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Graduation Checklist

Are you graduating soon?

Ensure your success for meeting graduation requirements by running your own DegreeWorks audit.  Students can run their DegreeWorks audit through Web for Students to ensure they are registering for the correct courses, and make sure they graduate in a timely fashion. 

Make sure to pay attention to degree candidate information on the graduation website and emails sent to your ACE email account.  Students should pay attention to the following checklist items.  Contact registrar@tamut.edu if you have any questions or need assistance with the graduation process.

check box Generate a Degree Evaluation

Students can access DegreeWorks by clicking on the Student Records link under the Student tab in Web for Students.  Generate a degree evaluation and verify you are meeting all the degree requirements needed for graduation prior to applying.  Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester to ensure they are enrolling in the correct courses.  If you have questions about your degree evaluation or remaining requirements, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor.   

Visit the DegreeWorks website for additional information and helpful resources to navigate your way to graduation successfully.

check box Application for Graduation

After ensuring you meet all degree requirements, submit your graduation application via Web for Students by the deadline published for the semester you plan to complete your graduation requirements.  The Application for Graduation is located in Web for Students and can be accessed by clicking on the Student Records link under the Student tab.

The online application will be available 24 hours a day until the published deadline. After that time, students must apply for graduation in the Office of the Registrar (if approved for late application).

Important Questions You Need to Verify on the Graduation Application:

  • Is your degree/curriculum information correct on the graduation application?
    • Ensure your degree/curriculum information is correct before submitting your application; including minors, double majors/minors, and/or concentrations.
  • Is your name correct on the graduation application?
    • Make sure your legal name is accurate. This is the name that will appear on your diploma.
  • Is your permanent legal address up to date?
    • Make sure your permanent legal address is updated in Web for Students to ensure your diploma is mailed to the appropriate address should you not attend the ceremony.
  • Will you be attending the ceremony?
    • This information is important in determining how many tickets each student will receive if tickets are required.

check box Off-Campus Enrollment During Last semester

Students may not enroll off campus during the semester they expect to graduate. The university must record final grades from all courses the student takes at another university on a student's Texas A&M University-Texarkana transcript prior to the last semester of enrollment before graduation. This requirement includes cross-registered courses, CLEP exams and courses completed through the course-exchange program.

ch Name in Commencement Program- FERPA information

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), if you withhold any of the following information your name will not be printed in the commencement program:

  • your name
  • program of study (college, major, or campus)
  • degrees
  • honors and awards received

Students planning to participate in the commencement ceremonies, should submit the "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information" form to the Registrar's Office and select "Remove Directory Information Restriction" to remove any directory holds you may have placed on the previously mentioned items.  Due to the production of the commencement program, students must initiate FERPA holds no later than six weeks prior to the commencement ceremony to have information withheld from the program.  

degree works check box Graduate Comprehensive Exams

Please contact your Advisor or the College of Education & Liberal Arts for more details.

check box Check your Graduation Status

A student’s graduation eligibility is evaluated by the Registrar’s Office once a student applies to graduate.  Students can check their graduation status by clicking on the Student Records link under the Student tab in Web for Students and then click on the "View Graduation Application Status" link.  The application status will appear in the graduation application section.  The graduation status options you will see are as follows:

  • Applied; Pending Review- application for graduation received; has not yet been reviewed.
  • Pending graduation- all checks of your degree evaluation have been completed.  Registrar’s Office waiting for final grades to be posted for the semester and/or official transcripts to be received to verify all requirements have been met before awarding the degree.
  • Under Review; Contact Reg Ofc- Your graduation application is being reviewed, however the review cannot be completed due to missing requirements.  Contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@tamut.edu or 903-223-3074.
  • Awarded- All requirements have been met and your degree has been posted.

check box Outstanding Balance

All outstanding balances must be paid one week prior to the commencement ceremony.  Students with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Students may check their account balance through the TouchNet system in Web for Students.  Students may contact Business Services at business.office@tamut.edu; 903-223-1354 or visit their office located on the 2nd floor of the University Center, suite 257.

Students may be charged fees and/or fines related but not limited to the following areas.  Any fines and/or charges incurred by the student must be paid one week prior to the commencement ceremony, otherwise the student will not be able to participate in graduation activities. 

  • tuition related to registered courses
  • library fines
  • parking fines
  • room/board
  • housing damage, etc

Students with an outstanding balance will have holds placed on their record that can prevent:

  • a student from receiving their diploma
  • release of an official transcript
  • confirmation of degree
  • future registration, etc

All students, graduating or not, should make every effort to ensure their outstanding balance is paid in a timely manner so that they may receive official documents from the university as well as register for a future term. 

check box Preparing for Graduation

Make sure to check the Graduation website and ACE email for more information regarding graduation.


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