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Texas BBA | Graduation
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Graduation Checklist

Check your degree progress

Look at your degree audit, and make sure you've completed everything. If you have any questions about what you need to graduate, make an appointment with your academic advisor.

Apply to graduate

The application for graduation is now online. The deadline to apply to graduate this summer is Friday, July 18th, 2014.

RSVP for the commencement ceremony

There is no BBA commencement ceremony in the summer. You may RSVP to participate in a future ceremony. The deadline to RSVP for Fall is TBD. 
More information.

Purchase your cap and gown

Traditional academic regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) is required of all students participating in university commencement exercises. Academic regalia, personalized invitations, and similar items are available for purchase from the University Co-op. More information can be found on their website.

Check your address

Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address listed on the your UT record. Diplomas are usually mailed one month after graduation.

Fill out an exit survey

Have you received a full-time job offer? Continuing your education? Volunteering? Congratulations! Let us know your next steps!

Graduating with Honors

Official honors designations are calculated and added to transcripts after all grades are submitted at the end of the graduating semester. This process takes place after the graduation ceremony.

The top 20% of each graduating class is recognized as graduating with University Honors. Honors designations are determined by GPA cutoffs established by the University such that:

  • The top 4% of a graduating class receives "Highest Honors."
  • The top 10% of a graduating class receives "High Honors."
  • The top 20% of a graduating class receives "Honors."

Honors are calculated for the spring graduating class each May. The spring criteria is used for the subsequent summer and fall graduations.

To be eligible to graduate with honors, an undergraduate must have completed at least sixty semester hours in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. Courses taken pass/fail are counted in the sixty-hour minimum, but only letter grades are used to determine the grade point average. Letter grades earned through credit-by-examination do not count toward the grade point average used to calculate honors.

 

Tuition Rebate Program

A graduating senior who is a Texas resident may be eligible for a $1,000 tuition rebate upon graduation if they meet eligibility requirements set by the State of Texas.

The tuition rebate is for undergraduates only. Given the unique nature of the IMPA program and the strict requirements of the tuition rebate program, it is very unlikely that IMPA students will qualify for a tuition rebate.

Application Directions

To apply for the Tuition Rebate, print and scan the completed application into your computer and email it to Leah Miller. Save your email because it will serve as your receipt. Do not fax or drop off the paper application to us. We will only accept scanned applications attached to your email. 

Required Form: Tuition Rebate Application

Deadline: Tuition Rebate Application forms are due by 5 p.m. the Friday before the official date of graduation. For fall  2014 graduates, the deadline is Friday, December 20, 2014, at 5 p.m.

B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness Program

Description: The Texas B-On-Time Loan program provides low or no-interest loans to eligible Texas students. The loans can be forgiven upon graduation if certain conditions are met.

Required Form: B-on-Time Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Confirmation Form

Deadline:

None, but students are encouraged to submit forms at the time of graduation. We can't act on the forms until you graduate. Processing may take several weeks. Forms should be scanned and attached to an email to Leah Miller.