Applying for Your Degree

Refer to Student Rule 14 for information regarding degree requirements.

All students planning to graduate at the end of the current semester may file applications for degrees online. The deadline is listed below.
 

This online application system will be accessible 24 hours a day, every day, until 11:59pm on the 60th class day of the fall or spring semester, or the 15th class day of the second summer term. After that time, students must apply for graduation in the Office of the Registrar.

A diploma fee of $47.50 is assessed for each graduation application submitted by students in all colleges EXCEPT, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and School of Public Health (which are assessed a $100 graduation fee).

Students who are permitted to apply after the initial deadline (see academic calendar) will be charged an additional $50 late application fee per degree.

The Office of the Registrar at (979) 845-1089 also handles orders for copies of diplomas awarded in the past.

Fall 2020

All students planning to graduate fall 2020 must apply for graduation online at https://howdy.tamu.edu beginning August 12, 2020 on the My Record tab. Graduation applications submitted after September 18, 2020 will be assessed a late fee EXCEPT, the College of Dentistry, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and School of Public Health. Students requesting a name change for graduation related purposes must complete a name change request before November 10, 2020. The online application will be open through 11:59 p.m. November 10, 2020. Applications submitted after that date must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar using a paper graduation application. The final application deadline is November 24, 2020 for students who will complete requirements in the fall semester.

Graduation applications will not be accepted after 5 p.m. November 24, 2020. If you miss this deadline, you must apply for Spring 2021 graduation.
 
Per Student Rule 14.2, degree candidates must be enrolled in or have completed all degree requirements by 5 p.m. November 10, 2020 either in residence at Texas A&M University or at another college or university. Degree Requirement Verification in courses at other institutions must be provided to the Degree Audit Office by November 10, 2020 to graduate in December 2020.
 
Students who have not cleared financially with the Office of Student Business Services will not receive a diploma at graduation. In order to have the diploma released, students will need to contact Student Business Services at sbs@tamu.edu  to clear their financial holds.
 

Spring 2021

Students planning to graduate in May 2021 may begin filing applications for degrees on January 6, 2021. The filing deadline for students completing degree requirements during the spring 2021 term is February 19, 2021.

Attendance at the graduation ceremony is based on the information included in your graduation application. Degree candidates who would like to change their attendance for graduation may send an email to graduation@tamu.edu from their official TAMU email account.