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BGS Graduation Information


Effective the spring 2016 semester, students are eligible to participate in commencement if they will: 1) complete all degree requirements by/in the same semester they apply to graduate, or 2) complete all degree requirements within the next adjoining semester with no more than one academic requirement remaining. Students must submit a graduation application in order to receive their diploma when their degree is confirmed, even if they have already participated in an earlier commencement ceremony. If you have any questions about the graduation requirements, please see this page.

The application for graduation is available here. Or, find it in Catsweb:

catsweb app

Login and select the "Student" tab, then select "Student Records," and then "Apply to Graduate." 

The graduation application deadline for the fall 2018 semester is October 5, 2018. The advising center will correspond with you through your Texas State email address regarding your application and graduation. Be sure to check your Texas State email account regularly.


Download the Graduation Checklist to see what to do next:


While applying for graduation, you may have noticed that your name needs to be updated in the University database. For example, adding your full middle name instead of just a middle initial.

In order to change your name with the University, you must submit a Personal Information Update Request with The Office of the University Registrar.

This name change will affect your diploma, the commencement program, your name reader card, and all other university documents.


For more information about the commencement ceremony, please select the following link.

Candidates may find more information on purchasing their caps and gowns here.

Students and commencement ceremony attendees may also find answers to many of their questions by reviewing the Commencement Frequently Asked Questions website.


Under Texas Law, Senate Bill 1907 qualified students can receive up to a $1,000 tuition rebate upon graduation from Texas State University. A list of qualifiers and more details on this program can be located in the "Tuition Rebate Program" section of this page in Undergraduate Catalog

For more information about the Tuition Rebate Policy, please select the following link.

To apply for Tuition Rebate, please submit this form to the University College Advising Center front desk within 60 days after graduation: Tuition Rebate Form