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Remember to check your deadlines often as dates may change.

You cannot proceed with the steps below unless you have successfully applied to graduate.

Next Steps

Complete this checklist in the order as outlined to ensure a smooth graduation experience.

  1. Meet with your advisor
  2. Check your personal graduation information
  3. Confirm your graduation details
  4. Pay your graduation fee

Expand the options below for more information on each step.

Meet with your Advisor

Meet with your Advisor

Note: The Office of the Registrar does not email or call regarding your graduation audit, including any deficiencies or unmet requirements. If you have questions about these topics, contact your academic advisor.

Bachelor's degree candidates: You must schedule a time to review your graduation requirement audit with a representative from your college's academic advising office

Check your personal graduation information

Check your personal graduation information

Note: If you haven't applied to graduate, this link will not be visible.

Access through mySFA

  1. Log in to mySFA.
  2. Select "Academics" from the menu.
  3. Locate the "Graduation" box.
  4. Click "View Personal Graduation Information" link.

You will need to review the information we have on file for your:

  • graduation date*
  • preference on participating in your commencement ceremony
  • name to be printed on your diploma
  • mailing address to receive your diploma
  • and degree level, program and major.

*The official conferral date of degrees. Your graduation date and commencement ceremony date may differ.

Review your personal graduation information carefully for spelling and accuracy. Submit changes to graduation@sfasu.edu with your name and campus ID number.

Confirm your graduation details

All graduation candidates will be asked to confirm their graduation information as the Office of the Registrar begins final preparations for the upcoming graduation.

Approximately one month into your final semester, you'll receive an email from graduation@sfasu.edu and the Confirm Graduation Details link will become visible in the "Graduation" box on your "Academics" page within mySFA.

This is where you can:

  • confirm attendance preference
  • reserve guest tickets for commencement
  • view your preliminary Latin Honors, if earned, to be announced at commencement
  • ensure correct spelling of your name to be printed on your diploma
  • include any required diacritics (ñ, é, ü) or other special characters in your diploma name
  • and verify your diploma mailing address.
    • Diploma addresses should be valid six to eight weeks after the commencement ceremony.

All graduating students are encouraged to upload a graduation photo and message. This feature is optional, and entries will be displayed during the pre-ceremony slideshow.

  • Photo submissions can only be of the graduation candidate, without anyone else in the picture.
  • Photos don't need to be a "formal" graduation picture taken by a professional photographer.

When the link becomes available, pay close attention to the guidelines and criteria to ensure your photo and message are displayed!

Important: The Confirm Graduation Details form is open for a limited amount of time. Once closed, it cannot be reopened. Visit the Deadlines page for more information on when this form will be available.

Pay your graduation fee

Pay your graduation fee

Required from all students when they become candidates for graduation, this is an administrative cost for the degree audit process in order to confer degrees, including the printing and mailing of diplomas and other related expenses.

Fee details

When you apply for graduation, the graduation fee will be added to your mySFA eBill during the term in which you intend to graduate. It can be paid online or by visiting the Student Business Services on the second floor of the Austin Building.

Important note: This fee is nonrefundable. If you fail to meet your degree requirements, you must reapply for graduation and pay the fee again.

Fee rates

On-time applications

Five-year BBA/MPAC candidates: $100

All other candidates for graduation: $50

Late applications

Five-year BBA/MPAC candidates: $200

All other candidates for graduation: $100

Prepare for commencement

While participation in the commencement ceremony is optional, we hope you'll make plans to join us in celebrating your achievement. Visit our Preparing for Commencement webpage for details on eligibility, tickets, attire requirements and other helpful information leading up to the big day.

Receiving your diploma

Diplomas are not given out at commencement.

Diploma pickup days

One week prior to the designated days, you'll receive an email via your mySFA account confirming pickup dates, times and location. Diplomas that are not picked up will be mailed the following week. Dates specific to your graduation are outlined on the Deadlines webpage.

More information about the SFA diploma is available on the Diploma Information webpage.

Contact the Office of the Registrar

Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Call: 936.468.2501
Visit: Rusk Building, Second Floor
registrar@sfasu.edu

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13050 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962