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UTC Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the application for graduation located?

A: Undergraduate “Application for Graduation and Certificate Award” forms can be located either in the Records Office at 109 Race Hall, or online through the Records page here Graduation Application

Graduate “Graduate Application for Candidacy, Certificate Award and Graduation” forms can be located either in the Graduate School Office at 103 Race Hall, or online here Candidacy and Graduation Application

Q: When are graduation ceremonies held?

A: Graduation ceremonies are held at the end of the fall (in December) semester and the spring (in May) semesters.  Specific dates can be located on the online Academic Calendar.

Q: What determines if I’m eligible to participate as an undergraduate “walker”?

Requests for undergraduate students will be considered based upon the following conditions:

  • Student has submitted an “Application for Graduation and Certificate Award” form for the semester the student intends to graduate.
  • Student has 12 or fewer credit hours to complete in order to graduate.
  • Student is registered for the remaining hours needed in order to graduate.
  • Student has met all minimum GPA requirements (major, UTC, and institutional).

Q: What determines if I’m eligible to participate as a graduate “walker”?

Requests for graduate students will be considered based upon the following conditions:

  • Has submitted a “Graduate Application for Candidacy, Certificate Award and Graduation” form.
  • Student is participating in a non-thesis or non-dissertation program.
  • Student has 6 or fewer credit hours to complete in order to graduate.
  • Student is registered for the remaining hours needed in order to graduate.
  • Student must meet the minimum required GPA.

***If you are a graduate student who had previously submitted a “Candidacy” form as well as a “Graduation Application,” then all you would need to do is to submit either another “Graduation Application” form to the Records office, or you can complete the “Graduate Application for Candidacy, Certificate Award and Graduation” form and submit that to the graduate school.

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