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Congratulations, you made it!

Graduation consists of two components: 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.

Fall 2023 Graduation Application Dates:  September 7, 2023-October 23, 2023
Application Link for students currently enrolled at UT Austin:  Graduation Toolkit 
*Please note: A new graduation application system was debuted this summer. If you run into problems or issues while submitting your graduation application, please email for assistance. 


Important Deadlines for Degree Certification

Final exams for University Extension self-paced courses should be taken by TBD (date is pending University certification schedule).

Transcripts from other institutions must be received and courses posted to your UT records by TBD. If a required course is being taken outside UT, the application for certification will be listed as denied until the student's audit is at 100%.  Students will still be allowed to walk in the appropriate Commencement Ceremony.



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 ceremony during the summer or fall semesters.

Past Ceremony:
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. 



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 fall 2023 graduates, the deadline is Friday, December 15, 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