Graduation Requirements

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! This page offers a comprehensive list of information and requirements for the semester preceding your graduation. If you have any questions, or cannot locate the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.

Register for at least one hour

All students must be registered for at least one hour of graduate credit during the semester of intended graduation. Please contact your advisor for more information.

Verify the Semester Deadlines

There are many deadlines during your final semester that you must be aware of and meet. These include, but are not limited to, filing for graduation, Dissertation and Theses defense, oral exams, and satisfaction of the foreign language requirement. Make sure that you mark these dates on your calendar. View the calendar

File for Graduation - December 2019 (Masters and Doctoral Students only)

Check the calendar for the deadline to file, usually during the first week of the semester.  Students who have met all of the requirements of their degree and wish to declare their intent to graduate must fill out and submit the online intent form. This must be done very early in the semester of graduation as to allow students and administration to identify and correct any discrepancies in the student's records. Check the online calendar above for upcoming dates. If you are unable to attend commencement then you must let the Registrar's office know by filling out the Non-participation Form on the Commencement website.

Complete Graduation Requirements

Once you have filed for graduation you will receive a confirmation email with more information for Graduating Students. You should receive this email within the next 5-7 days.

Purchase or Rent your Regalia

Regalia for all Master degrees is purchased through the Baylor Bookstore and should be in stock by the middle of the semester. Please contact the bookstore directly at (254) 710-2161 for any questions.

Regalia for the Educational Specialist (EdS) degree is purchased through the Baylor Bookstore and should be in stock by the middle of the semester. Please contact the bookstore directly at (254) 710-2161 for any questions.

Regalia for Doctoral Degrees is purchased or rented through the Graduate School. The rental fee is $80.00. The purchase price for the Robe, Hood and Tam is $1,018.18 which includes tax and shipping. The purchased regalia takes 8 weeks to deliver. Contact Sandra Harman for further information.

Check on Commencement

Walking - It is assumed that you will walk in the commencement ceremony. If you are unable to attend then you must let the Registrar's office know by filling out the Non-participation Form on the Commencement website.

Diploma - You will receive your actual diploma during the commencement ceremony as long as you filed at least 8 weeks prior to graduation. If you have filled out the Non-participation form then your diploma will be mailed to you after the ceremony. This may take up to two weeks.

Transcript - An official transcript will be available after five business days from Academic Records.

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