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 applied for graduation on time and pass the final degree audit on the first attempt (December 12, 2019) will have their diplomas directly mailed to them 1-2 weeks after the doctoral commencement ceremony.
Master’s and Bachelor's Students:
Only those students who applied for graduation on time and pass the final degree audit on the first attempt (December 12, 2019) will receive diplomas at commencement.
Grades for all degree candidates and graduation clearance checks for Bachelor's students will be available Thursday, December 12, after 10 p.m.
This information may be accessed at https://howdy.tamu.edu
on the "My Record" tab. A list of doctoral and master's degree candidates who have not cleared for graduation will be available Friday, December 13, 2019 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 Master’s and Undergraduate 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 12. 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 16, 2019. 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 12, will not be distributed until Monday, January 6, 2020. After this date diplomas will be available to degree candidates immediately after certification is accomplished.
- Degree candidates not clearing for graduation on December 12 will have until 5 p.m. the first Friday of the following semester (January 17, 2020) 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.