Information for Graduates

Important Distinction between Graduating and Participating in Commencement Events

Commencement events are the congratulatory ceremonies hosted by university officials in which students are publically and formally recognized. Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree after completion of credit hours and other degree requirements. Actual diplomas are not awarded at commencement ceremonies and participation in the ceremonies is not a guarantee of degree completion.

To officially graduate from UNT, a student must apply for graduation by the posted deadline. After receipt of final grades, the student's degree audit or degree plan must show the student satisfied all university, college and departmental requirements for the specific degree. A degree becomes official when it is posted to a student's transcript -- typically two to three weeks after the completion of their final term -- not by their participation in commencement exercises. 

For more information about commencement events, please visit www.unt.edu/commencement.

Students graduating in August can request to participate in the May commencement events by submitting a request form. Click here to submit your request.

Apply to Graduate

All students must apply for graduation by the posted deadline. During the semester that you intend to graduate please complete the graduation application by the deadline listed below.

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate applications are available in the Registrar's Office and most Academic Deans' advising offices.

Graduate Students
Graduation applications for master's and doctoral degrees are processed through Toulouse Graduate School. For further information regarding graduation applications and processes call 940-565-2383 or visit tsgs.unt.edu.

Important Deadlines

Spring 2015 Graduates

Deadline to
apply for graduation:

Graduate: February 2, 2015

Undergraduate: February 10, 2015

Commencement information:

May 16, 2015

Click here for information about changes affecting May graduates.

Deadline to RSVP for commencement events:

TBA

Summer 2015 Graduates

Deadline to
apply for graduation:

Graduate: June 8, 2015

Undergraduate: June 5, 2015

Late deadline to apply for graduation:

(Must pay a late fee.)

Undergraduate: July 3, 2015

Deadline to request to participate in May commencement events:

(August undergraduates only)

Undergraduate: March 16, 2015

Click here to request to participate.

Please note: Beginning 2015, UNT will not host summer commencement ceremonies.  Summer graduates should check the commencement website for more information about which commencement ceremony they can attend. 

Fall 2015 Graduates

Deadline to
apply for graduation:

Graduate: September 7, 2015

Undergraduate: September 15, 2015

Commencement information:

Click here for information about changes affecting December graduates.

Withhold Directory Information

If you have previously requested that the Registrar’s Office “Withhold Directory Information” concerning your academic records we will not be able to verify your degree to potential employers. Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you no longer want directory information withheld.

Additional Resources

For more information, contact the Registrar's Information Counter by calling 940-565-2111 or visiting Eagle Student Services Center (ESSC) Room 147.

For more information about graduation requirements please see the Academics section of the UNT Catalog.