Stephen F. Austin State University

Application Information

CANDIDATES for Graduation

Bachelor's - Master's - Doctoral

Application Dates and Fees for Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

Conferral Date Ceremony Date(s) and Style Application Window FEE LATE Application Window FEE
May 8, 2021

May 7-8, 2021, Traditional Ceremony

(*Seven ceremonies)

Sept. 15, 2020 - Nov. 15, 2020
($100 for 5-year Accountancy Program)

Nov. 16, 2020- March 2, 2021
($200 for 5-year Accountancy Program)

August 7, 2021

TBD Jan. 2, 2021 - March 2, 2021
($100 for 5-year Accountancy Program)
March 3, 2021- June 1, 2021
($200 for 5-year Accountancy Program)
December 11, 2021 TBD

April 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
($100 for 5-year Accountancy Program)

June 2, 2021 - Nov. 15, 2021
($200 for 5-year Accountancy Program)

*Go to Commencement Information for clarification.

**Due to renovation of the William R. Johnson Coliseum, dates may be amended.

Fee Information

Applying for Graduation

If applying during the Application Window FEE (as described in the grid above), follow the Steps for MySFA Application for Graduation.

If applying during the Late Application Window FEE (as described in the grid above), follow the Steps for Email Application for Graduation.

(NOTE: The deadline for submission of Commencement Program Information and Name Card data is 30 days prior to the Commencement Ceremony. Applications received after the submission deadline may not appear in the program. A Name Card will be provided, but the student may be seated last in the Ceremony due to the tardiness of the application.


Mail (not recommended): P.O. Box 13050 SFA Station

Nacogdoches, TX 75962

In person (not recommended): Rusk Building, Room 202

Application Process

If applying during the Application Window FEE (as described in the grid above), the application is automatically entered.

If applying during the Late Application Window Fee (as described in the grid above, the application will be entered in the order it is received. This process may take several months. Students will receive an email when their application is entered.

Bachelor's degree candidates must review their Graduation Requirement Audit with the representative from the appropriate academic College. Contact the appropriate College for more information.

Business 468-4654
Education 468-2901
Fine Arts 468-2801
Forestry and Agriculture
Forestry 468-3301
Agriculture 468-3705
Liberal and Applied Arts 468-2205
Science & Mathematics 468-3902

Candidates must monitor their "SFA Jacks" E-mail for a message from the Department of the student's major or Dean's representative.

Checking "Personal Graduation Information"

Students may view "Personal Graduation Information" by following the subsequent steps:

  1. Log into mySFA.
  2. Click on Academics.
  3. Click on the Self-Service Banner.
  4. Click on Student Records.
  5. Click on View Personal Graduation Information.
  6. Read the information block and review Personal Graduation Information for spelling and accuracy of all information.
  7. Submit changes to; include name and ID number in the E-mail.

NOTE: The date noted in your MySFA Personal Graduation Information reflects the final day of the semester which is used as the official conferral date of degrees. Dates for Commencement ceremonies are dependent on other factors and may or may not coincide with the Graduation Date noted in the system.

How will the candidate know if he is "good to go"?
  1. Review all information found under Application Information and Commencement Information.
  2. If the candidate has questions regarding academic degree requirements, contact the student's academic advisor.
  3. If changes need to be made regarding the Graduation Application, E-mail; include the student's name, ID number and the requested change.
  4. The Graduation Office of the Registrar's Office does not send E-mails or make phone calls regarding graduation audit, deficiencies, or requirements met.

Texas Tuition Rebate Opportunity

Application for the Tuition Rebate occurs automatically when the student makes application to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

According to the Texas Education Code §54.0065, qualified students may receive up to a $1,000 tuition rebate upon graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University. In order to meet the requirements and qualify for the Tuition Rebate, students must follow the advice and counsel of the appropriate academic advisers. For further review, students may refer to university policy, 6.21.

Eligibility Requirements

Attempted Hours Include:
Hours Excluded:

"If I qualify, when will I receive notification?"

Applicants are reviewed for eligibility at the close of each graduation class, approximately 30 days after the Commencement Ceremony. At that time applicants who are disqualified are sent letters from the Office of the Registrar which indicate the reason for disqualification. The letter includes a description of the appeals process.

The names of those students who qualify for the rebate are submitted to the Bursar's Office for further review. The Bursar's Office will notify the students who qualify regarding the disbursement of the refund.