FAQs

When and how do I apply for graduation?

Students who are in good academic standing and have at least 108 units, including in-progress units, are eligible to submit an application for graduation in MyNEVADA during the application period.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to review their Academic Advising Report prior to submitting an application for graduation. Visit MyNEVADA Online Help for guidance on accessing and reading the report.

The graduation application period for each term opens when registration for that term opens. Eligible students must submit graduation applications in MyNEVADA by:

  • March 1st for Spring,
  • June 1st for Summer,
  • October 1st for Fall.

To apply for graduation, select the "My Degree Progress/Graduation" link in MyNEVADA, and then the "Apply for Graduation" link. Students with a graduation application on file will not be assigned an enrollment appointment for future terms.

Students who will be completing multiple majors/degrees in the same term, may be required to submit multiple applications.  Go back to the first page and repeat application process for each major/degree.

How much is the application fee and when is it due?

A non-refundable fee of $66 will be charged to your account in the Student Center in MyNEVADA after your graduation application has been received. The fee will display in self-service with your other fees for the term.  The fee is due the Friday prior to the start of the term or 3-5 days after the application was submitted if the term has already started.

Neither official transcripts nor diplomas will be mailed for students who have an outstanding balance at the University.

How do I know the application has been received?

You will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of your application in MyNEVADA. And your graduation status on your Academic Advising Report (AAR) will be updated from “Applied” to either “Needs to Finish Pending Work” or “Program in Review” no more than 5 business days after you submit your application.

Approximately 5 working days after you submit your application, a graduation checklist will be added to your record in MyNEVADA. Access the “After Submitting My Graduation Application” file in MyNEVADA Online Help.

When will my graduation status be updated on my Academic Advising Report (AAR)?

Graduation applications are reviewed in the Office of Admissions and Records as they are received. No more than 5 business days after you submit your graduation application, your graduation status will be updated from “Applied” to either “Needs to Finish Pending Work” or “Program in Review”.

Click the “Expected Grad Term” hyperlink near the top left of your AAR for definitions of these terms.

See the “After Submitting My Graduation Application” page in MyNEVADA Online Help for more information.

How can I be sure I will graduate at the end of the term?

Your degree will be posted at the end of the term if you successfully complete all of the requirements on your Academic Advising Report (AAR) by the last day of the term.

Meet with your advisor to discuss any unsatisfied requirements as soon as possible. Your advisor may access and review your AAR and see notes regarding deficiencies in MyNEVADA. You must work with your advisor to reconcile any deficiencies by the deadlines listed below.

  • November 1st for Fall graduation applicants
  • April 1st for Spring graduation applicants
  • August 1st for Summer graduation applicants

If you have deficiencies that cannot be resolved until the end of the term, your advisor must send documentation showing how the deficiencies will be resolved to the Office of Admissions and Records prior to the reconciliation dates above. Students with a graduation application on file will not be assigned an enrollment appointment for future terms.

If you and your advisor decide that you cannot complete all requirements by the end of the term, address a request to withdraw your graduation application to graduation@unr.edu. Be sure to include your full name and date of birth in your request.

Students with a graduation application on file will not be assigned an enrollment appointment for future terms.

May I submit a graduation application for a term in which I will be taking course(s) at another institution?

Yes, but you must submit an official transcript including the course(s) at the beginning of the semester and an official transcript including final grade(s) within 10 days of the end of the term.

Is it a big deal if just one of the requirements on my Academic Advising Report (AAR) says “Not Satisfied”?

Your degree will be posted at the end of the term ONLY if you successfully complete ALL of the requirements on your Academic Advising Report (AAR) by the last day of the term.

So, if there is one unsatisfied requirement on your AAR, it is a big deal. See your advisor to resolve the problem early in the semester.

If you and your advisor decide that you cannot complete all requirements by the end of the term, address a request to withdraw your graduation application to graduation@unr.edu. Be sure to include your full name and date of birth in your request.

Students with a graduation application on file will not be assigned an enrollment appointment for future terms.

Since I submitted an application for graduation, I have learned that I am not going to finish my graduation requirements this semester. How do I withdraw my graduation application?

If you withdraw your graduation application before the application deadline, you may use the Undergraduate Graduation Date Change Form. The Office of Admissions and Records will move your graduation application to the term specified on the form. NOTE: This option is available ONLY if the form is received prior to the application deadline for the original graduation term. Students may exercise the option to move their graduation application from one term to another only once.

