UAF graduation policies

Responsibility

Students are individually responsible for meeting all academic regulations and degree/certificate requirements. Students must submit an Application for Graduation during, or before, the semester they intend to graduate. Deadlines are as follows: 

  • Feb. 15 -   for spring graduation
  • June 15 -  for summer graduation
  • Oct. 15 -   for fall graduation

Finishing your requirements

In order for you to earn your degree, all degree and major requirements must be completed by the end of the semester in which you are graduating.

Incomplete grades
Your degree cannot be granted if you have an incomplete grade on your transcript. Change of Grades must be received by the last day of the semester in which you intend to graduate.

Transfer credit
If you will be using transfer credit to complete your degree requirements, you must have an official transcript from that institution sent to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar as soon as your grade(s) are available. All transcripts must be received by the last day of the semester in which you intend to graduate. 

CLEP test scores
If you will be using test scores to complete your degree requirements, we must receive official test scores before the last day of the semester in which you intend to graduate. 

After graduation

Met all graduation requirements:
If a student meets all graduation requirements by the end of the semester, the certificate/degree is awarded after the semester has closed, and all final grades have been posted. Diplomas will be sent out approximately six weeks later.

Degree posted on your transcript:
After the semester has finished, grades are processed, and all requirements are verified as met, your degree will be posted to your transcript. Once your degree is posted you can view it on your unofficial transcript on UAOnline. All degrees are posted within six weeks after the semester ends.

Unable to meet graduation requirements:
Applications with be cancelled for all students who are unable to meet their graduation requirements by the end of the semester. Students must reapply for graduation for the semester they intend to graduate.

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