Eligibility to Graduate
Eligibility for December 2013
The following students are eligible to participate in the December 2013 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 2013
All students awarded degrees in August of 2013 at the Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral level may participate in this ceremony. Names of August degree recipients will be included in the official printed program.
Bachelor's & Master's Degree Candidates
All candidates who’ve submitted a degree application, online through MyUAlbany, for December 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 November 1, 2013. 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 December.
Winter 2013 - Degree Application Deadlines
October 4 UNDERGRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany
October 18 GRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany
Doctoral Degree Candidates
The University requires that ALL Requirements for the degree, including submittal of the approved dissertation, and completion of any internship must 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 by December 1, 2013.
Doctoral candidates must notify the Office of Graduate Studies of their intent to participate in the ceremony by contacting notify Jonathan Bartow by November 12, 2013.
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 (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.