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 - Fall 2015 applications are now open. Click here to log in and apply for Fall graduation. Your application will only be accepted if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and 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.

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.

In addition to the required items above, students are strongly encouraged to take the following surveys:

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?

Information about December ceremonies will be posted here as soon as the information becomes available. 

Please visit the FAQ page of the Commencement website.

During semesters in which there is a University sanctioned event, name cards and detailed information will be sent via US mail by the Registrar’s Office to the mailing address you have on file in your student portal (https://my.unt.edu), so please be sure to update that as needed. If you have applied for graduation and have not received this information via US mail within 3 weeks prior to your appropriate ceremony, please contact us through graduation@unt.edu.

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Graduation Deadlines

InstructionsFall 2015Spring 2015Summer 2015
Graduation Application window opensJune 3, 2015October 27, 2014

March 30, 2015

Graduation Application window closes. This is the last day that applications for the semester will be accepted.September 11, 2015February 2, 2015June 8, 2015
Departments must submit results of final exam/project defense (comp form) 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 23, 2015March 27, 2015July 6, 2015
Thesis/Dissertation due in the Graduate School (if applicable). No further content changes may be made. Final Approval form due from Departments (if applicable). Oral Defense results should have already been submitted as they are due within 48 hours of defense.October 23, 2015March 27, 2015June 26, 2015
Reader requested corrections to previously submitted Thesis/Disseration due in the Graduate School (if applicable). Content corrections should be included in original submissions.December 3, 2015May 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 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.

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

During semesters in which there is a University sanctioned event, information regarding the relevant 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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