Eligibility to Graduate
Eligibility for May 2013
The following students are eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement exercises.
Submission of a degree application will initiate future correspondence. All Commencement related correspondence will be delivered to your UAlbany e-mail account.
Degrees Awarded - August & December 2012
All students awarded degrees in 2012 at the Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral level may participate in their respective University-Wide ceremony. Outside of the initial correspondence that you receive, you must monitor the Commencement web-site for all updates. These students will not be listed in the formal program as they were included in the official winter booklet. This will not impact their participation however. There are no additional forms or registration necessary to participate. Should these students wish to participate in their departmental event, they will need to contact the department directly for approval and further instruction.
May 2013 - Bachelor's & Master's Degree Candidates
All candidates who have submitted a degree application, online, through MyUAlbany for May 2013. The academic records of undergraduate students who have applied for graduation will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar. Those candidates whose cumulative records and current courses do not meet all of the degree requirements for December will be notified via e-mail so that the deficiencies can be corrected no later than TBD. Those who do meet the requirements for the degree will not receive notification. Master’s and Certificate Candidates, please check with your program department to ensure that you will satisfy all requirements for May.
May 2013 - Doctoral Degree Candidates The University requires that ALL Requirements for the degree, including submittal of the approved dissertation, and completion of any internship be finalized before participating in commencement exercises. The specific requirements for Ph.D. program completion, degree award and participation in commencement are reviewed during the scheduling of defense of the student's dissertation. Doctoral Dissertations are due May 1. Doctoral candidates must notify the Office of Graduate Studies of their intent to participate in the ceremony by contacting Joanne Baronner at Jbaronner@albany.edu by April 16. All degree candidates for May 2013 must file a degree application by the stated deadlines. The University cannot guarantee that your name will be listed in the program if you fail to meet the deadlines as stated. Only students who have completed a degree application will receive electronic updates regarding commencement.
May 2013 -Degree Application Deadlines:
Undergraduates: February 15
Graduate: March 29
Summer 2013 - Bachelor's & Master's Degree Candidates
Students at the bachelors or masters degree level who are a few credits short of completing their degree requirements, who intend to complete said requirements over the summer, may participate in their respective university-wide event. These students will not be listed in the formal printed program but will be listed in the December edition upon completion of their degree requirements over the summer. This will not impact their participation however. There are no additional forms or registration necessary to participate. Should these students wish to participate in their departmental event, they will need to contact the department directly for approval and further instruction. Please utilize the web-site for planning purposes.
Degrees are awarded after final clearance, pending the satisfactory completion of the final term of study and/or fulfillment of all academic requirements. Candidates who fulfill all requirements for the degree can expect to receive their diplomas through the mail 6 to 8 weeks following the end of the term. Candidates who have failed to complete all academic requirements by May, or who have other matters requiring resolution will be notified in June. Undergraduates who have any unresolved grades (ex: incomplete) will not be cleared for the degree. If you have a concern about your degree clearance, contact your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar.