Applying to Graduate

Students must apply by the deadline to be included in the commencement program. Students graduating in the spring or the following summer are invited to attend spring commencement.

Graduation Term Application Deadline
Spring March 1
Summer July 1
Fall October 1

Applying to Graduate

Apply to graduate through your Student Center in UAConnect. The link will appear in your Student Center in the Academics section under My Academics when you have met one of the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student with 90 or more earned hours.
    • Note: Walton College of Business undergraduates must contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at 575-4622, WCOB 328, prior to applying to graduate.
  • Graduate student with one completed semester.
  • Law student with 60 or more earned hours.

For assistance with the graduation application process in UAConnect, please see the Instructions to Apply to Graduate.

Have you previously applied to graduate and need to change your scheduled graduation date? Please complete the Reapplication to Graduate form and return it to the Registrar's Office.

Are you no longer a student and need to apply or were previously denied and need to reapply? Please email registra@uark.edu to request an application. Please contact your dean's office at the appropriate office listed below to confirm you have met, or will meet, your degree requirements to graduate.

Applying to graduate does not guarantee that your degree will be conferred. You must verify your degree requirements with your Dean's office.

Please note that your diploma will be sent six to eight weeks following the last day of classes.

Colleges Office Phone
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences AFLS E108 (479) 575-2252
College of Engineering BELL 3189 (479) 575-3051
Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design WALK 130 (479) 575-2399
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Science MAIN 525 (479) 575-4801
College of Education and Health Professions GRAD 316 (479) 575-4205
Sam M. Walton College of Business WCOB 328 (479) 575-4622
Graduate School OZAR 213 (479) 575-4401
School of Law WATR 185 (479) 575-5612

Graduation Fees

Graduation fees cover the cost of graduation-related activities such as Commencement, the ordering, printing, mailing of your diploma, and the retention of your records. When you apply to graduate through UAConnect your fees are billed directly to your Student Account.

Graduation Fees Beginning August 18, 2012
Undergraduate $75.00
Master's and Ed.S. $85.00
Certificates $45.00
JD & LLM $90.00
Ph.D. and Ed.D. $95.00

A $25.00 late charge will apply for students who apply for graduation after the deadline of the term.

Learn more about commencement ceremonies.