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Degrees are awarded three times per year – May, August, and December. All UNC Greensboro students are required to file an application at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate. Graduation application deadlines are set very early in order to allow university staff to process and complete a degree audit before printing diplomas. 

Students must apply and be cleared to graduate in order to receive their diploma.

Undergraduate and graduate students have different processes when it comes to applying for graduation at UNCG. Graduate students should follow processes outlined on the Graduate School website.

International Students in F and J status, should contact the International Programs Center for steps after graduation including grace period and practical training.

Undergraduate graduation processes are outlined on this page.

Before applying for graduation

Students should take the following steps before applying to graduate: 

Step 1:
Meet with advising

Students review their Degree Works progress with their advisor prior to applying for graduation. Advisors can check that all degree requirements have been met and there are no issues that may cause problems with the final degree audit.

Step 2:
Confirm mailing address

Confirm the mailing address listed in UNCGenie is updated to an address where the student can receive mail up to three months after graduation. (This is the address where the diploma will be sent!)

Step 3:
Clear any holds

Students should check UNCGenie for any outstanding holds or account balances and make arrangements as needed. Diplomas and transcripts will be withheld from students who have outstanding requirements.

Graduation application deadlines

*Graduate students have different deadlines. Please consult the Graduate School website.

How to access the application

Students can access the graduation application via UNCGenie:

  • Log into UNCGenie
  • Click the “Student” tab, 
  • Click “Student Record” 
  • Click “Apply to Graduate”
Accuracy of diploma info

The student’s full legal name (as it appears in our system) will be the name printed on the diploma. If a student wants to have a different name printed on their diploma, they may need to request a name change. More information about name changes can be found in the Student Records section.

TIP: Students with special characters in their name (such as hyphens or accent marks, etc.) should specify exactly what the special character is and where it should be placed in their name. There is a space on the graduation application for this. So be as specific as possible.

Graduation fees

A non-refundable $85 graduation fee is charged to all degree applicants. This fee covers the cost of degree audits and evaluations; the diploma, diploma cover, and shipping supplies and expenses; and the commencement ceremony. 

The graduation fee will be posted directly to the student account. Students should make arrangements to pay their account balance as soon as possible to prevent a hold on their diploma. 

Students completing simultaneous degrees must apply for each degree and will have the graduation fee applied for each degree.