Apply for Graduation

Summer 2020 degrees will be posted as usual after grading closes for the term. You will receive an email once your degree is posted.

A virtual congratulatory message from President Benson, Provost Musselman, and the deans of all of the University’s schools is available to watch on YouTube.

As announced in a message from President Richard. C. Benson, commencement activities and ceremonies – including Doctoral Hooding and Honors Convocation – scheduled for May 11-14, 2020, will not take place as scheduled. Please watch this site and monitor your UT Dallas email for more details about rescheduling of commencement ceremonies.

Before you apply for graduation, always verify with your academic advisor that you are eligible for graduation at the end of the application term. You must successfully complete all coursework you are enrolled in at UT Dallas during your graduation term.

To apply for graduation, please log into Galaxy and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply for graduation (PDF).

After you have applied to graduate, you need to check your UT Dallas email on a regular basis throughout the semester. You will receive all correspondence regarding your graduation and commencement there.

Deadlines and Important Dates by Semester

Dates and deadlines are updated at the conclusion of each academic year.

Deadline to apply for graduation:
January 22, 2020

Late Applications Accepted with $100 Late Fee Until:
March 1, 2020 (fee will appear on your account 3 to 5 business days after this date)

Date to update your Online Commencement RSVP:
March 1, 2020

Deadline to update the name that will appear on your diploma:
February 25, 2020

Deadline to update your Confidentiality/FERPA to be listed in graduation publications:
February 25, 2020

Deadline to update the address your diploma will be mailed to in Orion:
May 21, 2020

Deadline to apply for graduation:
June 11, 2020

Late Applications Accepted with $100 Late Fee Until:
July 15, 2020 (fee will appear on your account 3 to 5 business days after this date)

Date to update your Online Commencement RSVP:
October 1, 2020 (Fall Commencement)

Deadline to update the name that will appear on your diploma:
July 20, 2020

Deadline to update your Confidentiality/FERPA to be listed in graduation publications:
September 24, 2020

Deadline to update the address your diploma will be mailed to in Orion:
August 13, 2020

Deadline to apply for graduation:
August 25, 2020

Late Applications Accepted with $100 Late Fee Until:
October 1, 2020 (fee will appear on your account 3 to 5 days after this date)

Date to update your Online Commencement RSVP:
October 1, 2020

Deadline to update the name that will appear on your diploma:
September 24, 2020

Deadline to update your Confidentiality/FERPA to be listed in graduation publications:
September 24, 2020

Deadline to update the address your diploma will be mailed to in Orion:
January 7, 2021

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