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Graduation

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Admissions

How do I apply?

To submit an application for graduate admission, please complete the online application at the Apply Texas website.

We receive applications once a day, every morning.  Once we process your application, we will email you with your student id no. (CWID) and password with instructions on how to log into your myLeo account. 

What is the process now that I have submitted my application?

The Admissions Application Consideration Process for Domestic Students: 

    1. Any test requirement options will be updated on the student checklist after official transcripts are reviewed and processed.  Monitor your myLeo application checklist to see when we receive and post your documents.  If you have sent documents but do not see posted, please email your coordinator so we can check the status of your document.
    2. GRE/GMAT scores must be sent directly to the University by the testing agency.  It takes approximately 15 days from the time the scores are ordered for them to be received and posted.
    3. Once all required documents have been reviewed and posted to your checklist, your file will be forwarded to your academic area for review.  The department has up to 2 weeks to respond with their admissions recommendation so please allow time for the decision to appear in your myLeo.  You will also receive an official admission decision letter by email.

The Admissions Application Consideration Process for International Students: 

    1. Any test requirement options will be updated on the student checklist after official transcripts are reviewed and processed.  Monitor your myLeo application checklist to see when we receive and post your documents.  If you have sent documents but do not see posted, please email your coordinator so we can check the status of your document.
    2. GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS scores must be sent directly to the University by the testing agency.  It takes approximately 15 days from the time the scores are ordered for them to be received and posted.
    3. Once all required documents have been reviewed and posted to your checklist, your file will be forwarded to your academic area for review.  The department has up to 2 weeks to respond with their admissions recommendation so please allow time for the decision to appear in your myLeo.  You will also receive an official admission decision letter by email.
    4. If admitted, your documents will be forwarded to the International Student Services Office (ISSO) for your I-20 to be issued.  You will receive an email from the ISSO explaining the process of issuing your I-20 as well as other important information.  For information regarding the I-20 process, please visit the ISSO website.

How do I check my application status?

You may contact your Graduate Student Services Coordinator at any time to inquire about your application.  You may also track the completion status of your application file by utilizing the application checklist in your myLeo. Below are instructions to access your application status.

  1. Login to myLeo.
  2. Select check application status.
  3. On the next screen, select your application (if you have applied before, you will see more than one application).
    1. Your document(s) have been received and processed if a date appears next to the document(s).
    2. A document without a date listed has not been received or processed.

Your checklist is updated as documents are received and processed.  Most documents (including transcripts and test scores) are posted within 48 hours of receipt.

Is there an application submission deadline?

Texas A&M University-Commerce practices an open enrollment.  Most programs do not have deadline. Some programs do have deadlines and the deadlines are listed on the specific program area webpagesBelow are the general application deadlines for international applicants:

  • To be considered for spring, the deadline is October 1
  • To be considered for summer, the deadline is February 15
  • To be considered for fall, the deadline is May 15

 Is there an application fee, and how do I pay the fee?

Yes the Domestic students application fee is $50.00 and the international students application fee is $75.00 USD.  Please pay your application fee at the time you submit your application through ApplyTexas application.  If you did not pay at the time you submitted your application, you may pay online through myLeo.

What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

Please request an official transcript be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University, P O Box 3011, Commerce, TX& 75429-3011, from all institutions you have attended, including all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

International students should submit official transcripts or attested individual
marksheets along with the diploma or provisional certificate. Consolidated
marksheets are not accepted. Degrees must be equivalent to a four-year
bachelor's degree issued by a regionally accredited university in the United
States. Three year programs and trade schools (such as computer training) will
not qualify.

Will my documents be returned?

No. 

All documents submitted to the Graduate School for admission consideration become the property of the Graduate School.  Documents cannot be returned.  If your previous university only issues one transcript; please contact the Graduate School (graduate.school@tamuc.edu) or your Graduate Coordinator for help. 

I am interested in educator/teacher certification. How do I apply?

  1. For educator certification only.  You must already hold a master's degree.  We do not offer graduate-level alternative certification.  Please apply through Apply Texas for educator certification, pay your graduate application fee, and submit your bachelor’s and master's transcript to Graduate Studies, then contact the Educator Certification Office and complete the Educator Certification application, submit any additional required documentation including the educator certification fee.
  2. If you are seeking educator certification in addition to a Master’s degree, you need to apply for the Master’s program through Apply Texas, pay your graduate application fee, and submit your documentation for your intended degree program.  Also, contact the Educator Certification Office and complete the Educator Certification application, submit any additional required documentation, including the educator certification fee.

 I am interested in principal certification or superintendent certification.  How do I apply?

You may do principal or superintendent certification if you are admitted to a master's program or already hold a master's degree.

You need to apply through Apply Texas as nondegree-principal/superintendent certification, submit your application fee, and bachelor’s and master's transcripts to Graduate Studies.  Also, contact the Educator Certification Office (903-886-5183) and the Educational Leadership Department (903-886-5520) and submit any additional required documentation for the principal certification.

If you are applying for superintendent certification through a cohort, you need to apply as nondegree-principal/superintendent certification through Apply Texas, submit your bachelor’s transcript, and pay the graduate application fee to Graduate Studies.  Also, contact the Educational Leadership Department (903-886-5515) for further assistance.


How do I apply if I only want to take courses to transfer to my current institution?

Apply as a nondegree seeking graduate student through Apply Texas, pay the application fee, and submit your official bachelor’s transcript.  Nondegree students may take as many courses as they wish but only 12 graduate hours successfully completed in a nondegree status may be applied towards a graduate degree program at A&M-Commerce.  Nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid or graduate assistantships.  International students are not eligible for nondegree status.

I want a second master’s what do I need to do?

Domestic Students: Go to www.applytexas.org and submit a new application and application fee.  Upon processing your new application, we will reuse your transcripts and tests scores from your previous application; however, each program has its own discipline specific admission requirements and may require additional or different documents.  Please check your myLeo application checklist for any new required documents that you need to submit.

International Students: Go to www.applytexas.org and submit a new application and application fee. Upon processing your new application, we will reuse your transcripts and tests scores from your previous application; however, each graduate program has its own discipline specific admission requirements and may require additional or different documents so you will need to check your myLeo application checklist for any new required documents and submit them.  In addition to other documents, you will need to submit new bank and sponsor statements dated no older than 6 months.

What should I do if I need to defer my application?

To defer your application to a future term, fill out the deferral request form and submit the form to Graduate Studies with the additional required documents.  You may defer your admissions for up to one year.  After one year, you must submit a new application, all additional required documents, and be reconsidered for admissions by your academic area.

I am an international student can I have conditional admissions.

Yes.  Conditional admission applies to students with complete application packets who do not meet department admissions requirement for full admissions.  International students are not eligible for provisional status.

What is full admission?

Full admission to a graduate degree program (doctoral, master's or specialist)
means that all requirements for admission have been met and the applicant has been accepted by the department and Graduate Studies. Full admission is not the same as admission to candidacy to a graduate program. Students who have completed graduate hours at A&M-Commerce must have an overall graduate GPA of at least a 3.00 in order to gain admission to a degree program. Financial Aid is available for full admission status.

What is conditional admission?

Conditional admission to a graduate degree program means that all documents have been submitted for admission, but the applicant does not meet all requirements for full admission.  This could be a low overall grade point average, not meeting departmental requirements, or lack of background for the chosen graduate program. Conditional admission status will change to full admission upon completing 12 graduate hours at Texas A&M University-Commerce with at least a 3.00 overall graduate grade point average. If an overall 3.00 graduate grade point average is not achieved, then the conditional admission status will change to academic suspension.

Conditional admission is not available for doctoral admission. Students who have completed graduate hours  at A&M-Commerce must have an overall graduate GPA of at least a 3.00 in order to gain admission to a degree program. Financial Aid is available for conditional admission status.

What is provisional admission?

Provisional admission means that the applicant's bachelor's degree has been conferred, but the applicant has not submitted all admission documents or test scores to A&M-Commerce, but the applicant is allowed to attend for one semester while pending the submission of all documents and/or scores. Provisional admission is not available for all degree programs and is not available to doctoral and international students. Financial Aid is available for full admission and conditional admission status only.

I am an International student and have been admitted, when do I receive my I-20?

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is responsible for processing your I-20. You should be contacted by the ISSO within three (3) business days of receiving your admissions letter from Graduate Studies. After you have completed the ISSO requested process, an I-20 is usually issued within 7 to 10 business days. Please watch your email for important information. If you plan to change your visa status from H1B/H4 to F1, please be aware it may affect your tuition status and the documents required for admission. For more information, please contact the International Student Services Office at intl.stu@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5097.

