Final Degree Audit / Graduation Clearance Policy

Fall 2020

Grades for all degree candidates are due at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 10. The final degree evaluation process will be conducted that evening and the graduation clearance checks for undergraduate students will be available after 10 p.m. that night. This information may be accessed at https://howdy.tamu.edu on the “My Record” tab. Graduate degree candidates who have questions about their status may contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) on or after Friday, December 11, 2020 by calling 979-845-3631 or emailing ogaps@tamu.edu.

Degree Candidates not clearing for graduation on December 10 will have until 5 p.m. the first Friday of the following semester (January 22, 2021) 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.

Diplomas for all Professional, Doctoral, Master’s, and Bachelor’s students will be mailed upon verification of completion of all degree requirements. These diplomas will be mailed to the address the degree candidate provided on their application for graduation (normal mailing costs are being waived). Degree Candidates can verify their diploma mailing address through Howdy on the Student Profile. Degree Candidates can notify the Office of the Registrar of any changes or corrections by contacting graduation@tamu.edu.
In addition to diplomas being withheld at commencement for candidates who do not pass the final degree audit, diplomas are also withheld from graduates who have failed to settle all financial obligations with the University in accordance with University and State rules. Students may review their account balance online to determine if there are any unsettled obligations that may prevent receiving their diplomas in the commencement ceremonies.
Diplomas for all Professional, Doctoral, Master’s, and Bachelor’s students will be mailed upon verification of completion of all degree requirements. These diplomas will be mailed to the address the degree candidate provided on their application for graduation (normal mailing costs are being waived). Degree Candidates can verify their diploma mailing address through Howdy on the Student Profile. Degree Candidates can notify the Office of the Registrar of any changes or corrections by contacting graduation@tamu.edu.

Transcripts (Hold for Degree orders) will be available for pick-up* on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, for those requesting this service by 8am, Monday, December 14, 2020. Please note: Official transcripts for degree candidates who request the Hold for Degree special service by December 14, 2020, at 8 a.m. but who do not pass their final degree audit on the first attempt will have their transcript sent without degrees awarded or academic honors printed on them. A subsequent order would be required if wanting another transcript to be issued at a later date with one's degree information & subject to applicable fees.
 
*Please contact transcripts@tamu.edu to confirm pick-up options PRIOR to coming in person.