Candidates for Graduation "Musts" and Deadlines

  • Must be financially and academically cleared to participate in both rehearsal and Commencement.
  • Final Examination Schedule for Degree Candidates: Students who have applied online for Spring 2018 Commencement are required to complete final examinations April 18 - 23.  If plans change, students must notify the Registrar in writing by April 2.
  • Graduating seniors must clear all substitutions, incomplete grades and any other academic requirements, within the first half of their graduating term. (February 16, 2018)
  • Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all courses submitted in fulfillment of the degree requirements. Candidates must have been in residence for at least two semesters, one of which shall be the semester during which the degree is awarded.
  • If a student does not complete the academic requirements, the student must reapply for a subsequent graduation.  A separate application fee must be paid with each application.
  • It is the student's responsibility to verify his/her academic status with the Registrar. It is also the student's responsibility to make a proper settlement for all financial obligations.
  • All Candidates must clear financial accounts in the Bursar's Office no later than April 9, and complete an EXIT INTERVIEW in the Financial Aid and Loan Collections Offices no later than May 1.  Degree candidates will not be financially cleared for graduation unless they have completed their EXIT INTERVIEWS and satisfied their financial obligations.
  • Degree Candidates will be notified of their graduation status starting May 7, via their Tuskegee University TigerWeb or email account.  Click on "Graduation Clearance" under Academic Planning.  Students should contact the Office of Information Technology if they have problems with their TigerWeb account.
  • Diploma fees ($30.00 per degree) must be paid at the Cashier's window, Kresge Center by April 9, one month prior to graduation.  Students who pay for more than one of the same degree must notify the Registrar. The deadline for ordering a duplicate diploma is February 1.
  • All Candidates who do not plan to participate in Commencement Exercises must notify the Registrar in writing before April 2.  
  • To have diplomas mailed, candidates must pay mailing fee at the Cashier's window, Kresge Center ($10.00 for U. S. addresses and $25.00 for International addresses). Candidates must complete a mailing form and submit the completed form along with a paid receipt for processing at the Registrar's Office Service Counter.