What is the 12-hour rule for nondegree students?

Students may only use 12 graduate semester hours taken in a non-degree status
for a master's, specialist or doctoral degree. The graduate school strongly
advises you to gain admission to a degree program before completing 12 graduate hours.

How do I change my major?

As a master's or specialist student, you may request to change your major if you are in good standing with the university (minimum 3.00 overall graduate GPA) and you meet admission requirements for the new program. You may submit a change of major form at any time but if you wish to start the next semester in the new major, you must submit your change of major form and all required documents for the new program no later than 4 weeks (30 days) prior to the first class day of that semester.  

A change of major request does not guarantee admission into the new program.

To complete this process please complete the online Change of Major form.

Graduate Programs

What graduate programs do you offer?

Do you offer online programs?

Yes.  We offer graduate programs online, face-to-face, and some as a combination of face-to-face and online. Please contact your department for more information.

Is a minor required for my degree?

Minors are not mandatory. Please contact your major department if you are
interested in obtaining a minor.

General Information

What is myLeo?

MyLeo is your student portal.  You will be able to use it to see your application status, see/pay your tuition and fees, read your emails, read important university notices, check on financial aid, register for courses, attend online courses (E-college), and much more.

How do I find out about my campus wide ID number? 

Your campus wide ID number (CWID) will be emailed to you after your application has been processed.  If at any time you do not remember your CWID, you may contact the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate.School@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5163) for assistance.

Do I need the Meningitis vaccination?

The Meningitis vaccination is required if you do any face-to-face classes and you are under the age of 22.

Tuition & Fees

What are the tuition and fees for graduate courses?

The tuition and fees information is available at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/default.aspx for your review.  The tuition and fee webpage provides the in-state and out-of-state tuition as well as face-to-face and online course fees.

As an online student, am I eligible for in-state tuition, even though I live out of state?

Only Texas residents are eligible to pay in-state tuition, as long as the residents have lived in Texas for 12 months before the semester that they enroll.  Residency requirements are available at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/oneStopShop/undergraduateAdmissions/documents/Residency2011.pdf

Students who reside in bordering states (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico) are eligible to receive a reduced rate in nonresident tuition.

More information regarding waivers and exemptions is available at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/bursar/waiversExemptions.aspx.

I have other questions about graduate studies.  Whom should i contact?

Our staff contact information is available online. Below is our main contact information.

Phone:  903.886.5163

Fax:  930.886-5165

Email:  Graduate.School@tamuc.edu 

Campus Location:  McDowell Business Administration Building, Room 142

Mailing Address:

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Attention:  Graduate School

P O Box 3011

Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Express Mail:

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Attention:  Graduate Studies

2600 South Neal Street

Commerce, TX  75428

How do I register?

Students register through myLeo online at any time during open registration. See the How To Register Step-By-Step by clicking Here.

You can find all course information on the Official Schedule of Classes. The Academic Calendar is available online and includes the registration schedule. 

New International students are cleared to register once they have attended orientation for international students and purchased insurance. Returning international students are cleared to register once they have contacted the Office of International Student Services for insurance clearance.

How do I get my grades?

Please access your grades through your myLeo.

 

How do I request a transcript?

You may request a transcript by accessing myLeo and click on Registration, Records and Grades.  Additional information is available online.

DegreeWorks (Online Degree Audit)

 

How do I access my DegreeWorks plan?

Students may access their DegreeWorks plan through myLeo.  

  • Log into your myLEO account
  • Select “Registration, Records, Grades and DegreeWorks
  • Select “DegreeWorks Login for Students
  • Select “Access Graduate School DegreeWorks

My Degree Program GPA and Institutional GPA do not match, why?

The Degree Program GPA is calculating the GPA for the courses being applied in the Major Block.  The Institutional GPA calculates the GPA for all graduate courses taken at TAMUC.

My DegreeWorks audit shows requirements for multiple graduate degrees, what does this mean?

This can happen for two reasons:

  1.  You have been awarded a Masters/Specialist degree at TAMUC.  Please click the link next to the requirement to review the number of courses that may be applied to a second masters/specialist degree.
  2. You are currently in two graduate programs.  Please click the link next to the requirement to review the number of courses that may be used jointly between the two programs.

I am currently registered for a 10-week course (all-summer-long) in Summer I that does not complete until the end of the Summer II semester.  The course does not show in progress on my DegreeWorks audit.

Once your course is complete and your grade is posted the course will appear on your audit. 

I completed a course but it did not fulfill the requirement on my DegreeWorks audit.

This can happen for several reasons:

  1. The minimum grade for the course was not met (i.e., CSCI pre-requisite must be a B or better),
  2. The maximum number of grades below B has been applied to the degree program (only three (3) grades of C can be used toward a degree.  No grades of D or F are applicable to the degree program), or
  3. The course may be over 6 years old.

Please contact the Graduate School (GradDegreeWorks@tamuc.edu) for clarification.

I am completing a thesis, but my DegreeWorks audit shows a 595 research course is required. 

Please notify the Graduate School (GradDegreeWorks@tamuc.edu) that you are a thesis seeking student.  Your degree audit will be updated with the thesis program requirements.

I am admitted to two graduate programs, but I only see one program listed on my DegreeWorks audit. 

Please contact the Graduate School (GradDegreeWorks@tamuc.edu) to have your audit updated.

I see a minor on my DegreeWorks audit, but it's all 300 and 400 level courses

Please contact the Graduate School (GradDegreeWorks@tamuc.edu) to have your audit verified.

My DegreeWorks audit displays still needed: Major Block not found but is required.

This error appears when the student’s catalog term is incorrect.  Please contact the Graduate School (GradDegreeWorks@tamuc.edu) to have your audit updated.

When I look at my DegreeWorks audit, it says that my catalog year is not available through DegreeWorks.

DegreeWorks began with the 2011 Graduate Catalog.  If you are using a degree plan in a Graduate Catalog prior to 2011, DegreeWorks is not available. If you choose to update to the current catalog, please speak to your advisor. Your advisor will need to verify that your course work and program requirements meet the new catalog requirements.

What is a What-If Audit

A What-If audit allows you to review how your current coursework will apply to a speculative degree audit.  You can process a What-If audit for a different major, minor, degree, or catalog year.  Following a What-If audit does not guarantee admission to or degree conferral from a graduate program.

How do I conduct a What-If Audit?

  • Select “What If” in grey, on the left side of your audit, under the “Worksheets” Tab
  • Select your new requirements (major, minor, degree,  or catalog year)
  • Select “Process What If”

Following a What-If audit does not guarantee admission to or degree conferral from a graduate program.

To return to your regular audit:

  • Select the “Worksheets” Tab

Student Requests

Transfer/Substitution

I have completed graduate level coursework at another institution.  Can I transfer these courses to A&M-Commerce to use toward my degree?

If approved by your major department, up to 1/3 of the credit required for a master’s/specialist degree may be accepted as transfer credit from another regionally accredited institution.  The following applies to transfer courses:

  • Transfer credit can only be granted for credit with grades of ‘A’ or ‘B’
  • Courses cannot be over 6 years old at the time your A&M-Commerce degree is conferred
  • Transfer courses will only be used from a regionally accredited university.  Transfer work from international universities will not be accepted.

I completed a research course at another institution.  Can it be transferred in for my 595 course?

No. A 595 course cannot be transferred from another university.  The 595 course must be taken at A&M-Commerce.

What is the process for requesting transfer work?

Steps to request transfer work approval are as follows:

  • Student must have full or conditional admission to a degree program
  • Student’s must submit a transfer request in DegreeWorks
  • Student must request an official transcript to be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Graduate Studies

These courses will be evaluated and, if approved, posted to the student’s Texas A&M University-Commerce transcript.  Approval from both the major department head and the Dean of Graduate Studies is required before for courses to be applied toward masters/specialist degree.

Request to use courses over six (6) years old for a master’s/specialist degree

One of my courses is over six (6) years old; can I use this course toward my master’s/specialist degree?

  1. University Procedure requires that coursework used towards a master’s/specialist degree at A&M-Commerce cannot be older than six (6) years at the time the graduate degree is conferred.  A request form may be submitted for approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies to use courses over six (6) years old, but less than 10 years old.  Courses over 10 years old at the time the degree is conferred will not apply towards a graduate degree.

Graduate Credit for 300 or 400 level course

I am a graduate student and I am interested in taking a 300-400 level course for graduate credit.  Are 300 or 400 level courses eligible to be used for a master’s or specialist degree?

Yes. Approval must be gained before enrolling in the course(s).  You must complete the Request to enroll in a 300 or 400 level course for graduate credit form and all required documentation.  The instructor of the course must hold Graduate Faculty status.

No more than two (2) 300 or 400 level courses (six hours) may be applied to a master’s/specialist degree.  Undergraduate courses for graduate credit are not applicable for a doctoral program.

Is there additional work I will need to complete to earn graduate credit for a 300 or 400 level undergraduate course?

Yes.  The instructor must submit the course syllabus, which includes information regarding additional course requirements for graduate credit in the 300 or 400 level course. In addition, the syllabus must include enhanced learning outcomes for the graduate student.

Request for scheduling a senior student for a 500 level course

I am an A&M-Commerce senior can I take graduate courses.

Yes. A&M-Commerce seniors may be approved to enroll in six (6) hours of graduate coursework who:

  • are in their last semester,
  • who needs less than 13 hours to graduate, and
  • who have an overall GPA of at least a 2.75.

Note:

  • A Request to Schedule a Senior for a 500 level Course must be completed and submitted for approval to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • A maximum of six (6) graduate hours is all that can be taken by A&M-Commerce Seniors.
  • Graduate courses are not applicable to an undergraduate degree.
  • Seniors enrolled in graduate courses are limited to a maximum course load of 12 hours (undergraduate and graduate combined).

Course Load

What is the maximum number of hours allowed for each term?

  • Fall & Spring- Fifteen (15) hours per semester
  • Summer- Seven (7) semester hours per term
  • Winter, May and August Mini- Three semester hours per mini term

Seniors enrolled in graduate courses are limited to a maximum course load of 12 hours (undergraduate and graduate combined).

I have been blocked from registering for a course because I have registered for the maximum number of hours allowed in a semester.  Can I request an overload?

In order to request an overload, you must submit a Request to Register for Courses over Maximum Hours per Semester to the Graduate School and gain approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

I am taking a 10-week course in the summer semester.  Am I able to have an overload?

Overloads are permitted in summer I if you are taking 10-week courses.  You must submit the Request to Register for Courses over Maximum Hours per Semester form for approval before you will be allowed to register.  Combined Summer I and II registration cannot exceed 14 hours.

In the Fall or Spring semester, am I able to register for more than the maximum 15 hours?

In order to be permitted to register for more than 15 hours, you must:

  • have completed at least 18 graduate hours at A&M-Commerce,
  • have 3.5 overall graduate GPA, and
  • submit a request form for approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies to register for courses over the maximum hours per semester.

 

Academic Action  

I have taken nine (9) credit hours and have less than a 3.0 graduate GPA.  Will I be suspended?

You must complete 12 graduate credit hours before you are subject to academic action.  Once you have completed 12 graduate credit hours, you must maintain a 3.0 overall graduate GPA to remain in good standing.

I have been placed on academic probation. What should I do? 

To avoid further academic action, you must achieve an overall graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during your one-semester probationary period.  It is very difficult to improve your overall graduate GPA while taking new courses; therefore, during your one-semester probationary period, we recommend you retake the course(s) in which you made less than a B and improve your GPA to 3.0 before taking new courses. 

 

I have been suspended from a master’s program.  Can I still take courses?

If you have been suspended from a master’s program and wish to continue your course work, you must email an appeal letter to Ms. Suzanne Giossi (Suzanne.Giossi@tamuc.edu) with the following information:

  1. Explain the reason(s) your GPA dropped below a 3.0.
  2. Describe your detailed plan of action to raise your GPA to a 3.0 or higher.  You must be specific and include the following:
    1. Outline which semester(s) and courses(s) you plan to take/retake.                                                                                     
      1. The course schedule can be found here: http://www.tamuc.edu/schedule/
    2. Explain how you will be successful given your situation.

 

My grade is incorrect and I have been suspended.  What can I do?

According to University Procedure, if you feel that the grade(s) are not correct, please contact your course instructor to clarify the grade(s). If your assigned grade(s) is incorrect, your course instructor will change the grade(s).

I completed my suspension.  How do I continue my program?

According to University Procedure, A student on academic suspension may, after the suspension period, be allowed to re-enroll only upon the recommendation of the major department and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

You must email an appeal for reinstatement to Suzanne.Giossi@tamuc.edu with the following information:

  1. Explain the reason(s) your GPA dropped below a 3.0.
  2. Describe your detailed plan of action to raise your GPA to a 3.0 or higher.  You must be specific and include the following:
    1. Outline which semester(s) and courses(s) you plan to take/retake, using the schedule of classes.
    2. Explain how you will be successful given your situation.

  

Does academic probation/suspension affect my financial aid?

If you are receiving financial aid, your academic status will affect your financial aid eligibility.  Please refer to the Financial Aid Standards of Progress information on the Financial Aid and Scholarship website.

I was suspended from a master’s program.  Can I take courses as a non-degree student while under suspension?

A student may return in a non-degree status to take courses for certification, licensure, or personal development.  However, courses taken during the student’s suspension cannot be applied to a degree program.

I was suspended from a master’s program and my appeal to be reinstated was denied. What can I do?

If you wish to take courses during your suspension period as a non-degree student and improve your overall graduate GPA, you will need to apply to non-degree.  Once your overall graduate GPA has improved to 3.0 or above, you may appeal for reinstatement to the program from which you were suspended, or apply to a new program. 

Please note:   Courses taken in non-degree status while under suspension cannot be applied to a degree program. 

 

Graduation

 How do I file for graduation?

You may apply for graduation online through myLeo.  The application will be available on your myLeo account only during the application period, which is the first two weeks of the fall semester for December graduation, the first two weeks for the spring semester for May graduation and the first two weeks of summer I for August graduation.  Please contact Marlena Cameron, Graduation Coordinator, at 903-886-5429 or Marlena.Cameron@tamuc.edu if you have any questions.

 

When can I get my official transcript after graduation?

Student transcripts are issued by the Registrar’s Office.  Final grades and GPAs are posted the week after commencement.  After this process, a final review of degree requirements is completed.  If all requirements are met, your information is forwarded to the Graduation Office, where your degree is awarded and posted to your official A&M-Commerce transcript.  Allow approximately 2 weeks after commencement for transcripts to be updated.

I finished all my coursework in Summer I. Can I get my diploma early?

Although you may have completed all coursework in Summer I, degrees are awarded at the end of the Summer II semester after all summer grades are posted, final GPAs calculated, and verification of degree requirements is completed.

Where do I get my cap and gown?

Graduation Regalia (caps, gowns, and hoods) can be purchased or ordered through the Texas Book Company.

Where do I order invitations and/or a class ring?

Graduation invitations and rings can be purchased through the Mane Card Office

The degree and/or major on my gradation application are incorrect.  What should I do to correct my information?

Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at Amy.Sims@tamuc.edu for assistance.

I applied for graduation at the beginning of the semester, but I have not heard anything about my status.

The graduation clearance process takes several weeks.  Notifications of status are sent to your myLeo email account once you have received initial clearance from your academic department and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Can I get a different name on my diploma?

In order to change the name on your diploma, you will need to contact Marlena Cameron in the Graduation Office at Marlena.Cameron@tamuc.edu.

When will I know if I have been approved for graduation?

You will be notified via your myLeo email account of your official graduation status.  If you are on track to graduate, you are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony and should receive your diploma if you meet all of the degree program requirements.

I have a high GPA, how will this be acknowledged at the graduation ceremony?

There is no academic distinction at the graduate level.

When/how will I receive my graduation tickets?

After the application filing deadline has passed, the number of tickets allotted to each student are calculated and the information will be posted to the graduation website. Tickets will be available through your myLeo account approximately 4 weeks prior to the ceremony. Email notification regarding tickets will be sent to your myLeo email account.  Graduation ticketing is a function of the Graduation Office.

Can I get extra tickets for graduation?

Tickets are carefully calculated based on the seating capacity of the venue divided by the number of graduates attending. Students will have the opportunity to donate unused tickets back to the ticket pool, which will allow students to print extra tickets. The amount of extra tickets will depend on the size of the ticket pool but usually no more than five (5) extra will be available.  Graduation ticketing is a function of the Graduation Office

When will I receive my diploma?

Your diploma will be sent to the address you provided on your application via mail approximately six to eight weeks after the ceremony. Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued until all obligations to the University have been cleared.