Stephen F. Austin State University

Graduation Checklist

To graduate and get a diploma you must: For completion see:

Have been admitted to the Graduate School

Graduate School

Have submitted all required credentials including:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended as an undergraduate student
  2. Official transcripts showing graduate courses to be transferred from another university
  3. Official GRE or GMAT scores
Graduate School
Have a degree plan on file with a minimum of 36 hours for a non-thesis program and a minimum of 30 hours for a thesis program. (Some graduate programs require more hours) [Degree Plan] Graduate Advisor
Have been admitted to candidacy [Admission to Candidacy Form] Graduate Advisor
Have completed all coursework, including transfer work, within 6 years of the time you started Graduate Advisor
Have completed all coursework with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better and a GPA of 3.0 or better in your major and minor considered separately Graduate Advisor
Have satisfactorily completed your comprehensive examination or culminating requirement while you were enrolled at SFA Graduate Advisor
If applicable, have completed all thesis requirements Graduate School, Thesis Director, Thesis Guide
Have applied for graduation and paid all graduation fees by the deadline stated in the Graduate Bulletin [Graduation Instructions and Deadlines] Graduation Office
Remove deficiencies, if any Graduate Advisor or Dean