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

Apply to Graduate

All students must apply for graduation by the deadline. During the semester in which you intend to graduate, please submit your application through MyUNT by the deadline listed in the chart below.

In an effort to "go green" and streamline the application process for our graduates, the application for graduation is now online. To proceed with your graduation application follow these instructions:

  1. Login to MyUNT and from the Student Center click on the "Apply for Graduation" link in the Other Academic dropdown. The "Apply for Graduation" link will be visible, even if you may not be eligible for graduation at this time. Please see your academic advising office for more information.
  2. Verify your program, degree, and major. If your specific program, degree, and/or major is not listed in MyUNT, contact your academic advising office.
  3. Select your anticipated graduation term. Only terms for which we are accepting applications will be displayed.
  4. Enter your name as you would like it to appear on your diploma and in the commencement program. Please double check for typos - your name will be printed exactly as you entered it.
  5. Verify/update your mailing address. This is the address that will be used to send you important graduation/commencement updates (pre-graduation), as well as to send your diploma (6-8 weeks after graduation).
  6. Check your UNT email for a confirmation that your application has been received.
  7. Check your UNT email frequently for updates as your application is reviewed and processed.

For more detailed instructions, click here.

Undergraduate Students

  • Enrollment at a Second Institution: If you are currently enrolled at another institution, you cannot graduate from UNT this semester.
  • $1,000 Tuition RebateApplications (undergraduates only) must be received prior to the end of the graduating semester.
  • Minimum Requirements for Graduation: Degree audits must show complete at the end of the last semester.
  • Graduation with Honors: Latin Honors, as applicable for undergraduates, will be printed on eligible diplomas.

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

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 9, 2015

Please note: Beginning Spring 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

Applications available:

August 14, 2015

Deadline to
apply for graduation:

Graduate: September 7, 2015

Undergraduate: September 15, 2015

College Recognition Ceremony:

Click here for information about the ceremonies.

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. If you no longer want directory information withheld, please see How to Request the Release of Directory Information.

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.

ress that will be used to send you important graduation/commencement updates (pre-graduation), as well as to send your diploma (6-8 weeks after graduation).