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Preparing for Graduation

Checklist for Undergraduate Students

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  1. Apply for Graduation - a MUST DO:

    • If you have completed at least 90 undergraduate level credit hours then you are eligible to apply for graduation.

    • Apply for graduation before the application deadlines. The application can be submitted up to a year before your semester of graduation, but no later than the deadline. Once your application has been received, you will be notified of your degree status by your advising center.

    • You CANNOT graduate without submitting an application!


    Submitting your application for graduation:

    • Fall Graduation

      • Undergraduates - April 15

    • Spring Graduation

      • Undergraduates - November 15

    • February 15: For Summer Undergraduate graduation candidates wishing to participate in May commencement ceremonies.

    • Summer graduation

      • Undergraduates - June 15

    • June 15: For all Summer graduates wishing to participate in December commencement

    • NO COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY IS OFFERED IN SUMMER

  2. Check that you've met all graduation requirements

    • Meet with your academic advisor to ensure that your degree requirements are met by your intended date of graduation. Information regarding degree requirements is available in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

    • Residency requirements must be met.

    • UTSA must have official final transcripts on file from all other colleges or universities you may have attended. See your academic advisor for more information.

    • Resolve all grade issues including:

      1. Outstanding incompletes

      2. Non-reported grades

      3. Study abroad

      4. Independent studies

      5. Internships

    • Complete all exams for credit (CLEP and Challenge exams)

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  4. Verify diploma information

    • Update your address and check your diploma name on ASAP to ensure that your diploma name appears as it should and that it is sent to the correct address.

    • If you update your diploma address after the close of the semester, send an e-mail to graduationcoordination@utsa.edu to ensure that the change has been updated on the diploma list.

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  6. Clear holds

    • Transcripts and diplomas will only be sent out to students with no obligations to the university. Log onto ASAP to view your holds

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  8. Stop by Career Services

    Get help in preparing resumes, job searches, graduate school applications, interview techniques and more. Check out Career Services for more info.

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  10. Register with Alumni Association Online

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  12. Get ready for Commencement

    • Ceremonies are held in May and December.

    • Caps, gowns, class rings, diploma frames and more may be ordered at Grad Fest or through the UTSA Bookstore.

    • To avoid overcrowding at the commencement ceremonies, there will be a limited number of guest tickets for each graduating candidate. All guests must have a ticket to enter the ceremony. Be sure to review instructions and pay careful attention to pick up deadlines.

    • For the most current information, periodically visit the Graduation & Commencement website.

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  14. Check your Email

    • The official means of communication from the University is myUTSAmail (powered by Google). Check your account often for important information!