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 ceremonies.

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

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 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 Reivew 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.

Important Deadlines

Click here for information about the ceremonies.

Please review the below information to determine when you should apply for graduation.

Regalia Deadlines for Fall 2018
Regalia Pre-order Online Deadlines
Bachelor’s Saturday, September 15th
Master’s Saturday, September 1st
Doctorate Rental & Purchase Wednesday, October 24th
Faculty Saturday, October 27th
In Store Availability
Bachelor’s Monday, October 15th
Master’s Monday, October 15th
Doctorate Monday, December 3rd
Faculty Monday, December 10th

The University of North Texas Grad Finale will take place at the bookstore October 15th to 18th. Monday/Tuesday from 10am to 6pm and Wednesday/Thursday from 10am to 4pm.  During the Grad Finale event you can purchase all of your graduation related items such as your class ring and announcement, in addition to picking up your regalia. Please visit the UNT Bookstore by clicking 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.

 

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

  • 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.
Fall 2018 Graduates
Applications available: Monday, March 19, 2018
Deadline to apply for graduation: Undergraduates - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Graduates - Friday, October 12, 2018
Deadline to RSVP
to participate in Fall 2018
commencement ceremonies:
All Candidates - Monday, December 10, 2018

To RSVP, click here.
Spring 2019 Graduates
Applications available: Monday, October 1, 2018
Deadline to apply for graduation: Undergraduates - Monday, February 11, 2019

Graduates - Friday, March 8, 2019
Deadline to RSVP
to participate in Spring 2019
commencement ceremonies:
All Candidates - Monday, May 6, 2019
Summer 2019 Graduates
Applications available: Monday, October 1, 2018
Deadline to apply for graduation: Undergraduates - To request approval to walk
in Spring commencement - February 11, 2019

Undergraduates - Friday, July 12, 2019

Graduates - Friday, June 14, 2019
Deadline to RSVP
to participate in commencement ceremonies:
Undergraduates who are approved to walk
in the Spring commencement ceremonies - May 6, 2019

Undergraduates and Graduates who will walk
in the Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies - December 9, 2019

All summer graduates are invited to participate in the Fall 2019
commencement ceremonies and will receive an
information packet around the middle of November.


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

  • $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 who are eligible for a graduation incentive: Please review the below table for additional information regarding the incentive.
Students eligible for a $1,000 incentive and planning to graduate in Fall 2018:

Register for classes and apply for graduation when the application opens in Spring 2018.

For graduation in the FALL 2018 semester with enrollment fewer than 1.5 hours in the term you plan to graduate, complete the Eagle Express Graduation Incentive Worksheet as soon as possible.

Students eligible for a $2,000 incentive and planning to graduate in Fall 2018:

Register for classes and apply for graduation when the application opens in Spring 2018.

For graduation in the FALL 2018 semester with enrollment fewer than 5 hours in the term you plan to graduate, complete the Eagle Express Graduation Incentive Worksheet as soon as possible.

Students eligible for a $3,000 incentive and planning to graduate in Fall 2018:

Register for classes and apply for graduation when the application opens in Spring 2018.

For graduation in the FALL 2018 semester with enrollment fewer than 8 hours in the term you plan to graduate, complete the Eagle Express Graduation Incentive Worksheet as soon as possible.

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.