application process

It is highly recommended that you meet with your Academic Advisor the term before you complete your degree to confirm that you have met or will meet all of your degree requirements.

In order to apply for graduation, students must pick up an Application for Graduation from the Front Office and return it to Sarah Fred by the appropriate due date.

Each student must officially apply for graduation in order to graduate and receive their diploma. A student who applies for a degree and pays the graduation fee for a given commencement, but fails to meet degree requirements, must reapply for graduation and pay a re-application fee of $50.00.  If a deadline is missed, the student will have to apply for the next eligible posting date.

There are four graduation posting dates a year which coorespond to each 11 week term. This is the date that will appear on your diploma and transcript. There are only two graduation ceremonies each year, one in January and one in June. Students completing their degree on the Winter and Spring posting dates attend the June graduation ceremony. Students completing their degree on the Summer and Fall posting dates, attend the January graduation ceremony.

Each graduate is expected to attend the commencement exercise as stated in the academic catalog.  The Lubbock Campus Executive Director and Dean must approve any exceptions and will notify the Provost/Academic Vice President in Plainview.  You must submit a written request addressed to the Lubbock campus Dean at least ten weeks before the ceremony date.  If you are moving or being transferred prior to graduation, please notify the Lubbock Campus Executive Director and Dean of your intentions and leave a forwarding address so that your diploma can be mailed to you.