After you've applied...
Here is important information for students after they have applied to graduate:
A Graduation Status Report is a PDF of your MyMocsDegree evaluated by your Graduation Specialist from the Records Office. After you have applied to graduate, your Graduation Specialist will send you your Graduation Status Report, highlighting where you stand in your degree completion progress. It is imperative that you regularly check your UTC email for communications from your Graduation Specialists. You must also communicate any issues that you may have concerning finishing your requirements for graduation with your graduation specialist.
Please be sure that your account has current and accurate contact information in the event that we must contact you prior to Commencement. To update any other addresses or telephone numbers, go to your MyMocsNet Account> Services Tab. Your graduation specialist will make every attempt to contact you if you have not met the requirements for graduation after grades have been posted.
All students are required to complete the Senior Exit Exam. Please review the Senior Exit Exam website for more information. Students will not receive their diploma until the exam has been completed.
If you previously submitted a request to the Records Office requesting that your directory information NOT be released, your name will NOT appear in the Commencement Program. To have the confidentiality flag removed, you must submit a request in writing to the Records Office. The request must be submitted prior to the printing of the Commencement program which is usually 5 weeks prior to the date of Commencement.
Honors designations at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are based upon a student's entire academic career and are not finalized until grades for the final semester are posted to the student's record. Grades are not finalized until after the Commencement ceremony. To be eligible for Latin honors at UTC, students must have a minimum of 60 earned hours at UTC.
- Cum Laude: granted when the student's cumulative UTC GPA at the end of the final semester is at least 3.5.
- Magna Cum Laude: granted when the student's cumulative UTC GPA at the end of the final semester is at least 3.7.
- Summa Cum Laude: granted when the student's cumulative UTC GPA at the end of the final semester is at least 3.9.
Closer to the commencement ceremony, you will be notified by email when you can meet with commencement officials to verify the pronunciation of your name. If you have any concerns about the accurate pronunciation of your name, it is important that you stop by the Records Office during that time. If you aren't able to attend this time, you'll be given other instructions in announcement email.
For other questions please review our Frequently Asked Questions page.