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Graduation Deadlines & Information

  • The fall 2021 graduation application will open on  August 23, 2021.
  • The fall 2021 graduation application deadline is  October 1, 2021.
  • Fall 2021 Commencement: Friday, December 10, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

  • Candidates can order regalia online and have it shipped directly.
  • Tuition rebate applications are due by Monday, December 13, 2021 and will ONLY be accepted via the College of Applied Arts tuition rebate submission form.

Commencement Participation Policy

6/23/2020 Effective with the spring 2020 semester, the previous Participant Policy allowing students to participate in a commencement ceremony prior to their official graduation semester has been temporarily suspended.

The Participant Policy will be reviewed again in the future, when the situation with COVID-19 improves and commencement ceremonies can be held in a more traditional manner free of COVID-19 restrictions.

Academic 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 Fall 2021, to be eligible for graduation with honors, a student seeking a baccalaureate degree must have completed a minimum of 48 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 48 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 48 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.