College of Liberal Arts

Graduation In Absentia

Important Note

Do not submit an in absentia graduation request if you are currently enrolled in any regular University day classes. You must be pursuing a degree in the College of Liberal Arts to apply.

See instructions below for Fall 2014 dates and deadlines. 

Step 1: Degree Audit

  • All degree requirements must be completed and posted to a student's University of Texas at Austin academic record before the student can begin the in absentia graduation process.
    • If you are currently enrolled in a University Extension online course, final exams must be taken by October 14 to guarantee posting by the November 4 deadline. 
    • If coursework completed in transfer, contact the Office of Admissions at (512) 475-7399 to request credits be posted to your academic record.
  • Create a degree audit using the Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) to determine if your academic record is clear.
  • Continue to Step 2 if your audit is clear. If not, then contact the Office of Student Affairs at 512-471-4271.

NOTE: If you previously completed coursework in an expired catalog (06-08 or earlier) and did not earn your degree, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 512-471-4271 to discuss your options with an advisor. 

Step 2: Financial/Non-Financial Bars

Step 3: Submitting Your Request

  • Fall 2014 requests will be accepted August 27-November 4.
  • Submit your request here.

Step 4: Confirmation

  • An advisor in the College of Liberal Arts Student Division will receive your in absentia application request. If you successfully complete Steps 1 and 2, the advisor will send an email with the appropriate forms, required fees, and instructions. The in absentia registration fee is $25. An additional $75 readmission fee will be charged for students who have not been enrolled at the University for a long semester.
  • Return completed form(s) to the Office of Student Affairs (GEB 2.200). You will receive a confirmation email from Student Accounts Receivable with payment information.