Graduation Cancellation

Undergraduate Degree Cancellation

Undergraduate Cancellation Criteria

If you are enrolled in a course(s) required to complete you degree at an institution other than Texas A&M, Texas A&M – Galveston, or Texas A&M – Qatar in the semester in which you apply for graduation, you must submit Degree Requirement Verification (DRV) for this course(s). Notes from Texas A&M academic advisors will not be accepted as sufficient degree requirement verification.
 
Please visit the DRV page for more information on using this process.
 
Failure to provide this documentation could result in your application being cancelled.
 
Acceptable Documentation/Required Action:
  • Official Transcript listing the course as In-Progress or graded.
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Course Schedule
NOTE: You must ensure that a final official transcript from the other institution is submitted and received by the Degree Audit Office no later than January 21, 2022 to formally transfer the credit to Texas A&M for your degree to be awarded.
 
If you need a course adjusted into an unmet degree requirement you will need to contact your academic advisor so they can submit this request on your behalf.
 
Failure to address unmet requirements with your advisor that would clear through an adjustment could result in your application being cancelled.
 
Acceptable Documentation/Required Action:
  • Verify with your advisor that the request has been submitted. Once it has been processed you will see the change reflected on your degree evaluation.
If you currently have an Incomplete (Grade of I) or a grade of X in a course(s), the Degree Audit Office must receive confirmation from the instructor of record for the course(s) that you are currently working to complete course requirements that could result in a grade change being submitted.
 
If this confirmation is not submitted to Degree Audit your application could be cancelled.
 
Acceptable Documentation/Required Action:
  • Confirmation email sent by the instructor of record to degree-audit@tamu.edu.
  • Grade change submitted and processed by November 19, 2021.
 
NOTE: A formal grade change request must be submitted by your instructor and processed no later than January 21, 2022 for your degree to be awarded.
 
If you are currently waiting for credit to post from a passed CLEP Exam, Departmental Exam, or other Credit by Exam, documentation of an established test date must be submitted to the Degree Audit Office. The exam must be taken no later than November 19, 2021.
 
Failure to provide this documentation or scheduling an exam date after November 19, 2021 could result in your application being cancelled.
 
Acceptable Documentation/Required Action:
  • Receipt or registration confirmation from the organization administering the exam showing your established test date.
NOTE: You must ensure your score(s) is posted to accept the examination credit through Howdy. This must be done no later than January 21, 2021.
 
If your overall GPA or a GPA for a specific degree evaluation area is deficient, you must be enrolled in courses at Texas A&M that would raise the GPA to an acceptable level once they are completed.
 
If you are not currently registered in TAMU coursework, or if your current coursework would not raise the GPA to an acceptable level, your application may be cancelled.

Acceptable Documentation/Required Action:
  • No documentation required.
  • Ensure you are registered in acceptable coursework to clear this GPA requirement.
 
NOTE: If you do not earn a grade high enough to raise your GPA to an acceptable level your degree will not be awarded.
If you have any minors on your record with unmet requirements, they must be resolved through one of the following:
  • Adjustment submitted by your advisor.
  • Submission of Degree Requirement Verification (DRV) for a course being taken outside of A&M that will clear the minor.
  • Removal of the minor using the Undergraduate Minor Removal Form if you do not plan to complete this it. (NOTE: If you remove a minor to graduate in the current term, you will not be able to complete it in a later semester).
Acceptable Documentation/Required Action:
  • Contact academic advisor about possible adjustments.
  • Submit DRV for courses taken outside of A&M.
  • Submit minor removal form if you do not plan to graduate with the minor(s). 

NOTE: If the catalog states that a minor(s) is required for your degree program, you are not able to remove that minor(s).
If you have any unmet requirements towards a second major, they must be resolved through one of the following:
  • Adjustment submitted by your secondary major advisor.
  • Submission of Degree Requirement Verification (DRV) for a course being taken outside of A&M that will clear the minor.
  • Removal of the second major if you do not plan to complete it. Requests to remove a second major are submitted by your secondary major advisor (NOTE: If you remove a second major to graduate in the current term, you will not be able to complete it in a later semester).
 
Acceptable Documentation/Required Action:
  • Contact academic advisor about possible adjustments.
  • Submit DRV for courses taken outside of A&M.
  • Request removal of the second major if you do not plan to graduate with it.


Per student rule 14.2, a student must be enrolled in or have completed all degree requirements by the 60th class day of the fall or spring semester, or the 15th class day of the second summer term either in residence or at another college or university.

All Fall 2021 degree candidates must have all unmet requirements on their undergraduate degree evaluation shown as met or have documentation on file with the Degree Audit Office no later than November 19, 2021. Students can access their degree evaluation through the Howdy Portal using the My Record tab or My Dashboard.

Students with unmet requirements on their degree evaluation should contact their academic advisor to determine how these will clear. The information below outlines the various criteria used for the cancellation process and examples of documentation that needs to be provided, or action that needs to be taken. If the proper documentation is not provided, or if required action is not taken, for all unmet degree requirements the student’s graduation application will be cancelled in accordance with Student Rule 14.2. Any student cancelled from graduation will no longer be a degree candidate and will not be able to participate in the commencement ceremony for the current term.

Students set for cancellation based on Student Rule 14.2 will receive warning emails leading up to the deadline.

Please contact the Degree Audit office at 979-845-1089 or degree-audit@tamu.edu with any questions regarding acceptable forms of documentation.

Per student rule 14.5, any undergraduate degree candidate that provides documentation for any of the items above must ensure all final official transcripts/documentation is on file no later than January 21, 2022.
Undergraduate degree candidates can cancel their graduation application at any point in their graduating semester if they are not meeting degree requirements.

The undergraduate graduation cancellation form can be found here. Completed forms should be submitted to Degree Audit via email (degree-audit@tamu.edu), via fax (979-845-0727), or in person at the General Services Complex in Suite 1501.
 


Graduate Degree Cancellation

Students pursuing a graduate level degree should contact the Graduate & Professional School for any questions regarding unmet degree requirements and clearance deadlines and policies.
Graduate degree candidates can cancel their graduation with approval from the Graduate & Professional School. The graduate graduation cancellation form can be found here. Completed forms should be submitted to Graduate & Professional School via email (grad@tamu.edu). 

 


Professional Degree Cancellation

Please contact the advisor for your degree program with any questions regarding unmet degree requirements. Per Student Rule 14.5, all requirements for a professional degree set to be awarded in the Fall of 2021 must be on file no later than January 21, 2022.
Professional degree candidates can cancel their graduation application at any point in their graduating semester if they are not meeting degree requirements.

The professional graduation cancellation form can be found here. Completed forms should be submitted to Degree Audit via email (degree-audit@tamu.edu), via fax (979-845-0727), or in person at the General Services Complex in Suite 1501.


Certificate Degree Cancellation

Please contact the advisor for your certificate program with any questions regarding unmet certificate requirements. Per Student Rule 14.5, all requirements for a certificate set to be awarded in the Fall of 2021 must be on file no later than January 21, 2022.
Certificate seeking students can cancel their certificate graduation application at any point in their graduating semester if they are not meeting all certificate requirements.

The certificate cancellation form can be found here. Completed forms should be submitted to Degree Audit via email (degree-audit@tamu.edu), via fax (979-845-0727), or in person at the General Services Complex in Suite 1501.