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 commencement.unt.edu.
Apply to Graduate
All students must apply for graduation for the semester they intend to complete their degree requirements for a degree to be awarded. For detailed instructions on how to apply, 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 https://deanofstudents.unt.edu/mean-green-gowns-grads for further information.
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 be recognized early during 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.
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 and submission deadlines posted at https://tgs.unt.edu/new-current-students/graduation-information#grad-deadlines. If you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony, please note the RSVP deadlines. Students who miss the application deadline for a semester must contact the Toulouse Graduate School at Graduation@unt.edu for approval to apply late.
|Summer 2021 Graduates|
|Applications available:||Monday, October 19, 2020|
|Deadline to apply for graduation:||Undergraduates - Requesting approval to be recognized
in Spring commencement - Monday, February 15, 2021
Undergraduates - Friday, July 9, 2021
Graduates - Friday, June 25, 2021
|Deadline to RSVP
to participate in commencement ceremonies:
|RSVP deadlines will be updated once more information is available. Stay up to date at commencement.unt.edu.
|Fall 2021 Graduates|
|Applications available:||Monday, March 22, 2021|
|Deadline to apply for graduation:||
Undergraduates - Monday, September 10, 2021
|Deadline to RSVP
to participate in Spring 2021
|RSVP deadlines will be updated once more information is available. Stay up to date at commencement.unt.edu.|
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.
For more information, contact the Registrar's Office 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 tgs.unt.edu.
- $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 eagleexpress.unt.edu or call 940-565-3225.