Applying for Your Degree

You must file an application for degree before you can graduate. For more information send email to graduation@tamu.edu. Undergraduate and professional students may call the Office of the Registrar at (979)845-1089. Graduate students may call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at (979)845-3631.

Application for Degree

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 Baylor 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.


Application Deadlines

Fall 2015

All students planning to graduate fall 2015 must apply for graduation online at https://howdy.tamu.edu beginning August 19, 2015 on the My Record tab. Students requesting a name change for graduation related purposes must complete a name change request before October 9, 2015. The online application will be open through 11:59 p.m. November 20, 2015. Applications submitted after that date must be submitted in the Office of the Registrar. The application deadline is December 9, 2015 for students who will complete requirements in the fall semester.

Graduation applications will not be accepted after 5 p.m. December 9, 2015. If you miss this deadline, you must apply for May graduation.

Per Student Rule 14.2, degree candidates must be enrolled in or have completed all degree requirements by 5 p.m. November 20, 2015 either in residence at Texas A&M University or at another college or university. Proof of registration in courses at other institutions must be provided to the Degree Audit Office by November 20, 2015 to graduate in December 2015.

Students who have not cleared financially with the Office of Student Business Services (979-847-3337) will not receive a diploma at graduation.

Spring 2016

Students planning to graduate in May 2016 may begin filing applications for degrees on January 6, 2016. The filing deadline for students completing degree requirements during the spring 2016 term is February 19, 2016.

Summer 2016

Students planning to graduate in August 2016 may begin filing applications for degrees on May 18, 2016. The filing deadline for students completing degree requirements during the summer 2016 term is July 11, 2016.

The application dates for future semesters are subject to change.


Additional Graduation Information