Graduation

Graduation Applications

All students must apply for graduation via their BOSS accounts (boss.ualr.edu). Applications should be submitted by the deadline for the semester in which a student expects to graduate. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. For specific graduation application deadlines, check http://ualr.edu/records/.

If students do not satisfy their requirements by the original graduation date, they must reapply for graduation. Graduation applications do not roll over. For example, if a student applies for spring graduation by the spring application deadline but is not able to complete graduation requirements until the summer, the student must apply for summer graduation by the summer application deadline date. Graduate program coordinators must also complete all appropriate sections for each graduation application.


Doctoral Candidates

The Graduate School approves the inclusion of names of potential doctoral graduates for graduation in consultation with program coordinators based on the graduation applications filed for that term.

Doctoral students may be hooded by their dissertation advisor at the spring or fall commencement ceremony if they have fulfilled all requirements of the university, have applied for graduation for the correct semester, and have been cleared by the Graduate School.

Graduate degrees will not be posted to transcripts nor diplomas distributed until final copies of theses and dissertations are approved by the Graduate School and copies are uploaded to ProQuest.


Master’s and Specialist Students

Master’s and educational specialist students who are writing theses are required to follow the same schedule for submission to the Graduate School as doctoral students. They must also fulfill all requirements of the university and their program, apply for graduation by the deadline in the correct semester, and be cleared by the Graduate School.

Graduate degrees will not be posted to transcripts nor diplomas distributed until final copies of theses and dissertations are approved by the Graduate School and copies are uploaded to ProQuest.


If you have questions or issues with the Graduate School’s graduation requirements, please contact Dana Steele at 501.569.8661 or djsteele@ualr.edu.