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Review the timeline of important dates and deadlines for your anticipated graduation date before proceeding to Applying to Graduate: Step One.

Dec. 2021

Ceremony date: Dec. 11, 2021

The conferral date of degree, also referred to as your graduation date, will be Dec. 11, 2021. 

DATES DETAILS
April 1 to June 1 Normal application window.
June 2 to Nov. 15 College's advising representative approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Oct. 15 Last day to apply for graduation to meet upcoming deadlines for ceremony information. Candidates applying after this date may not appear in the ceremony program and should expect to be seated last in the ceremony lineup.
Nov. 16 to Nov. 26 Dean's approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Date TBA Purchase your commencement regalia!
The Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, has everything you need. View details about purchasing your regalia.
Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. Last day to apply and participate in commencement
Nov. 27 to Dec. 10 University Provost's approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Not permitted to participate in commencement ceremony.
Dec. 10 (one day prior)
Application window for Dec. 2021 graduation closes.
Not permitted to participate in commencement ceremony.
Dec. 21 (20 days after)
Last day to email graduation@sfasu.edu regarding any diploma mailing address changes. Include your name and Campus ID number
May 2022

Ceremony dates: To be announced

Note this is not always the same as the commencement ceremony date.

DATES DETAILS
Sept. 15 to Nov. 15, 2021 Normal application window.
Date TBA College's advising representative approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Date TBA Last day to apply for graduation to meet upcoming deadlines for ceremony information. Candidates applying after this date may not appear in the ceremony program and should expect to be seated last in the ceremony lineup.
Date TBA Dean's approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Date TBA Purchase your commencement regalia!
The Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, has everything you need. View details about purchasing your regalia.
Date TBA Last day to apply and participate in commencement
Date TBA University Provost's approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Not permitted to participate in commencement ceremony.
Date TBA (one day prior)
Application window for graduation closes.
Not permitted to participate in commencement ceremony.
Date TBA (20 days after)
Last day to email graduation@sfasu.edu regarding any diploma mailing address changes. Include your name and Campus ID number
Aug. 2022

Ceremony date: To be announced

Note this is not always the same as the commencement ceremony date.

DATES DETAILS
Jan. 2 to March 2 Normal application window.
Date TBA College's advising representative approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Date TBA Last day to apply for graduation to meet upcoming deadlines for ceremony information. Candidates applying after this date may not appear in the ceremony program and should expect to be seated last in the ceremony lineup.
Date TBA Dean's approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Date TBA Purchase your commencement regalia!
The Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, has everything you need. View details about purchasing your regalia.
Date TBA Last day to apply and participate in commencement
Date TBA University Provost's approval required to apply for graduation. Add'l fees, approvals, processing.
Not permitted to participate in commencement ceremony.
Date TBA (one day prior)
Application window for graduation closes.
Not permitted to participate in commencement ceremony.
Date TBA (20 days after)
Last day to email graduation@sfasu.edu regarding any diploma mailing address changes. Include your name and Campus ID number

Step One: Submitting your application to graduate

To ensure a smooth application process, follow the steps under the applicable application window in which you are applying:

Normal Application Window

Late Application Window

  1. Download the fillable request for graduation audit (PDF).
  2. Enter your information.
  3. Print.
  4. Sign application at the bottom. No electronic signatures accepted.
  5. Scan and email to graduation@sfasu.edu

While other methods are available, submitting your request by email is strongly recommended. This method ensures a digital timestamp of our receipt of your graduation audit request, and begins the process of entering your application to graduate.

Commencement ceremony participation: If you are planning to participate in commencement, be aware of the possible implications if your application is not processed prior to 30 days before your commencement ceremony. 

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. If you have questions or need more information, use the contact details below for your academic college.

Once your application has been entered, you will receive a confirmation email through mySFA. This email also will guide you through the next steps of confirming your personal graduation information.

College of Business
Office of Student Services
936.468.4654
College of Education
Office of Student Services and Advising
936.468.2901
College of Fine Arts
Student Services
936.468.2801
College of Forestry and Agriculture
Academic and Career Advising
936.468.3301
College of Liberal and Applied Arts
Advising Office
936.468.2205
College of Sciences and Mathematics
Advising Center
936.468.3902

How late applications may affect commencement ceremony participation:

Applications submitted during the Late Application Window are processed by hand in the order in which the request form is received, and therefore it may take several months to complete your request. 

The deadline to complete the application process and confirm your personal graduation information is 30 days prior to your commencement ceremony.  If you have not completed all necessary steps before this date, your name may not appear in the commencement program and you should expect to be seated last in the ceremony.

Applications submitted two weeks prior to ceremony: Students who apply for graduation during the two weeks prior to the ceremony will not be permitted to participate.

Step Two: Paying 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.

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.

View 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 Business Office on the second floor of the Austin Building.

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

Fee rates

Normal application window

Five-year BBA/MPAC candidates: $100

All other candidates for graduation: $50

Late application window

Five-year BBA/MPAC candidates: $200

All other candidates for graduation: $100

Step Three: Check your Personal Graduation Information

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.

Access through mySFA

  1. Log into mySFA.
  2. Click on the "Academics" tab.
  3. Locate the "Graduation" box.
  4. Click "View Personal Graduation Information" link.

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

Graduating with Distinction

A student receiving a bachelor's degree with academic honors has completed a course of study with at least 54 semester hours of SFA residence coursework excluding pass/fail hours and has an overall GPA as follows:

Honor GPA Range
Summa cum laude 3.8 to 4.0
Magna cum laude 3.6 to 3.799
Cum laude 3.4 to 3.599

Honors called at the commencement ceremony are based on the student's last completed semester. Final honors earned are posted to the transcript and are printed on the diploma.

For students pursuing a second bachelor's degree, 30 of the required 54 semester hours must be new hours earned at SFA. Read the university policy 6.18 (PDF) for details

University Scholar distinction

A student receiving a bachelor's degree with University Scholar distinction has completed the necessary criteria set by the School of Honors


Master's and doctoral program candidates are not eligible for honors.

Five-year professional accountancy program candidates are considered graduate students. Your diploma and transcript will note undergraduate honors earned; however, they will not be announced during the commencement ceremony.

Are you planning to participate in commencement?

Preparing for Commencement

Nonattending graduates who wish to secure a copy of the ceremony program should ask a friend who is attending. Programs are produced exclusively for attendees, and leftover programs are not saved after the ceremony.

Contact

Office of the Registrar
936.468.2501
registrar@sfasu.edu

Physical Address:
Rusk Building, Room 202

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


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