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Eligibility

To be eligible to graduate, students must:

  • Apply for graduation by the appropriate deadline.  This means that students who have been disapproved for graduation in a previous semester must reapply.
  • Complete all degree requirements in the semester they intend to graduate; and
  • Clear all financial stops and meet any exit interview obligations.
  • Otherwise, their graduation application will be disapproved.

To be eligible to participate in commencement exercises students must:

  • Apply for graduation by the appropriate deadline.  This means that students who have been disapproved for graduation in a previous semester must reapply.
  • RSVP for commencement by using the Graduation RSVP Form
  • Be conditionally approved to graduate.  This means that students must complete or be enrolled in all requirements for the degree during the semester they apply.  If students have a course remaining to take in a future semester, they will be disapproved for participation in Graduation. 

You may apply for graduation by using an online application form by logging on to the MyUH (PeopleSoft).

Unfortunately, publication deadlines mandate that applicants who submit applications late may not find their names on the program. If you plan to participate in the ceremony, please be aware of the deadlines.

Privacy

If you have previously requested that your record reflect a "DO NOT RELEASE PUBLIC INFORMATION" notice or if you do not want your name to appear on the program, please indicate on the graduation application. Otherwise your name will be listed on the program as long as your application was submitted by the deadline.

How To Apply for Graduation

  • Students apply to graduate through PeopleSoft.
    • Students log into MyUH
    • Click on “Degree Process/Graduation” under the Menu in the top left.
    • Click on “Apply for Graduation” and follow steps.
    • Paper forms are submitted to the Welcome Center.

Honors

One of two different honors policies may impact you depending on when you began at UH and whether you have interrupted your enrollment for thirteen months or longer.  

Students who follow an undergraduate catalog year prior to Fall 2010 should refer to the following Honors policy:

Undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements will graduate with the stated academic honors if they achieve the following grade point averages earned in the last sixty-six (66) hours (at least 60 of which must be letter-grade courses) completed at the University of Houston. Grades of S, U, I and W are not assigned grade point values and are not used in the computation of the grade point average.

Honors Grade Point Averages
3.75 to 4.0 Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)
3.50 to 3.74 Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)
3.25 to 3.49 Cum Laude (with honors)

Further, the honors calculation will include all hours completed in the semester in which the first of those final sixty-six (66) hours was completed.

Students to whom the Fall 2010 catalog applies should refer to the following Honors policy:

Undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements will graduate with the stated academic honors if they achieve the following grade point averages earned in the last fifty-four (54) hours (all of which must be A, B, C,. . . letter-grade courses) completed at the University of Houston. Grades of S, U, I and W are not assigned grade point values and are not used in the computation of the grade point average.

Honors Grade Point Averages
3.90 to 4.0 Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)
3.70 to 3.89 Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)
3.50 to 3.69 Cum Laude (with honors)

Further, the honors calculation will include all hours completed in the semester in which the first of those final fifty-four (54) hours was completed.

If you began on a catalog prior to Fall 2010 and would like to use the new policy, you should contact you advisor to petition to be considered for this exception. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about which catalog applies to you.

Diplomas

It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks from the close of the term for colleges to review graduation applications and submit their decisions to the Registrar’s office for processing. Diplomas are ordered once a student has been approved and a degree officially conferred and posted.

Diplomas are mailed directly to students at the most current address provided through their myUH student account. The diploma printing company will also send email notifications to diploma recipients indicating when diplomas have been mailed. It’s important to keep contact information updated in MyUH to avoid shipment delays.

More information about diplomas is available on the UH Academic Forms webpage.

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