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Graduation Information

Graduation Services Advisor

For questions regarding degree certification or diploma status, contact Melanie Brady.

Office    Bear Down Gymnasium #113
Phone   520-626-5511
Fax        520-621-3665

Applying for Graduation

Where should I apply for degree candidacy?

Undergraduate seniors with 90 or more earned units will be able to access their application in UAcess Student Center. After you've applied to graduate and have enrolled in your final coursework, make an appointment with your COMM Advisor.

Click here for a quick tutorial on accessing and submitting your application for degree candidacy.

When should I apply for graduation?

Spring and Summer graduates by February 1st of the intended semester ($50.00 application fee).
Fall and Winter graduates by September 1st of the intended semester ($50.00 application fee).
Applications will be accepted after the deadline, however an additional $50.00 Late Candidacy Application fee will be assessed per late application.

Completing a Degree Check

When should I complete a degree check?

One semester prior to graduation, each student is required to complete a degree check. After submitting the application for degree candidacy, degree candidates must contact and meet with their COMM Advisor to initiate the Degree Audit Worksheet (DAW). Delaying this process may also delay your graduation date.

What is a degree audit worksheet?

The Degree Audit Worksheet (DAW) is a form required by Graduation Services, which will communicate your plan to complete your final degree requirements. This form must be completed by your COMM Advisor and returned to your Graduation Services Advisor for review.
Dual degree students must complete the application for degree candidacy and the Degree Audit Worksheet per degree.

Graduation Ceremonies

Communication does not hold a departmental ceremony. Graduating seniors are encouraged to participate in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Convocation.

Contact your Communication Advisor for more questions regarding graduation and degree candidacy

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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