The University awards diplomas three times in the academic year: December, May, and August. All students completing their coursework must apply to graduate online in order to receive their diplomas.
The College of Natural Sciences ceremonies are celebrated in the fall and spring semesters. Participation is optional. Summer graduates can ask to participate in the preceding spring or following fall ceremony.
The Fall 2015 graduation application deadline for bachelor candidates is November 3, 2015, 5 pm. In absentia candidates (not enrolled in residence) should apply at least a week in advance of the deadline.
bachelor's candidates: what action should I take?
|Bachelor candidates||Complete Graduation Application||Complete Walk Application|
|I WILL complete my degree requirements and I WANT to walk across the stage||YES||NO|
|I WILL complete my degree requirements but I DO NOT WANT to walk across the stage||YES||NO|
|I received my diploma in August and I WANT to walk across the stage||NO||YES|
Please review your Degree Audit before applying to graduate. In your application, you will be asked to indicate how remaining degree requirements will be satisfied.
If you have any questions, contact Student Records at firstname.lastname@example.org
Master's and Phd GRADUATES:
Master and Ph.D. graduates in the College of Natural Sciences must apply to graduate with the Graduate School. Application deadlines are:
Master's degree: November 20, 2015, but candidates are encouraged to apply by October 12, 2015.
Ph.D degree: November 20, 2015, but candidates are encouraged to apply by October 12, 2015.
Approved Master's and Ph.D. graduates are invited to participate in the College of Natural Sciences Bachelor's ceremony.
bachelor's candidates: to receive your diploma, complete the following:
- Graduation Application
- College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Quest Assessment (you will be taken into this assessment following the graduation application)
- College of Natural Sciences Graduation Survey (link will be emailed to you during the week of Thanksgiving)
Approved graduation applicants are automatically eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.
If you are an in absentia graduation candidate (not enrolled in residence at UT), you must complete and return the in absentia registration form, in addition to submitting the online application.
bachelor's candidates: to walk across the stage (without receiving your diploma):
- Walk Application
The Walk Application is for students who are not completing their degree requirements. In December, walk applicants are typically students who received their degrees in August when no ceremony was available.
Note to Walkers: You MUST apply to graduate in a future semester when you are completing your requirements. If you do not to apply for graduation in that future semester, your degree will not be awarded.
To check your Graduation or Walk application results, log onto cns SECURE WEB SERVICES:
- Select Graduation Application Results if you applied to graduate (graduating in current semester)
- Select Walker App Results if you applied to walk (walker application not open during summers)