Graduation Information

The Office of Records and Registration provides helpful information on how to apply for graduation.

If you are completing all your requirements, you can submit a graduation application through your BOSS account. NOTE: You should not apply to graduate in a semester that you will not be finished with requirements when grades post for that term.

Please note, submission of a graduation application does not guarantee graduation. You must meet all university and major requirements to receive your degree.

If you are completing multiple programs, make sure to submit a graduation application for each degree (such as one for your bachelor’s degree and a certificate).

Do not assume that things will be taken care of automatically. If a requirement is listed on your graduation application, it means that we have no record of it and therefore it has not been met.

Read more about UA Little Rock’s commencement ceremonies.

How graduation application are processed:

  • Your online application is automatically submitted to your major department where it is reviewed and submitted to the college dean’s office. You will receive an e-mail notifying you that your application is being processed.
  • The application is reviewed by the dean’s office and submitted to Registration/Records. You may view the application online at anytime during this process. You should contact your major department about any issues you have with the application.
  • After grades are posted for the semester for which you applied, Registration/Records reviews the applications and clears students who have met all the requirements for graduation. A notice is sent from Registration/Records with information about getting your diploma.
  • Applications for students with outstanding requirements listed on the graduation application are notified by Records/Registration that they did not graduate and must reapply for graduation.