What is a degree application?
UAlbany students must apply for graduation in order to receive a diploma or certificate. If you will complete all your degree or certificate requirements by the end of this semester, you must submit an online degree application.
Once you have applied for graduation, you may view your graduation status online.
When applying for graduation, please check the personal information you have on file with UAlbany to ensure it is correct.
Address: Diplomas and certificates are mailed to the permanent address you have on record with UAlbany at the time of your graduation, unless you’ve designated a degree address where you’d like your diploma mailed. You may also update your permanent and degree addresses in MyUAlbany.
Name: The name printed on your diploma or certificate will default to the name appearing in your University records.
To update your legal first name or your last name, complete and submit the Personal Identification Change Form, which requires two valid forms of identification. Learn more about updating your personal information.
Visit the Diplomas webpage for more information.
Summer 2022 online degree applications open on April 15, 2022, and are due by August 12, 2022.
Note: Graduate students must also complete the electronic submission of dissertation or thesis by August 1, 2022.
If you need to apply for Summer 2022 graduation after August 12, 2022, please complete the Graduation Application Form - Prior Term.
Fall 2022 online degree applications open on August 15, 2022 and are due by December 13, 2022.
Note: Graduate students must also complete the electronic submission of dissertation or thesis by December 1, 2022.
If you need to apply for Fall 2022 graduation after December 13, 2022, please complete the Graduation Application Form - Prior Term.
If you need to withdraw your degree application, please complete the Graduation Application - Withdrawal Form.
If you need to submit a degree application for a past semester or after the deadline to apply for the current semester, please complete the Graduation Application Form - Prior Term.