Check your degree progress
Look at your degree audit
and make sure you've completed everything. If you have any questions about what you lack 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 spring is April 1, 2013. This is also the deadline for transfer credit to be posted on your record.
RSVP for the commencement ceremony
The Spring 2013 BBA commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. The RSVP deadline is Friday, April 12, 2013. 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
Description: 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. Please note, students seeking the Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) must obtain their Bachelor of Business Administration degree prior to obtaining the MPA to be considered for the tuition rebate. The tuition rebate is for undergraduates only. To apply for the Tuition Rebate, print and scan the completed application into your computer and email it to Bill Welford. 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 day before the official date of graduation. For spring 2013 graduates, the deadline is Friday, May 17, 2013, at 5 p.m.
B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness Program
The Texas B-On-Time Loan program provides 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
None, but students are encouraged to submit forms at the time of graduation. Forms cannot be acted upon until graduation. From start to finish, processing may take a minimum of 18 weeks. Forms may be faxed to 512-232-2466, attn: Bill Welford.