Final Degree Audit / Graduation Clearance Policy

Spring 2023

Grades for all degree candidates are due at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. 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 Graduate and Professional School on or after Thursday, May 11, 2023 by calling 979-845-3631 or emailing grad@tamu.edu.

Degree Candidates not clearing for graduation on May 10 will have until 5 p.m. the first Friday of the following semester (June 2, 2023) 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.

In addition to diplomas being withheld 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.
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). Diploma mailing addresses cannot be updated by students in Howdy. Degree Candidates should notify the Office of the Registrar of any changes or corrections to their diploma mailing address by contacting degree-audit@tamu.edu. The deadline for Spring 2023 degree candidates to update their diploma mailing address is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

Once a diploma ships for an awarded degree, graduates will receive an email with tracking information through their TAMU email account. Additionally, at that time a second email will be sent notifying the graduate that a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) is available. This CeDiploma can be accessed through the My Record or Former Students tab in Howdy.