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May 2007 Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 12, 2007 on The Green at 8:00pm
Degree Conferral and Eligibility for Participation in Graduation Ceremonies: It is the policy of Texas A&M International University that only students who have completed their degree requirements participate in graduation ceremonies. There are two graduation ceremonies each year. May graduates attend the May ceremony. Students who finish requirements in any of the summer terms receive their diplomas in late August and are invited to attend the following December ceremony along with the December graduates.
Summer Graduation Information
Spring Graduation Application is due January 31, 2007. ($50 Late Fee will apply if application is submitted after deadline) To ensure your success for meeting graduation requirements, please meet with your academic advisor PRIOR to applying for graduation.
* * * THE APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID THE DIPLOMA FEE AND RETURNED THE APPLICATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR.* * *
Diploma and transcript will not be released until all holds have been cleared. You may view your holds on Uonline.
Students enrolled at another institution during their last semester must submit grades on a special form available in the Office of the University Registrar. If you fall into this category, please contact an advisor at 326-2247. In order to preliminarily clear your records you must submit an early grade. The official transcript from the other institution must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar by deadline on the calendar of events.
Diploma Fee of $20.00 covers the diploma, miniature diploma and cover. The fee is to be paid at the Business Office. Diplomas will not be released if the fee has not been paid. If you wish to request more than one copy of your diploma an additional $15.00 Duplicate Diploma fee will be applied for each additional request.
You may pre-order a commemorative DVD of the ceremony for $20.00 at the Office of the University Registrar.
A professional photographer will be taking individual photos as degrees are awarded. Please be sure to turn and face the photographer when receiving your degree. Proofs and order information will be mailed to you about two weeks after the ceremony. Please ensure that your mailing address is current. For more information please visit http://www.flashphotography.com/.
Graduation with Honors: Requirements for graduation with honors include an overall minimum grade point average of 3.25 on work completed at Texas A&M International University as well as an overall minimum 3.25 GPA. Also required is the completion of at least 45 semester credit hours at Texas A&M International University . The grade point average on work transferred to this University must be less than the grade point average on Texas A&M International University work to be considered for honors. If the grade point average on transferred work is higher, only the grade point average on Texas A&M International University work will be used to determine eligibility for honors.
The criteria for graduation with honors are:
- Cum Laude (with honors): a GPA of 3.25 or higher but less than 3.5
- Magna Cum Laude (with high honors): a GPA of 3.5 or higher but less than 3.65
- Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors): a GPA of 3.65 or higher
Master's Degree Candidates: by now you should have scheduled a date for your oral and comprehensive exams with your respective Department Chairs for the major and minor(s). (Not required for MBA/MPACC candidates.) Deadline for completion of comprehensive exams and thesis defense is determined by your department. Students not completing will need to reapply for a future graduation term.
Graduation Regalia may be purchased at the bookstore. For more information, please visit http://tamiu.bkstore.com (Hoods will only be used by Masters Candidates for Graduation.)
A Balfour representative will be available during Graduation Prep Week to take orders. At that time we will have samples of graduation announcements and graduation rings for your inspection. For more information please visit http://www.balfour.com/college/
As per the 2006-2008 University Catalog (page 61):
This ceremony occurs twice during the year to honor those students who have successfully completed their degree programs. Only those students who have been certified by their respective colleges and verified by the University Registrar may participate in commencement. The fee for graduation is listed in the Additional Fees section of the catalog. For further information on this process, call the Office of the University Registrar, (956) 326-2250.
Federal Stafford Loan Exit Counseling scheduled:
Friday, May 11, 2007 at 8:30am or 3:00pm in SC236.
Students that have received Federal Stafford Loans are required to attend an Exit Counseling Session. For more information please call the Office of Financial Aid (326-2225 or 326-2227) or visit http://www.tamiu.edu/affairs/financial/.
The state of Texas is providing financial incentives for students who complete their undergraduate degree with no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required for graduation. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credits earned through examinations, courses dropped after the official census date, for credit developmental courses, internship and cooperative courses, and repeated courses. The rebate for eligible students is a maximum of $1,000.
To be eligible for rebates under this program, students must have: (1) enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the Fall 1997 semester or later, (2) receive the baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university, and (3) been a resident of Texas and entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree. For more information please see TUITION REBATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS http://www.tamiu.edu/catalog/2005/geninfo.shtml
Tuition Rebate Form (pdf)
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