Check your degree progress
Look at your degree audit
, and make sure you've completed everything. If you have any questions about what you need to graduate, make an appointment
with your academic advisor.
Apply to graduate
The application for graduation
is now online. The deadline to apply to graduate this summer is Friday, July 17, 2015.
RSVP for the commencement ceremony
Don't forget to RSVP
to participate in the commencement ceremony. The deadline to RSVP to walk in the Spring commencement ceremony is by 11pm on Friday, April 17th.
Purchase your cap and gown
Traditional academic regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) is required of all students participating in university commencement exercises. Academic regalia, personalized invitations, and similar items are available for purchase from the University Co-op. More information can be found on their website
Check your address
Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address listed on the your UT record
. Diplomas are usually mailed one month after graduation.
Fill out an exit survey
Have you received a full-time job offer? Continuing your education? Volunteering? Congratulations! Let us know your next steps
Graduating with Honors
Official honors designations are calculated and added to transcripts after all grades are submitted at the end of the graduating semester. This process takes place after the graduation ceremony.
The top 20% of each graduating class is recognized as graduating with University Honors. Honors designations are determined by GPA cutoffs established by the University such that:
- The top 4% of a graduating class receives "Highest Honors."
- The top 10% of a graduating class receives "High Honors."
- The top 20% of a graduating class receives "Honors."
Honors are calculated for the spring graduating class each May. The spring criteria is used for the subsequent summer and fall graduations.
To be eligible to graduate with honors, an undergraduate must have completed at least sixty semester hours in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. Courses taken pass/fail are counted in the sixty-hour minimum, but only letter grades are used to determine the grade point average. Letter grades earned through credit-by-examination do not count toward the grade point average used to calculate honors.
Tuition Rebate Program
A graduating senior who is a Texas resident may be eligible for a $1,000 tuition rebate upon graduation if they meet eligibility requirements set by the State of Texas.
The tuition rebate is for undergraduates only. Given the unique nature of the IMPA program and the strict requirements of the tuition rebate program, it is very unlikely that IMPA students will qualify for a tuition rebate.
To apply for the Tuition Rebate, print and scan the completed application into your computer as a PDF and email it to Christina Graves. Save your email because it will serve as your receipt. Do not fax or drop off the paper application to us. We will only accept scanned applications attached to your email.
Required Form: Tuition Rebate Application
Deadline: Tuition Rebate Application forms are due by 5 p.m. the day before the official date of graduation. For spring 2015 graduates, the deadline is Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 5 p.m.
B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness Program
The Texas B-On-Time Loan program provides low or no-interest loans to eligible Texas students. The loans can be forgiven upon graduation if certain conditions are met.
Required Form: B-on-Time Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Confirmation Form
None, but students are encouraged to submit forms at the time of graduation. We can't act on the forms until you graduate. Processing may take several weeks. Forms should be scanned and saved as a PDF; then attached to an email to Christina Graves.