Step 1: Complete Graduation Application

All potential graduates (undergraduate and graduate) must apply for graduation for the semester they will complete all degree requirements. All applicants will be considered as eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony; however, participation is not mandatory. Please review the important graduation application instructions and deadlines below.

Graduation Application Instructions

  • Sign in to myGateway using your NTNET credentials
  • Select “Student”
  • Select “DuckTrax Menu”
  • Select “Online Services & Financial Aid”
  • Select “Student Records”
  • Select “Apply for Graduation”
  • Complete Graduation Application

Graduation Application Deadlines

Graduation TermGraduation Application OpensGraduation Application Deadline
Spring 2024November 15, 2023January 15, 2024
Summer 2024April 1, 2024June 1, 2024
Fall 2024July 15, 2024September 15, 2024

Step 2: Receive Confirmation

Applicants will receive a confirmation notification via student email after they apply for graduation. Applicants can also confirm their graduation application was received if their “Degree Status” in Degree Works indicates “Pending (appl for graduation)”.

Step 3: Complete Degree Requirements

Applicants must complete all degree requirements in order to graduate and receive their diploma. Degree requirements can be found in the University Catalog and Degree Works in myGateway. Applicants with questions or concerns regarding degree requirements should consult an advisor.

Step 4: Receive Graduation Clearance

Undergraduate Applicants

Undergraduate applicants will receive a status notification via student email after the graduation application deadline. Applicants should monitor their student email regularly for updates regarding their graduation application.

Graduate Applicants

Graduate applicants should contact the College of Graduate Studies at 254-968-9104 with questions regarding their graduation application status.