What happens during the graduation process?
- Students apply for graduation and begin turning in requirements.
- A degree audit is performed by the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services.
- Graduation candidates are notified if there are any issues with the audit prior to the end of the semester.
- Final grades are posted by faculty.
- Students who have successfully completed all academic requirements, including passing their final courses, are sent to the Office of the Registrar.
- The Office of the Registrar performs a final check and posts your degree completion on myUTH, your transcript and to the National Student Clearinghouse (degreeverify.org).
*Non-dual-degree: 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester
*Dual-degree: 4-8 weeks after the end of the semester, depending on when the final official partner school transcript is available
How do I know which items are due and if I have holds?
- Log in to myUTH.
- In the "Tasks" tile:
Click on the “To Do List Items” link to view your graduation checklist.
Click on “Holds” to view current holds on your account.
Will holds and items in my To Do list not related to graduation stop me from graduating?
No, but they will bar you from receiving enrollment verification, degree verification (i.e. letters, transcripts, diploma, etc.) and enrolling if you will continue attending UTHealth for another degree.
I applied to graduate in a previous semester. Do I have to resubmit everything?
It depends on how far along in the process you were in the previous semester.
- School of Public Health's Online Intent to Graduate form
- Intent to Graduate Signature page (available on "Step II" or page two of the online intent)
- Graduation fee if you did not make a prior payment or requested a refund
Requirements that carry over from a previous semester:
- The myUTH graduation application, if the graduation fee was paid
- The graduation fee, if you haven't asked for a refund
- The evaluation, if submitted and no older than three semesters or one year from the degree conferral date
- Waiver, substitution and transfer credit forms
- The Graduate Certificate Completion form if you completed one of the six approved degree-seeking certificates offered by the UTHealth School of Public Health
- Student research submissions
What happens if I don't turn in all of the required documents by the deadline?
Depending on the type of requirement, failing to meet the deadline date(s) could prevent you from graduating, cause a hold to be placed on your record or bar you from receiving any type of degree verification.
I won't be able to graduate this semester. Who should I contact?
Send an email to email@example.com and copy your academic advisor.
What is the official graduation/degree conferral date?
- The degree conferral date is the date that will be listed on the transcript and diploma as the date of degree completion. The date always falls on the last day of the semester.
- Non-dual-degree students are processed as graduates by the Office of the Registrar approximately 4-6 weeks after the last day of the semester. Dual degree students are processed approximately 4-8 weeks after the last day of the semester. The degree conferral date is backdated to the last day of the semester.
When will I know that I’m an official graduate according to UTHealth?
- You will receive a congratulatory email from the assistant dean sent to your home email.
- You will receive your UTHealth alumni email address sent to your home email.
To review details on the academic requirements for your degree, visit the following pages:
UTHealth School of Public Health holds its annual commencement ceremony at the end of each spring semester. All students from all campuses who are awarded their degree during the summer, fall, and spring semester are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Visit the commencement site for more details at: http://go.uth.edu/sphgraduation For questions, contact the commencement team: firstname.lastname@example.org