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. 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.

Fall 2019

All students planning to graduate fall 2019 must apply for graduation online at https://howdy.tamu.edu beginning August 14, 2019 on the My Record tab. Graduation applications submitted after September 27, 2019 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 October 4, 2019. The online application will be open through 11:59 p.m. November 15, 2019. Applications submitted after that date must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar using a paper graduation application. The final application deadline is December 4, 2019 for students who will complete requirements in the fall semester.
 
Graduation applications will not be accepted after 5 p.m. December 4, 2019. If you miss this deadline, you must apply for Spring 2020 graduation.
 
Per Student Rule 14.2, degree candidates must be enrolled in or have completed all degree requirements by 5 p.m. November 15, 2019 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 15, 2019 to graduate in December 2019.
 
Students who have not cleared financially with the Office of Student Business Services (979-847-3337) will not receive a diploma at graduation.
 

Spring 2020

Students planning to graduate in May 2020 may begin filing applications for degrees on January 8, 2020. The filing deadline for students completing degree requirements during the soring 2020 term is February 14, 2020.


The application dates for future semesters are subject to change.
 

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 degree-audit@tamu.edu from their official TAMU email account. 

Doctoral Diplomas
Diplomas for doctoral graduates will be mailed 1-2 weeks after the doctoral commencement ceremony. 

Master's and Bachelor's Diplomas
Diplomas are not automatically mailed for master's and bachelor's degree candidates who indicate they are attending but do not ultimately attend. Diplomas will be automatically mailed out for students that indicate they will not attend the ceremony unless the student makes prior arrangements with the Degree Audit Office by emailing degree-audit@tamu.edu. These diplomas will be placed in the mail on the first Wednesday the University is open after the commencement ceremonies (December diplomas will not be sent until January).