Who should apply to graduate?

Currently enrolled students in a degree-program, such as a Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctoral or professional degree, should apply to graduate when they become degree-eligible. Students should regularly meet with their academic advisors to ensure academic program requirements are being met.


What are the important deadlines related to graduation?

Degree completion term

Application deadline to appear in the Commencement Book

Diploma name change deadline

Recorded on the transcript and diploma issuance

Spring Graduation

February 1

May 15 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

First week of June

Summer Graduation

June 1

August 15 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

First week of September

Fall Graduation

October 1

January 15 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

First week of February


How do I apply to graduate?

Once you have confirmed with your academic advisor that you are ready to apply for graduation, navigate to the graduation application in Self Service Banner (SSB):

  1. Log into TUportal.
  2. Click on Student Tools near the top of the page.
  3. Navigate to the "Records" channel.
  4. Click on the Apply to Graduate link.
  5. After submitting your application, click on View Graduation Application to view the application status.

For questions related to your graduation application, please contact your advisor.


How do I update my legal name appearing on the diploma?

If you are a currently enrolled students applying for graduation, you can change your legal name appearing on your official diploma. You must verify that your legal name is correct. If the legal name needs to be updated, you can submit a Personal Information Change form prior to the deadline listed above.

  1. Log into the Name Change app in TUportal.
  2. Complete the online form.
  3. Upload the requested document.
  4. Click submit to send your request.

You will receive an email confirmation when your name change is complete or if we have additional questions.


What happens after I apply to graduate?

Submitting a graduation application does not imply that your degree has been awarded. Your advisor will review your academic record to ensure program requirements have been met to clear you for your degree. Once you submit your graduation application, you will receive emails from the Office of the University Registrar and other offices about your graduation status, accessing your diploma, and attending commencement.


What happens if I miss the graduation application deadline?


Notify your advisor immediately. Your advisor will review your academic record to ensure program requirements have been met to clear you for your degree.

Your degree may be conferred later than students who applied to graduate, and your diploma issuance may be delayed.

Your name may not appear in the Commencement Book. You may not receive notifications about activities related to commencement.

Common graduation questions