To withdraw your graduation application after the application deadline, address your request to graduation@unr.edu. Be sure to include your full name and date of birth in your request.  Please note you will be charged a non-refundable graduation application fee each time you submit a graduation application.

Students with a graduation application on file will not be assigned an enrollment appointment for future terms.

I have two majors/degrees, can I apply to graduate for both?

Yes, you may apply to graduate in all degrees/majors in which you are currently active in MyNEVADA.  Please see MyNEVADA help for instructions.

Do I have to pay twice if I am a double major/dual degree?

You pay a single non-refundable graduation fee of $66 if you complete more than one degree/major in a single term.

I have two majors, can I apply to graduate with one now and finish the other later?

Yes, you may earn one baccalaureate degree and apply to return to the University as a second bachelor's student to complete the second. But you are VERY strongly encouraged to first review the catalog copy on MULTIPLE MAJORS and MULTIPLE DEGREES, and then meet with your academic advisor to discuss the best option for you.

If you submit an application for graduation for some but not all of your active degree/major plans, you will be DISCONTINUED in the plans that are not referenced in your application if you have not submitted an application for admission to those plans as a second bachelor's student by:

  • March 15th for Spring
  • July 15th for Summer
  • October 15th for Fall

How do I get information about the graduation ceremony?

Visit University Commencement for updated information on the commencement ceremony.

Will both my major and minor appear on my diploma?

Your degree title and major(s) will appear on your diploma. Your MINOR WILL NOT be included on your diploma, but it will be listed on your transcript.

Where will my diploma be mailed?

Your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address you have entered in MyNEVADA. You may update this information in MyNEVADA or by submitting a Change of Address form.

Always keep the address information in MyNEVADA current.

If your diploma has not been received 6 weeks after the term has ended, contact graduation@unr.edu

Is my grade point average high enough to receive recognition at commencement?

The top 10% of undergraduates from each college receive academic recognition. 

The calculation is based on the grade point averages earned by the graduating classes for the previous two academic years.  Because the graduation ceremony occurs before grades are final for the term, the academic recognition values listed in the graduation program and announced at the commencement ceremony are based on each student's grade point averages for the prior term.  Final grades are included in the calculation of the recognition values that appear on the diploma and transcript and may differ from what was previously announced.

Refer to the Academic Recognition section of the General Catalog for more detail on the policy.

When will my degree be posted on my transcript?

If you were enrolled in coursework at another institution during your graduation term, an official transcript including final grades for that work must be received in the Office of Admissions and Records before your degree will be posted. Transcripts are due no later than 10 business days after the term ends. Your degree will posted within 10 days of processing transfer work.

If you were enrolled only at Nevada for your graduation term, your graduation status was "Needs to Finish Pending Work" at the end of the semester, and you successfully completed all of the coursework in which you were enrolled for that term, your degree will be posted 5-7 business days after the term ends.

If your graduation status was "Program in Review" at the end of the semester, and you completed all outstanding graduation requirements by the last day of the term, your degree will be posted no more than 15 business days after the term ends.

As soon as your degree has been posted, you may order official transcripts. The conferral date on your transcript will be the day after grades are due for the term.

Neither official transcripts nor diplomas will be mailed for students who have an outstanding balance at the University.

When will I receive my diploma?

Your "To Do List" will be updated from "Degree Posted" to "Diploma Mailed" when your diploma has been sent to the Post Office.

Diplomas are generally mailed 2-4 weeks after your degree has been posted on your transcript. The transcript is the document of record for employment and educational purposes.

As soon as your degree has been posted, you may order official transcripts. See "When will my degree be posted on my transcript?" above.

Neither official transcripts nor diplomas will be mailed for students who have an outstanding balance at the University.

May I participate in a graduation ceremony before I apply to graduate?

Students who are within 12 units of completing their graduation requirements and in good academic standing, may submit an Application to Participate in a Commencement Ceremony Prior to Your Official Graduation Term form. 

The graduation program includes the names of graduation applicants only.  The names of participants are not included. 

Will my name be included in the graduation program?

Your name will be included in the graduation program if:

  • You submitted your graduation application by the application deadline.
  • You have not restricted release of directory information in MyNEVADA.

The graduation program includes the names of graduation applicants only.  The names of participants are not included. 

Where do I order my cap and gown?

Visit Nevada Wolf Shop: Graduation (ASUN Bookstore) to order your graduation attire, announcements, etc.

I have another question, who can help?

Address your graduation questions to graduation@unr.edu.

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