Filing for Graduation

All students at UT Tyler must formally apply for graduation by completing the following guidelines:

  1. Pay the non-refundable Graduation App Access Fee via their Student Center or at the One-Stop Service Center* (STE 230).
  2. Formally apply for graduation using the Apply for Graduation feature in their Student Center between the First Date to File and Final Filing Deadline for the semester in which they plan to graduate.

In order to facilitate a timely pre-graduation review of their graduation eligibility, all students are highly encouraged to apply prior to the Priority Filing Date for their term of graduation, as listed below.

*Students attending the Houston, Longview, or Palestine campuses may pay the graduation fee at the main offices on those campuses.

First Date to File:  

This date is approximately 9 months prior to the Final Filing Deadline.

Fall graduation                        January 2     
Spring graduation June 1 
Summer graduation*  September 15 

Priority Filing Dates:

This date is two weeks after enrollment for the term opens.

Fall graduation                

April 15

Spring graduation

November 15

Summer graduation*                    

February 15

Students must file for graduation no later than the Final Filing Deadline, as listed below, for the term in which they wish to graduate. All Final Filing Deadlines will be extended to the next available business day in the event they fall on a weekend or holiday. The Final Filing Deadlines for Fall and Spring terms are also the deadline for inclusion in the commencement program. The Apply for Graduation feature will not allow students to file for graduation in any term after the relevant Final Filing Deadline.

Final Filing Deadlines:

Fall graduation

October 1

Spring graduation

March 1

Summer graduation*

June 15

*Summer graduates participate in the following Fall commencement ceremony, and are automatically included in the program. Early participation in the preceding Spring ceremony is not permitted.

Students will receive updates on the status of their Application for Graduation from the department of their major field of study. Updates about the commencement ceremonies will be distributed by the Office of the Registrar.

Additional information regarding graduation processes and commencement exercises is available at