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Congratulations, you made it!

There are two steps in the Graduation process: Certification & Commencement


Certification is how UT actually awards your degree. If you don't go through this process, you're not considered a graduate of McCombs & UT Austin. Your audit will need to be at 100% before we can certify you, but as long as you plan on being at 100% by the end of the current semester, you can apply for certification.

Summer 2023 Graduation Application Dates:  June 20, 2023-August 11, 2023
Application Link: Graduation Manager


Commencement is the graduation ceremony. Sometimes referred to as "walking the stage," this is the celebration of your accomplishments with caps & gowns and family & friends. You can walk even if you're not being certified, but will need to make sure to RSVP. Click here for more information about Commencement during the spring. The McCombs School of Business does not hold a school commencement cermony during teh summer or fall semesters.

Spring 2023 Ceremony Date: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. at The Moody Center

Deadline: In order for your name to be listed on the spring 2023 printed commencement ceremony, you must RSVP for the ceremony by April 1, 2023. 



You can apply to be both certified and/or participate in commencement on UT Direct via Graduation Manager.

If you're wanting to be certified, make sure to complete Step 1. If you're wanting to participate in commencement, make sure to complete Step 2. Make sure to do both if you'd like to both officially receive your degree and walk the stage, otherwise just complete the step you're wanting to do this semester.


For any questions regarding the graduation application or certification of your BBA degree, please contact

For any questions regarding participation in the commencement/graduation ceremony or about ceremony details, please contact

Tuition Rebate & B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness

If you meet the requirements, you may also be eligible for a tuition rebate. We also have information on B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness. Please see the appropriate tab below for more information.

Tuition Rebate

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.

Application Directions

To apply for the Tuition Rebate, print and scan the completed application into your computer as a PDF and email it to 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 business day before the official date of graduation. For summer 2023 graduates, the deadline is Friday, August 11, 2023, at 5 p.m.


B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness Program

Description: 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

Priority Deadline: before Graduation. Once you graduate, we will begin processing your form, which may take several weeks. Forms should be scanned and saved as a PDF; then attached to an email to