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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.

Requests for summer 2014 are no longer being accepted. 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 June 27 to guarantee posting by the July 18 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 Liberal Arts Student Division at (512) 471-4271.

NOTE: If you are currently in an expired catalog (06-08 or earlier) contact the Liberal Arts Student Division 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.

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 College of Liberal Arts Student Division.  You will receive a confirmation email from Student Accounts Receivable with payment information.