Graduation and Diplomas
Office of the Registrar
Graduation is the process of completing all of your degree requirements and having them posted on your official transcript.
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All UT Tyler students must formally apply for graduation. Failure to do so will result in a student not being reviewed for, or awarded, their degree.
The Office of the Registrar conducts the initial evaluation of all graduation applications, once they are submitted by students, to ensure all students have met the University's requirements set forth in the Catalog. Each application is then forwarded to the appropriate academic College for review of specific degree requirements. The final review, after posting of final grades, takes place in the Office of the Registrar. All candidates who have successfully completed all degree requirements will then have their degrees posted.
Degree conferral is the process of formally posting an earned degree so that it will appear on a graduate's official transcript. Final review of graduation requirements and the posting of degrees begins after final grades have been posted each term. In the case of Fall terms, this process is delayed until the university reopens following the holiday break. Degree postings typically take four to six weeks to complete.
Once degrees have been conferred, diplomas will be sent out to the address on file for each graduate. The Office of the Registrar oversees the ordering and mailing of all diplomas, including duplicates and replacements upon student request. All diploma orders take three to five weeks to arrive once ordered.