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 15, 2016) will receive diplomas at commencement. Grades for all degree candidates and graduation clearance checks for undergraduate students will be available Thursday, December 15, 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 16, 2016 at the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, or by calling 979-845-3631.
For students failing the first audit, in colleges which conduct an December graduation ceremony:
- All degree candidates who were enrolled in all remaining degree requirements during the semester, in which the graduation is being held, will be allowed to participate in commencement regardless of whether they pass the final audit on December 15. 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 19. Students may go to the General Services Complex, 750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1501, or email inquiries to email@example.com. Diplomas will not be distributed until Wednesday, January 4, 2017. After this date diplomas will be available to degree candidates immediately after certification is accomplished.
- Degree candidates not clearing for graduation on December 15 will have until 5 p.m. the first Friday of the following semester (January 20, 2017) 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.