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Spring 2019 Graduation Deadlines & Information

  • The Spring 2019 graduation application will open on January 22, 2019.
  • The spring 2019 graduation application deadline is March 8, 2019
  • The College of Applied Arts graduation ceremony will be held on May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 PM.
  • Order cap and gown online from the University Bookstore prior to  deadline: http://www.bookstore.txstate.edu/c-164-caps-and-gowns.aspx
  • Spring 2019 graduation candidates should check in at Strahan Coliseum 1 hour prior to the ceremony
  • If you have participated in a previous ceremony, don’t forget you must reapply during the semester you anticipate satisfying all degree requirements
  • The spring 2019 tuition rebate application deadline is May 20, 2019 @ 5:00 PM.
  • Tuition rebate applications will ONLY be accepted in the College of Applied Arts Academic Advising Center main office in the Agriculture Building room 201.

Graduation with Honors

Students earning a GPA of 3.40-3.59 will graduate cum laude; 3.6-3.79 will graduate magna cum laude; 3.8-4.0 will graduate summa cum laude. Effective Summer 2012, to be eligible for graduation with honors, a student seeking a baccalaureate degree must have completed a minimum of 54 semester credit hours preceding graduation at Texas State. Calculation of the GPA to determine honors status is based on all Texas State work applied to the first baccalaureate degree, including work completed in the final semester.

Hours earned through Texas State correspondence courses and extension courses are counted in the hours required to be eligible for honors and in the GPA calculation for honors. Hours earned through Texas State credit-by-examination, work/life experience, and other courses receiving “CR” (pass/fail) grades are counted in the hours required to be eligible for honors, but do not count in the GPA calculation. Remedial courses with a “CR” grade and graduate courses are not counted in either the hours required or the GPA calculation for honors.

Transfer students who have earned at least 54 semester hours at Texas State are eligible to graduate with honors if their Texas State GPA meets the above criteria. Students earning second baccalaureate degrees are eligible for graduation with honors if they complete 54 or more hours at Texas State in pursuit of the second degree.

**** Academic honors for the commencement program will be based on your Texas State GPA and Texas State hours completed at the time of application****

Graduation Participation Policy

*Effective Spring 2016: Updated Graduation Participation Policy*

Students are eligible to participate in commencement if they will:

  1. Complete all degree requirements by/in the same semester they apply to graduate, or
  2. Complete all degree requirements within the next adjoining semester with no more than one academic requirement remaining.

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar

December 2018
2 Registration for Spring 2019 Ends
4 Late Registration with $25 Fee Begins (6:00 a.m.)
(Fee is for all students not yet registered)
21 Late Registration with $25 Fee Closes for Winter Break (5:00 p.m.)
January 2019
2 Late Registration with $25 Fee Resumes (6:00 a.m.)
17 Late Registration with $25 Fee Ends (5:00 p.m.)
19 Late Schedule Changes and
Late Registration with $100 Fee Begins (6:00 a.m.)
(Fee is for all students not yet registered)
21 MLK Holiday
22 Full Term/First 8 Week Class: First Day of Classes
Graduation Application Available
25 First 8 Week Class: Census Day / Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund ‡
(Ends at 11:59 p.m.) See Refund Policies and Schedules
30 Late Schedule Changes and
Late Registration with $100 Fee Ends (4:45 p.m.)
  February 2019
6 Full Term: Census Day / Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund ‡
(Ends at 11:59 p.m.) See Refund Policies and Schedules
19 First 8 Week Class: Last Day to Drop a First 8 Week Class/Automatic "W" Deadline ‡
(Both end at 11:59 p.m.) See Dropping/Withdrawing
March 2019
6 First 8 Week Class: Withdrawal Deadline
(Ends at 11:59 p.m.) † See Dropping/Withdrawing
8 Graduation Application Deadline
11 Second 8 Week Class: Registration Ends (4:45 p.m.)
12 Second 8 Week Class: First Day of Classes
15 Second 8 Week Class: Census Day / Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund ‡
(Ends at 11:59 p.m.)  See Refund Policies and Schedules
17 Spring Break Begins (Classes do not meet)
24 Spring Break Ends
 April 2019
2 Full Term Class: Last Day to Drop/Automatic “W” Deadline ‡
(Both end at 11:59 p.m.) See Dropping/Withdrawing
15 Last Day for Graduation Candidates to Change Legal Names for Graduation Program
16 Second 8 Week Class: Last Day to Drop/Automatic “W” Deadline ‡
(Both end at 11:59 p.m.) See Dropping/Withdrawing
25 Full Term/Second 8 Week Class: Withdrawal Deadline, Go to Zero Hours Enrolled †
(Ends at 11:59 p.m.) See Dropping/Withdrawing
 May 2019
6 Full Term/Second 8 Week Class: Last Day of Classes
7 Reading Day
8 Final Exams Begin at 5:00 p.m. See Final Exam Schedule
15 Final Exams End
16-18 Commencement See Commencement Schedule
21 Grades Available See CatsWeb
24 Last Day for Graduation Candidates to Change Legal Names on Diplomas

 

April 1, 2019 Registration for Summer and Fall 2019 Begins
May 29, 2019  Spring 2019 Degrees Post
June 3, 2019 Begin Spring 2019 Diplomas Mail-out. Please note that diplomas will not be issued to students with holds.

 

† Withdrawing is GOING TO ZERO HOURS for the CURRENT SEMESTER.  Withdrawing is ONLY for the current semester and does not affect any future semesters in which you are enrolled. For example, if you withdraw from all classes in summer, this does not affect your fall schedule. See Dropping/Withdrawing for more information.
‡ Dropping means that you will remain enrolled in AT LEAST ONE HOUR in the CURRENT SEMESTER.
See Dropping/Withdrawing for more information.