Eligibility for May 2015

The following students are eligible to participate in the May 2015 Commencement ceremonies.
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.

Bachelor's & Master's Degree Candidates
All candidates who have submitted a degree application, online through MyUAlbany, for Spring 2015.  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 27, 2015.  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.

May 2015 - Degree Application Deadlines
February 13
UNDERGRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany
March 20 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, 2015 (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.