Information for Graduates


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Important Distinction between Graduating and Participating in Commencement Events

Commencement events are the congratulatory ceremonies hosted by university officials in which students are publicly 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 ceremonies.

For more information about commencement events, please visit

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.

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

  1. Login to MyUNT and on the Student Homepage, click on "Academic Records." Look for "Apply for Graduation" on the left-side menu. 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. Click "Continue." then "Submit Application."
  4. Under "View Graduation Status," 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 notice that your application has been reviewed with notes from your advisor.
  7. Check the status of your application. In your MyUNT under Student Center and then under Academics, select My Academics. The status of your application will be across from your degree and major.


    Status Description
    Eligible to Apply for Graduation You may be eligible for graduation at this time
    Applied for Graduation You have successfully applied for graduation
    In Review Your application for graduation is currently in review
    Pending Please contact your advisor about your application
    Denied by Advisor Your graduation application has been withdrawn
    Approved Application for graduation has been approved
    Denied Application has been denied
  8. For more detailed instructions, click here.


Mean Green Gowns for Grads


If you are having issues with being able to pay for a cap and gown to walk across the stage at Graduation, we have a program that can help! Mean Green Gowns for Grads is here to help alleviate some of the hardships of graduation expenses for our students who may not otherwise be able to participate in graduation after working so hard for a degree. Please visit for further information.


Undergraduate students


  • You must apply for graduation for your degree to be awarded the semester you will complete your degree requirements.  Please follow the deadlines posted below.  If you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony, please note the RSVP deadlines.  With advisor approval, summer applicants can request to walk early in the Spring commencement, but must apply online for graduation by the Spring deadline.  Students who miss the application deadline for a semester must contact their academic advisor for approval to apply late.   

Graduate students

Important Deadlines

Spring 2021 Graduates
Applications available: Monday, October 19, 2020
Deadline to apply for graduation: Undergraduates - Monday, February 15, 2021

Master and Doctoral applicants - Friday, February 26, 2021
Deadline to RSVP
to participate in Spring 2021
commencement ceremonies:
RSVP deadlines will be updated once more information is available. Stay up to date at
Summer 2021 Graduates
Applications available: Monday, October 19, 2020
Deadline to apply for graduation: Undergraduates - To request approval to walk
in Spring commencement - Monday, February 15,2021

Undergraduates - Friday, July 9,2021

Graduates - Friday, June 11,2021
Deadline to RSVP
to participate in commencement ceremonies:
RSVP deadlines will be updated once more information is available. Stay up to date at

Enrollment at a Second Institution: If you are currently enrolled at another institution, you cannot graduate from UNT this semester.

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.

Regalia Deadlines: For regalia pre-orders and important regalia deadlines, please visit the UNT Bookstore.

  • 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
    • $1,000 Tuition Rebate: Applications (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.
    • Eagle Express: Students participating in the Eagle Express Tuition Plan are encouraged to apply for graduation as soon as possible. Eligible students will receive the incentive automatically after applying to graduate and registering for their final term of enrollment. For more information, please visit or call 940-565-3225.