Am I Eligible to Graduate?
Eligibility for December 2014
The following students are eligible to participate in the December 2014 Commencement ceremony.
Your submission of a degree application, on MyUAlbany, will initiate future correspondence. All Commencement related correspondence will be delivered to your official albany.edu e-mail account.
Degrees Awarded - August 2014
All students awarded degrees in August 2014 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. August 2014 graduates must complete a "Commencement Registration" form through MyUAlbany to reserve up to six guest tickets.
Bachelor's & Master's Degree Candidates
All candidates who have submitted a degree application, online through MyUAlbany, for Fall 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 October 29, 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.
December 2014 - Degree Application Deadlines
October 7 UNDERGRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany
October 17 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 December 1, 2014 (preferably earlier).
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.