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Fall 2019 Graduation Deadlines & Information

  • The fall 2019 graduation application will open on August 26, 2019.
  • The fall 2019 graduation application deadline is  October 4, 2019.
  • The College of Applied Arts graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
  • Order cap and gown online prior to  deadline:
  • fall 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 fall 2019 tuition rebate application deadline is December 16, 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.

Summer 2019 Academic Calendar

Overview of Important Dates

Event Full Term First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks
Last Day to Register Without Late Fee Accessed Jul. 31 Jul. 31 Jul. 31

Classes Begin

Aug. 26 Aug. 26 Oct. 15

Census Day

Sep. 11 Aug. 29 Oct. 18

Registration Opens for Next Term

Oct. 21 Oct. 21 Oct. 21

Last Day of Classes

Dec. 5 Oct. 14 Dec. 5
Reading Day(s) Dec. 6 n/a Dec. 6

Final Examinations

Dec. 6-13 Oct. 14

Dec. 6-13

Semester/Term Ends

Dec. 13 Oct. 14

Dec. 13


Dec. 13-14 Dec. 13-14 Dec. 13-14

Grades Available

Dec. 17 Oct. 18 Dec. 17


Add/Drop (Changes in Schedule), Withdrawal (Dropping all Courses)

Event Full Term

First 8 Weeks

Second 8 Weeks

Last Day to Add a Course

Sep. 4 Aug. 27

Oct. 16

Last Day to Drop a Course with No Record on Transcript Sep. 11 Aug. 29 Oct. 18
Last Day to Drop a Course with an Automatic W Grade Oct. 28 Sep. 24 Nov. 11

Last Day to Withdraw from the University

Nov. 21 Oct. 9 Nov. 21