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 Baylor 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. Late applicants may not receive their diplomas on graduation day due to the length of time needed for printing. Arrangements should be made for these diplomas to be picked up or mailed.

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

Summer 2017

All students planning to graduate summer 2017 must apply for graduation online at https://howdy.tamu.edu beginning May 17, 2017 on the My Record tab. Graduation applications submitted after July 10, 2017 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 July 17, 2017. The online application will be open through 11:59 p.m. July 25, 2017. Applications submitted after that date must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar using a paper graduation application. The application deadline is August 7, 2017 for students who will complete requirements in the summer semester.

Graduation applications will not be accepted after 5 p.m. August 7, 2017. If you miss this deadline, you must apply for December 2017 graduation.

Per Student Rule 14.2, degree candidates must be enrolled in or have completed all degree requirements by 5 p.m. July 25, 2017 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 July 25, 2017 to graduate in August 2017.

Students who have not cleared financially with the Office of Student Business Services (979-847-3337) will not receive a diploma at graduation.

Fall 2017

Students planning to graduate in December 2017 may begin filing applications for degrees on August 16, 2017. The filing deadline for students completing degree requirements during the fall 2017 term is September 29, 2017.
 
The application dates for future semesters are subject to change.

Attendance at the graduation ceremony is based on the information provided in the online degree application. The option is available to pick up diplomas or have them mailed for a $4 mailing fee. Typically, diplomas are placed in the mail on the first Wednesday the University is open after the commencement ceremonies (December diplomas will not be sent until January).

Diplomas are not automatically mailed for degree candidates who indicate they are attending but do not ultimately attend.

Degree candidates who would like to change their attendance for graduation may send an email to degree-audit @tamu.edu from their official TAMU email account.