graduation, processing of your application will be delayed until a Degree Plan is submitted by your academic department. You will be CC'd on any correspondence with your department regarding this issue; it is your responsibility to make sure that a plan is actually submitted to TGS.
  3. UNT Graduating Student Survey
  4. Survey of Earned Doctorates (Doctoral Students only). [Mac users:  Open the form in Adobe Acrobat and use the “save via email” link at the bottom.]

Your graduation application will only be accepted if you have a current 3.00 overall GPA.

Please do not submit more than one application per degree; if you need to make a correction or add information, please send a separate email to graduation@unt.edu.

If you are pursuing more than one degree, you will need to submit a separate application for each degree. The major you select on the application needs to match the degree you are seeking (for example, if you are in both a PhD program and an MS program and are applying to graduate with the MS, the major you select should be for the MS, not the PhD.)

Want to Know the Status of your Application?

The Graduation Office manually processes 1000+ graduation applications each semester. In processing these applications, we verify many key items for each student. If you would like to know if you are on the track to graduation, please ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I admitted to the program that I have applied to graduate from?
  • Do I have an approved degree plan on file with the Graduate School?
  • Have I completed all of the coursework listed on my degree plan?
  • Have I finished the courses that I received an incomplete in? Has my department submitted a grade change for the course(s)?
  • Have I at least scheduled my comprehensive exam, defense date or project evaluation (depending on your program/degree plan)? Will my results be sent to the Graduate School by the deadline located on the Graduation Calendar (see below)

If you are able to answer “yes” to all of the questions listed above, you are on track to graduate! All you need to do is purchase your regalia from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and wait for your Graduation Clearance email. We will see you at the commencement ceremony!

If you have 1 or more pending items on the list above, please contact the Graduation Office via email (graduation@unt.edu) and explain the details of your situation and how/when you will be taking care of it. This will allow us to better assist you.

The Graduation Office welcomes you to ask any specific questions regarding any of the items listed above; however general questions regarding the status of your application only serve to delay processing, which keeps us from sending the Graduation Clearance email that you are so anxiously awaiting! Thank you for your patience as we give each student the same time and consideration.

Have a general question?

Please be sure to check our FAQ page at http://tsgs.unt.edu/questions for more information.

Need commencement ceremony Information?

In addition to the FAQ page referenced above, there is more information on the UNT Commencement Page which can be found at http://www.unt.edu/commencement/index.htm. The Registrar’s office also sends RSVP and ceremony information to each cleared candidate via US mail approximately 3 weeks prior to the ceremony, so please be sure your mailing address on https://my.unt.edu is accurate!

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Graduation Deadlines

For more detailed information, download a copy of the graduation calendar:
Summer 2014 , Fall 2014.

Instructions Fall 2014

Dec. 13, 2014 Award

Spring 2015

May 16, 2015 Award

Summer 2015

August 15, 2015 Award

Graduation Application window opens

March 31, 2014

October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

Graduation Application window closes. This is the last day that applications for the semester will be accepted.

September 8, 2014

February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015

Departments must submit results of final exam/project defense to the Graduate School, remove grades of "I" in all prior required courses, submit degree plan changes and file proof of completion of foreign language requirement (if applicable)

October 24, 2014 March 27, 2015 July 6, 2015

Thesis/Dissertation due in the Graduate School (if applicable). Results of Final Defense due from Departments (if applicable)

October 24, 2014 March 27, 2015 June 26, 2015

Edited thesis/dissertation incorporating Reader's corrections, due in the Graduate School (if applicable)

December 5, 2014 May 8, 2015 August 7, 2015

Master's Commencement and Doctoral Commencement & Hooding Ceremony

See Official University Schedule:
http://www.unt.edu/commencement/
See Official University Schedule:
http://www.unt.edu/commencement/
See Official University Schedule:
http://www.unt.edu/commencement/

Graduation Fees

If your application was submitted late, you'll receive an email from graduation@unt.edu within 14 days alerting you that the fee has been added to your account and is ready to pay. Beginning Fall 2014 there will not longer be an on-time and late application period; all applications will be considered on-time if submitted within the window. If you are writing a paper, appropriate fees will be added to your account when your final, defended paper is submitted to the Graduate School; an email from graduation@unt.edu will alert you that payment is due. If you prefer to pay prior to this, you may go in person to the Student Accounting Cashier windows on the ground floor of the Eagle Student Services Center and ask to have the fees posted to your account. Fees are due when posted, so please do not delay making your payment.

Master’s Degree: No fees
Master’s Degree & Thesis: $20 archiving, $25 microfilming
Doctoral Degree & Dissertation: $20 archiving, $25 microfilming

A $25 late processing fee will apply to all applications received after the first deadline as listed above. Late fees will no longer be applicable beginning Fall 2014.

Students who wish to take advantage of additional ProQuest services (such as ProQuest's "Open Access" publishing option) will need to pay any additional fees directly to ProQuest.

    Graduation Commencement, Regalia, Announcements & Diplomas

    Information regarding the Doctoral and Masters Commencement Ceremony will be sent from the Registrar’s Office approximately three weeks prior to graduation via U.S. mail to the "mailing" address you have on file in your MyUNT account.

    Please contact Barnes & Noble UNT to order regalia, either by visiting their campus location at 1700 Chestnut Street, Denton, TX 76203, by phone at 940.565.2592, or on the web at unt.bncollege.com/.

    Diplomas are mailed approximately eight to ten weeks after graduation to the mailing address linked to your MyUNT account.

    Thesis Manual