College of Liberal Arts

Graduation In Absentia

Fall 2020 Graduation In Absentia Application for Students Not Enrolled

Applications will be accepted August 26 to November 30 for students who:

  • are not currently enrolled at UT Austin.
  • have completed all degree requirements or will complete any lacking requirements during the current semester outside of UT Austin (transfer and University Extension).
  • are not barred for registration

Step 1: Check your degree audit

All degree requirements must be completed or in progress before beginning the in absentia graduation process. For coursework in progress, verification of enrollment must be uploaded with the application. If transfer coursework was already completed, contact the Office of Admissions at 512-475-7399 to request credits be posted to your academic record.

Step 2: Clear your bars

View and clear any registration bars before submitting your in absentia request.

Step 3: Submit the in absentia request

Submit the in absentia request here.

Step 4: Submit the in absentia registration form

Once a Student Division advisor reviews the request and confirms eligibility (allow one week for processing), you will receive the in absentia registration form by email. Complete and return the in absentia registration form within one week after receipt.

Step 5: Confirm your registration and graduation application

You will receive a confirmation email from our office when your in absentia registration form has been received. You will receive a second email once your application has reached final approval. Please allow at least two weeks for processing.

Once completed, you can review your graduation application status here.

Important Deadlines for Degree Certification

Final exams for University Extension self-paced courses should be taken by November 23.

Transcripts from other institutions must be received by December 18.

Please contact if you have any issues with the online graduation application.

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