Eligibility to Graduate

Eligibility for May 2014

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 2013
All students awarded degrees in 2013 at the Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral level may participate in this 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 already included in the official December booklet.  However, this will not impact their participation.  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 instructions.

Bachelor's & Master's Degree Candidates
All candidates who’ve submitted a degree application, online through MyUAlbany, for May 2014.  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 will be notified via e-mail by the Registrar, so that deficiencies can be corrected by March 28, 2014.  Those who successfully meet the requirements for their degree will not receive a confirmation email.  Master’s and Certificate Candidates, please check with your program department to ensure that you will satisfy all requirements.

Spring 2013 - Degree Application Deadlines
February 14
UNDERGRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany
March 21 GRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany

Doctoral Degree Candidates
The University requires that ALL Requirements for the degree, including submission of the approved dissertation, and completion of any internship must be finalized before participating in commencement exercises.  Dissertations are due by May 1, 2014 (preferably earlier).

ALL CANDIDATES
All degree candidates 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.

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, or who have other matters requiring resolution will be notified by the Registrar. Undergraduates who have any unresolved grades (i.e.: incomplete) will not be cleared for the degree.  If you have a concern about your degree clearance, please contact your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar.