Graduation Information

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

Please submit questions to graduation@unt.edu; include your name and student ID # to help ensure a speedy response.

Applying for Graduation

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

  1. Graduation Application Login and apply to graduate online.  Your application will only be accepted if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  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 copied via email on any correspondence with your department regarding this issue. It is your responsibility to make sure that a plan is submitted to TGS by your department.
  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.]

After submitting your graduation application, if you need to make a correction or add information, please send an  email to graduation@unt.edu with details, including your name and student ID#.

If you are pursuing more than one degree, you will need to submit a separate application for each degree.

Want to Know the Status of Your Application?

Once you have submitted the graduation application and completed all the required degree steps, you should be on track to graduate.  Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to ensure you have completed all the necessary items:

  • 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 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)?
  • Have I ordered my regalia through the UNT Barnes & Noble Bookstore?

You can contact the graduation office at the graduate school at graduation@unt.edu if there are specific questions on the above items.  Be sure to include your name and student ID # to help us assist you quickly.

Have a General Question?

Please be sure to check our FAQ page for more information.

Need Commencement Ceremony Information?

Three weeks prior to the close of the term, commencement materials are mailed to all graduation candidates.  The information includes detailed instructions and your name card for announcement of your name as you cross the stage during the ceremony.  The packet is mailed by the Registrar’s Office.  If you have not received your graduation instruction packet by the last week of the term it is very important that you contact the Registrar’s Office at 940-565-2111.  Replacment packet materials are readily available in that office.

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Graduation Deadlines

InstructionsFall 2014
Dec. 13, 2014 Award
Spring 2015
May 16, 2015 Award
Summer 2015
August 15, 2015 Award
Graduation Application window opensMarch 31, 2014October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

Graduation Application window closes. This is the last day that applications for the semester will be accepted.September 8, 2014February 2, 2015February 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, 2014March 27, 2015July 6, 2015
Thesis/Dissertation due in the Graduate School (if applicable). Results of Final Defense due from Departments (if applicable)October 24, 2014March 27, 2015June 26, 2015
Edited thesis/dissertation incorporating Reader's corrections, due in the Graduate School (if applicable)December 5, 2014May 8, 2015August 7, 2015
Master's Commencement and Doctoral Commencement & Hooding CeremonyOfficial University ScheduleOfficial University ScheduleOfficial University Schedule

Graduation Fees

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

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 no longer be an on-time and late application period, and 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.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 by the Registrar’s Office approximately 3 weeks prior to graduation via U.S. mail to the mailing address you have on file with UNT.  You can review and update your mailing address online at my.unt.edu.

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 8 to 10 weeks after graduation to the mailing address on file with UNT.  You can review and update your mailing address online at my.unt.edu.

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