Application for Degree
The Application for Degree is required in order to have a degree posted to your academic transcript and to be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony. The Application for Degree must be submitted during the term you plan to graduate. Submitting the Application for Degree by the published deadline dates in the Academic Calendar will better ensure your name will appear in the commencement program. Due to the lead-time required by our press, students who apply for graduation after the deadline may not have their names printed in the commencement program.
The deadline to apply for graduation is the 12th class day of each term for spring and fall and the 4th class day for summer (please see Academic Calendar for specific dates). The original application fee is $35. After the deadline there is a $25 late fee, making the total application fee $60. Late applications for graduation will be accepted until the last class day of the term. Application fees are applied to your student account, and must be paid through the Bursar's Office.
Application for Degree Information:
Students are encouraged to apply by the published deadline dates to avoid paying the late fee for the application. Late applications are accepted through the week prior to the commencement date, but a late fee is charged.
Applying after the published Application for Degree deadline dates might hinder your name from appearing in the commencement program and/or honors list. It is best to apply by the published deadline dates. The commencement program is sent to press approximately eight weeks prior to the commencement ceremony.
Application for Degree Fees:
(By deadline date.)
(If application made by deadline.)
|Late Application Fee||$25.00||$25.00||$25.00|
(With late application.)
Degree Application Fees:
The following fees must be paid at the time of Application for Degree:
- Students seeking their bachelor degrees will pay a fee of $35.00.
- Students seeking their master’s degrees will pay a fee of $35.00.
- Students seeking their doctoral degrees will pay a fee of $35.00.
Payment is due upon application. You will be able to pay either by ACH, Pin-less debit, or Credit card (American Express, Discover, or MasterCard).
Late fee: Students submitting Applications for Degree after the set deadline date will be subject to pay the late fee of $25.00 in addition to the set fees indicated above.
Students who apply with a hard copy application will have the fee applied to their SHSU fee statement. The payment may be made online through your student account or in person in the Bursar's office.
Late Applications for Degree will be accepted after the set deadline date, but no later than one week prior to the scheduled commencement ceremony.
Application fees will not be permitted to roll forward to a future semester. Students must submit a new application for degree with the application fees that apply at the time of application.
Students who do not meet degree requirements in the term for which their application is filed, will be required to re-apply for the next available graduation date and will be required to pay another application fee.
Note: Students who have submitted an Application for Degree for a specific term and are enrolled in all required courses that term to complete degree requirements will be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony of their major at the conclusion of that term. Students who are deficient more than 9 grade points in major, minor, or overall will NOT be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony.
If you wish to make an official change of name with the university, please submit the Official Change of Name form and include the include the proper documentation with the form (i.e.: copy of social security card or copy of letter from Social Security Administration acknowledging name change). This Change of Name form will need to be submitted to the Payroll Office located in the College of Humanities Building.
When requesting a Change of Name after submission of the Application for Degree, submit the form directly to the Registrar's Office either by fax at 936-294-4964, or deliver it in person to the Registrar's Office located on the 3rd floor of the Estill Building on campus.