BBA Guest Information
Do not have to RSVP and there will not be a guest limit. Guests of graduates will NOT need tickets or to RSVP. For more information contact your Program Coordinator.
Interested in serving as Class of 20201 Fall Speaker? Please submit your application by November 1.
Apply here for Student Speaker.
- Certification is how UT awards your degree. If you don't go through this process, you're not considered a graduate of McCombs and UT Austin. Your audit will need to be at 100% before we can certify you, but if you plan on being at 100% by the end of the current semester, you can apply for certification.
Deadline: October 28, 2021
- Commencement is the graduation ceremony. Sometimes referred to as "walking the stage," this is the celebration of your accomplishments with caps and gowns and family and friends. You can walk even if you're not being certified but will need to make sure to RSVP.
Deadline: TBD (if deadline is missed, you will not be in the commencement program)
Apply here to be both certified and participate in commencement.
Accommodations for the needs of graduates with disabilities at all commencement events are available. Please contact Commencement@mccombs.utexas.edu at least five business days prior to the event.
MPA Guest Information
RSVPing and tickets are not necessary and there is no guest limit. For more information contact your Program Coordinator at MPAEvents@mccombs.utexas.edu.
MPA graduates will be contacted via email and the MPA blog as more information becomes available.
Accommodations for the needs of graduates with disabilities at all commencement events are available. Please contact MPAEvents@mccombs.utexas.edu and notify at least five business days prior to the event.
- Traditional academic regalia is required for all degree candidates. Watch here on how to wear the regalia.
- Students should wear business attire underneath their gowns. Candidates wearing anything other than the approved academic regalia will be asked to leave.
- A regalia package is available for purchase from the University Co-op (graduation department in the basement), and cannot be rented through the Co-op.
- Select “Business” when ordering tassel / stole or hood. If you borrow regalia, make sure that you have the correct color.
- MPA students earning both their BBA and MPA degrees concurrently only need to buy this one outfit, which they can wear to the BBA ceremony.
- The tassel is worn on the right before the degree is conferred.
- Do not bring any personal items such as purses, backpacks, or coats.
- Be mindful of the swift pace at which names are read; please be respectful of the audience as you walk across the stage once your name is read.
- Be careful in choosing shoes to wear, as the ramps to and from the stage can be slick and are rather steep. It is recommended that high heels not be worn. No flip flops.
Graduation in-absentia refers to graduation during a semester when a student is not enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin. McCombs policy requires that students must have COMPLETED ALL degree requirements by the deadline date in order to register in-absentia.
Apply to graduate in-absentia via email to Anissa Martinez. It is your responsibility to send an email which includes your UTEID, business major (& minor), current address, current phone number, email address (optional), and a statement requesting to apply to graduate in-absentia for the semester before the deadline date.
After receiving your email, we will review your graduation status and contact you with further instructions and/or the necessary forms to apply. For additional questions email BBAAcademicAdvisor@mccombs.utexas.edu or call (512) 471-0690.
Criteria for Eligibility
- Must have been in a business major and enrolled in the McCombs School of Business at the time he or she left The University of Texas at Austin.
- Cannot already have a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
- Must have completed ALL requirements for graduation by the in absentia deadline.
- May not be enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in residence the semester planned for graduation.
Graduation In-Absentia Checklist
Students who meet the above criteria should:
Know the deadline to apply to graduate for the semester in which you plan to graduate. This information is listed every semester in the Academic Calendar. The application period begins after the 12th class day and ends the last class day.
Clear any financial bars on your record. Registration in absentia cannot occur until all have been cleared. Call Student Accounts Receivable at (512) 471-7777 to find out information about your financial bars. You may clear financial bars by accessing UT Direct.
Transfer work is your responsibility to submit any transcripts from other institutions to the Office of Admissions. There are two ways to do this: 1. We suggest that you have the other institution send a transcript directly to UT Austin's Office of Admissions. The transcript can be sent either electronically or through postal mail. 2. Hand deliver the other institution's transcript to the Office of Admissions with a note stating that you are a graduating senior. You must complete either of these at least one month prior to the deadline to apply to graduate AND follow up to make sure that your transcript has been received.
Transfer work must be on your official UT record by the deadline date.
U.T. online Extension work is your responsibility to take the final exam at least two weeks prior to the deadline to apply to graduate. This is necessary to ensure that a final grade is posted by the deadline.
Placement work is your responsibility to take the exam and petition for credit before the deadline to petition for that semester. Contact Student Testing Services at (512) 232-2662 for information about test dates and petition deadlines. You must have placement credit on your UT official record by the deadline to apply to graduate.
Once all requirements are met by the prescribed deadlines, you will receive graduation information from the Registrar’s Office. It is important to update your local and permanent addresses on the university system. he diploma will be mailed to your permanent address on file with the university. Diplomas will arrive approximately six weeks after the ceremony. For more information regarding diplomas, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 475-7619.
Tuition Rebate & B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness
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 unlikely that IMPA students will qualify for a tuition rebate.
To apply, print and scan the completed required application form into your computer as a PDF and email it to TuitionRebate@mccombs.utexas.edu. 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. Applications are due by 5 p.m. the day before the official date of graduation. For Winter 2021 graduates, the deadline is Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5 p.m.
B-On-Time Loan Forgiveness Program
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.
To apply, print and scan the completed required B-on-Time Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Confirmation Form. Applications are due before graduation. Once you graduate, we will begin processing your form, which may take several weeks
General Property Deposit Form
When you enrolled at UT, you were required to make a $10 General Deposit. The university holds this deposit for 60 days past your graduation. After 60 days you may request a refund from Student Accounts Receivable. Directions are on the linked document.