Graduation Information

Applying for undergraduate graduation application

The Fall 2021 Application deadline has passed. Please review the following options below and then contact your assigned academic advisor for next steps.

Select the option below that best applies to you:


I am currently enrolled at UT Austin and will complete all remaining degree requirements by the end of the current semester.

Congratulations, you are ready to complete your graduation application! Contact your academic advisor for late application.


I am NOT currently enrolled at UT Austin and will complete all remaining degree requirements at another institution or via University Extension by the end of the current semester. 

Follow these steps:

  1. Make sure all degree requirements are completed or in progress
  2. Clear any outstanding registration bars
  3. Email your assigned academic advisor to request an in-absentia registration form and discuss next steps for late graduation application
    1. If currently pursuing final course requirements outside of UT, attach enrollment documentation
  4. Complete and submit in-absentia registration form to your academic advisor
  5. Once advisor confirms in-absentia registration, additional steps will be shared.

Important Deadlines

  • Graduation application due by October 28, 2021 (11:59 pm Central Time)

  • UEX self-paced course final exams completed by December 3, 2021

  • Transcripts from other institutions must be received by UT by December 17, 2021

**Please allow 2 weeks for our office to process your request. Students may check their application status at any time by logging in to the Graduation Application (linked above).

Contact if you have any issues with the online graduation application.

Contact your assigned academic advisor if you have questions about your remaining degree requirements.

Details on upcoming Commencement Events

Graduating with Honors

Highest Honors:  3.9663 - 4.0
High Honors:  3.9191 - 3.9662
Honors:  3.8223 - 3.9190
(Pertains to students graduating in May 2021 through December 2021.)

To qualify for honors you must have completed at least 60 hours at The University of Texas at Austin and be in the top 20 percent of your Moody Communication graduating class.

Official University Honors will be posted to the transcript and diploma upon certification of all degree candidates.

The GPA required to graduate with University Honors is recomputed each May based on the top 20% of the May graduation class in the College following regulations listed in the Undergraduate Catalog. This same GPA applies to the following August and December graduation classes. The required minimum GPA may be higher than that listed in the catalog. For further information, please contact your academic advisor or consult the Graduation with University Honors section of the General Information Catalog.


Academic regalia are the traditional dress for degree candidates participating in college, school and department convocations, as well as the university-wide commencement ceremony.

Ordering and Purchasing Regalia

Academic regalia is available for purchase from the University Co-op. Information is available on the Graduation page of the University Co-op’s website or at the following Co-op location:

University Co-op
Graduation Department (main level)
2246 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705
800-255-1896 - Option 2

Tuition Rebate

You may be eligible for a tuition rebate of up to $1,000 if, at graduation, 1) you earned your degree within four years, 2) you are (and have been) a Texas resident, 3) you attempted no more than three semester hours beyond the minimum number of hours required for the degree, and 4) you paid tuition* out-of-pocket. There are many stipulations to this rule, so check with your advisor about the requirements and regulations that govern this rebate.

If you believe you qualify for this tuition rebate, please download the tuition rebate application, complete it, sign it (since UT is currently operating remotely, you may simply type in your signature), and email it using your official utexas email address to the Student Advising Office ( by the deadline, which is the official graduation date for the semester in which you will graduate. Processing of your tuition rebate application cannot begin until your degree has been conferred by the University and may take up to 2.5 months to complete.

*If you received tuition waivers or exemptions and did not pay tuition out-of-pocket, this will make you ineligible for the tuition rebate.  Your academic advisor will not know whether you paid tuition or received waivers/exemptions. If you have questions regarding your tuition rebate eligibility related to tuition waivers or exemptions, you should contact the Tuition Billing Department/Student Accounts Receivable Office at (512)475-7771.