Graduation Information

Applying for graduation—A MUST DO!

As a graduate student, you are responsible for applying for graduation with the Graduate College. Here are a few items to keep in mind:

  • You must apply for graduation using the one of the forms listed below. (Do NOT apply through your my.utrgv.edu account.)
  • If you are applying for graduation of a certificate program, please use the form listed below. If you are applying for both a graduate degree and a certificate, you must submit a graduation application for each program separately. 

If you are ready to apply for graduation, follow the instructions below:

  1. Submit a Graduation Application to the Graduate College office or via email at gradcertification@utrgv.edu by the deadline that applies to you.

    On-Campus and Online Programs (16-week Terms)

    Graduation Term Deadline
    Spring 9 months prior to graduation
    Summer 9 months prior to graduation
    Fall 9 months prior to graduation

    Accelerated Online Programs (7-week Terms)  

    Graduation Term Deadline
    Spring Module 1 6 months prior to graduation
    Spring Module 2 6 months prior to graduation
    Summer Module 1 6 months prior to graduation
    Summer Module 2 6 months prior to graduation
    Fall Module 1 6 months prior to graduation
    Fall Module 2 6 months prior to graduation

     

  2. Make a Payment: After you submit your Graduation Application to the Graduate College, we will post the $32 fee to your my.utrgv.edu account.  Please allow about 1-2 business days for your fee to be posted.
  3. Meet all requirements for the degree you are seeking.  Be sure that you have fulfilled all requirements specified on your official degree plan.  If you chose to purse the Thesis or Dissertation option, you should consult with the Graduate Advisor for specific procedures that must be followed.  In order to have the title of your thesis printed in the Commencement program, it must be approved prior to printing deadlines, which are approximately eight weeks before graduation.  
  4. Enjoy your graduation! You earned it.  For information on the date of the commencement ceremony visit the Guide to Graduation webpage or contact the Office of the Registrar at 956-665-2201 or commencement@utrgv.edu. If you are interested in purchasing academic regalia and invitations, visit the university bookstore or call them at 956-665-2252.

Note: If you have already applied for graduation but need to change your graduation date, please use the "Transfer Graduation Form"

Graduation Forms: