Degree Candidacy

To apply for Undergraduate Certificates, please contact the offering department for more details. There is no deadline to apply, but there is a $15 fee to have the certificate added to the record in place of an application fee.

Online Application for Degree Candidacy Available in UAccess Student Center

Undergraduate seniors in an eligible degree program with 90 or more earned units will be able to access their application in Student Center. 

View a quick tutorial on applying for degree candidacy

Deadlines to Apply for Degree Candidacy 

  • Spring and Summer graduates - February 1st of the intended semester ($50.00 application fee). 
  • Fall and Winter graduates - September 1st of the intended semester ($50.00 application fee). 

Applications will be accepted after the deadline, however an additional $50.00 Late Candidacy Application fee will be assessed per late application.

Degree Audit Worksheet 

After submitting the application for degree candidacy, degree candidates must contact and meet with their Academic Advisor to initiate the Degree Audit Worksheet (DAW).

The DAW is a form required by Graduation Services, which will communicate your plan to complete your final degree requirements. This form must be completed by your advisors and returned to your Graduation Services Advisor. 

Dual degree students must complete the application for degree candidacy and the Degree Audit Worksheet per degree. 

Undergraduate Certificates 

No deadline to apply for Undergraduate Certificates ($15.00 application fee).  Please contact the offering unit for details.

Schedule for Awarding Degrees

Fall 2021 Degree Posting for Undergraduates: 

The official conferral date for degrees awarded for Fall 2021 is December 17th , 2021. Posting of degrees for Fall 2021 will begin on December 17th , 2021. All course work and final exams must be successfully completed by end of day December 16th, 2021, for you to be a Fall 2021 graduate. Most of the degrees will be awarded by January 17th , 2021, with the exception of candidates who are transferring course work from other institutions. If your degree is not awarded by January 17th, 2021 you may contact your Graduation Services Advisor.

Notices will be e-mailed to candidates who have not completed all requirements, explaining why the degree could not be awarded. 

Graduate students may contact their Degree Counselor for information about the status of their degree. 

The official conferral date for degrees awarded for Spring 2021 is May 14th, 2021. Posting of degrees for Spring 2021 will begin on May 14th, 2021. All course work and final exams must be successfully completed by end of day May 13th, 2021, for you to be a Spring 2021 graduate. Most of the degrees will be awarded by June 14th, 2021, with the exception of candidates who are transferring course work from other institutions. If your degree is not awarded by June 14th, 2021 you may contact your Graduation Services Advisor

Notices will be e-mailed to candidates who have not completed all requirements, explaining why the degree could not be awarded. 

Graduate students may contact their Degree Counselor for information about the status of their degree. 

The official conferral date for degrees awarded for Summer 2021 is August 21st, 2021. Posting of degrees for Summer 2021 will begin on August 21st, 2021. All course work and final exams must be successfully completed by end of day August 20th, 2021 for you to be a Summer 2021 graduate. Most of the degrees will be awarded by September 21st, 2021, with the exception of candidates who are transferring course work from other institutions. If your degree is not awarded by September 21st, 2021 you may contact your Graduation Services Advisor.

Notices will be e-mailed to candidates who have not completed all requirements, explaining why the degree could not be awarded. 

Graduate students may contact their Degree Counselor for information about the status of their degree. 

The official conferral date for degrees awarded for Winter 2020 is January 13th, 2021. Posting of degrees for Winter 2020 will begin on January 13th, 2021. All course work and final exams must be successfully completed by end of day January 12th, 2021 for you to be a Winter 2020 graduate. Most of the degrees will be awarded by January 29th, 2021, with the exception of candidates who are transferring course work from other institutions. If your degree is not awarded by January 29th, 2021 you may contact your Graduation Services Advisor.

Notices will be e-mailed to candidates who have not completed all requirements, explaining why the degree could not be awarded. 

Graduate students may contact their Degree Counselor for information about the status of their degree. 

Extending Your Graduation Date

If you have already applied for graduation, but would like to change your graduation date, contact your Graduation Services Advisor. They will determine if your request for change is permissible.  There is no charge if it has been one year or less since your originally scheduled graduation date. 

If it has been more than one year since your originally scheduled graduation date, you will need to re-apply for degree candidacy. There is a $50 fee for each re-application. Please contact your Graduation Services Advisor and they will instruct you on how to proceed.

Note: Students whose programs include courses that will be more than eight years old at the expected time of graduation should consult with their major department to determine acceptability of such courses.

Material in courses taken long before graduation may be deemed obsolete or irrelevant. Accreditation may also limit the applicability of courses or degree requirements to less than eight years. 

Information for ROTC Degree Candidates

All students who wish to be commissioned through ROTC will be sent a link to complete an ROTC Estimated Grade form  a few weeks before the end of the commissioning semester.  

  • Students should submit their request to each Professor no earlier than 1 week prior to the last day of classes for the degree candidacy semester including Summer Session 1. 
  •  Students should submit their completed form to their Graduation Services Advisor no later than 3pm on the last day of finals for the degree candidacy semester including Summer Session 1. 

Before certification for commissioning can begin: 

  • The student’s DAW (Degree Audit Worksheet) must be in the Graduation Services Office with all correct adjustments and appropriate dates and signatures. 
  • The student may not have any outstanding incompletes for required courses. 
  • The student may not have any outstanding required transfer work. 
  • The student must be registered for ALL remaining required courses. 

The student must have the ROTC Estimated Grade Form completed and returned to his/her Graduation Services Advisor by 3:00 p.m. on the last day of final exams. The letter grade, instructor electronic signature, and date for EACH course in which he/she is enrolled for the semester must be included on the form.