The following policy has been approved and will enable Office of the Registrar staff to certify and distribute diplomas, with appropriate honors, to as many degree candidates as possible at commencement.
Only those students who pass the final degree audit on the first attempt (December 13, 2018) will receive diplomas at commencement. Grades for all degree candidates and graduation clearance checks for undergraduate students will be available Wednesday, December 13, after 10 p.m.
This information may be accessed at https://howdy.tamu.edu
on the "My Record" tab. A list of master's and doctoral degree candidates who have not cleared for graduation will be available Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, or by calling 979-845-3631.
For students failing the first audit in colleges which conduct a December graduation ceremony:
- All degree candidates who were enrolled in all remaining degree requirements during the semester in which the graduation is being held and have an active graduation application will be allowed to participate in commencement regardless of whether they pass the final audit on December 13. Candidates who fail the final audit will not receive a diploma at commencement.
- Due to the short time remaining on Thursday to finalize honors and stack diplomas, no one will be available to assist with graduation problems until Monday, December 17. Students may go to the General Services Complex, 750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1501, or email inquiries to email@example.com. Diplomas for students, who did not attend the ceremony or who request to have their diploma mailed due to clearing after December 13, will not be distributed until Thursday, January 3, 2019. After this date diplomas will be available to degree candidates immediately after certification is accomplished.
- Degree candidates not clearing for graduation on December 13 will have until 5 p.m. the first Friday of the following semester (January 18, 2019) to clear all degree requirements. Candidates not cleared by this date must reapply for graduation for a future term and pay the diploma fee again.