What is the difference between Graduating and walking in the Commencement Ceremony?
Graduation is the process that verifies all degree requirements have been met, and the degree awarded (i.e., conferred). Students must apply for graduation in their final term. You are not required to participate in the commencement ceremony in order to graduate. Please review the information provided on this page for preparation to graduate.
If you are enrolled in your last semester and plan to graduate in Spring or Fall, visit your my.untdallas.edu student portal and select the Apply for Graduation link to submit your application by the deadline listed on the Academic Calendar. Click here for instructions to apply to graduate.
After you apply for graduation, immediately verify with your academic advisor (undergraduates) or program coordinator (graduates) that you are eligible for graduation.
Graduation emails will be sent to your UNT Dallas email address once you have successfully applied.
Important Dates by Term
|Deadline to apply for graduation: September 22, 2023
Deadline to change degree name for diploma: November 17, 2023
Deadline to update mailing address for diploma: November 21, 2023
Degree conferral date: December 31, 2023
|Deadline to apply for graduation: February 9, 2024
Deadline to change degree name for diploma: March 8, 2024
Deadline to update mailing address for diploma: March 12, 2024
Degree conferral date: May 31, 2024
Deadline to apply for graduation: July 3, 2024
Students will not have access to apply for graduation after the deadline. If you miss the deadline, you will be required to submit a request to graduate with the Late Graduation Application Appeal form and supplemental documentation stating why you were unable to apply on time to Graduation@untdallas.edu.
If approved, the students name will not be listed in the commencement program. A late application may also delay degree conferral and final transcript.
All decisions of the committee are final.
Due to processing procedures, the Registrar’s Office has until the last week of the following month after final grades post (see Academic Calendar for final grades deadline) to award candidates degrees. Jostens will ship your diploma within 8-10 weeks after your degree has been awarded. An email will be sent to those who are awarded at the conclusion of the degree awarding process.
Certificates will be mailed via postal services by the academic department 6 to 8 weeks after degree requirements are confirmed through the degree awarding process. Contact your academic department for more information.
Graduation candidates whose UNT Dallas coursework meets the honor requirements will receive the following honors:
An email will be sent to students who qualify for honors in their graduating term. The final UNT Dallas grade point average will be used to make the determination.
Please note the following policy change:
*Second Bachelor’s and Master’s candidates are not eligible for graduation with honors.
Once a student’s degree has been conferred, the awarded degree program will be reflected on the official transcript. Additionally, an earned double degree, double major, minor(s), concentration(s) and Latin honors (undergraduates only) will appear on the transcript after final review, approval, and degree conferral by the Registrar’s Office. Click here for more information on ordering your official transcript.
Diplomas are mailed to candidates approximately 8-10 weeks after your degree has been awarded.
Additional copies of your diploma may be ordered by completing the Diploma Order form and submitting it to Graduation@untdallas.edu for processing. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation email. Diplomas are mailed via postal services and can take up to 4-6 weeks for delivery. Please do not contact Jostens directly. Diploma orders are limited to three extra copies in addition to the original.
For questions, contact the Graduation Team at Graduation@untdallas.edu.