University of Houston-Victoria

Student Records

Graduation

Graduation Applications:

Go to your myUHV Self-Service and click on Degree Progress/Graduation > Apply for Graduation. 

If you have missed the deadline to apply for graduation, you will need to apply for graduation for the available term then complete an Appeal to Graduate Form.  The form can be found on the Student Records Forms page.

All emails regarding graduation will only be sent to your UHV student email, please be sure to check it regularly.

Fall Graduation emails are sent in Mid-October.

Spring Graduation emails are sent in Mid-March.

Please visit the Graduation page for more information related to the commencement ceremony. 

If you have additional questions email graduation@uhv.edu.

Graduation Application Dates

Fall 2021

06/12/21 - 09/10/2021

Spring 2022

09/11/2021 - 02/04/2022

Summer 2022

02/05/2022 - 06/10/2022

Fall 2022

06/11/2022 - 09/09/2022

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Graduation

When will I hear something about my graduation application?

Your advisor will do a preliminary review to verify that you are on track for graduation.  The final process to award degrees will be handled by the Registrar/Student Records office.  They cannot begin awarding degrees until the end of the semester after all final grades have posted.  The degree awarding process can take 4-6 weeks after final grades post.  Please check your UHV email for information from your advisor or the Registrar/Student Records Office.

Why does my graduation status say Applied, I already participated in the ceremony?

Your graduation status will show “Applied” until your degree is actually awarded.  Please see the answer to the question above for information on degree awarding.  Also, check your UHV email for communication regarding degree awarding.

I just finished my last class and ordered my transcript, why is my degree not on there?

The Registrar/Student Records Office will begin awarding degree after all final grades have posted.  The process can take 4-6 weeks.  You can check your graduation status on your myUHV account by looking at degree progress/graduation.  If your status says “Awarded” you can order a transcript which will show your degree.  If your status says “Applied”, your degree has not been awarded yet.  You should check your UHV email to see if there is any communication from your advisor or the Registrar/Student Records Office regarding your degree.

Where do I get my honors cord?

Honors cords are distributed by the Registrar/Student Records Office.  They will email your UHV email account to let you know if you are receiving honors or not and to provide instructions on picking up the honors cord.  Emails will be sent by the end of March for spring graduates and in November for summer/fall graduates.

I was notified I did not receive honors before the ceremony but what happens if my grades at the end of the semester increase my GPA?

See below under 'For Final determination of Graduation with Honors'.

How will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas are mailed to the student’s diploma address or mailing address that is on file with the Registrar/Student Records Office.  Students graduating the spring can expect to receive their diploma early-July, students graduating in the summer should receive their diploma in September, and students graduating in the fall can expect to receive their diploma in early-February.

Graduation with Honors (Applicable for Undergraduate Students Only)

Subject to the approval of the appropriate dean and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements with exceptionally high scholastic averages will be eligible for baccalaureate degrees with honors. To be graduated with honors, students must have completed at least 30 semester hours at UH-Victoria and achieved a grade point average in accordance with the following scale:

3.50 - 3.67 Cum laude 3.68 - 3.84 Magna cum laude  3.85 -4.0 Summa cum laude

For Preliminary Determination of Graduation with Honors (commencement program only)

Honors candidates are identified by a preliminary grade point average through the second to last semester of coursework.

For students with 30 semester hours or more at UH-Victoria, the grade point average for preliminary honors determination will be calculated only on courses taken at UHVictoria. For students with less than 30 semester hours at UH-Victoria, the grade point average for preliminary honors determination will be calculated on the last 45 (*) semester hours, including courses taken at UH-Victoria and any lower- or upper-division transfer courses, provided that the grade point average for UH-Victoria is at least a 3.50. All college courses attempted are included in the grade point average, including repeated courses.

(*) May be more than 45 semester hours as all coursework taken during a semester used to reach the 45 hours are included in the calculation. Also, if a student has coursework from more than one institution for a semester used to reach the 45 hours, the hours from all institutions for that semester will be included in the calculation.

For Final determination of Graduation with Honors

A final grade point average for determining graduation with honors will be calculated at the end of the graduation term.

For students with 45 semester hours or more at UH-Victoria, the grade point average for honors is calculated only on courses taken at UH-Victoria. All courses attempted at UHV are used in calculating the grade point average for honors, including repeated courses and courses that may not have been used to fulfill degree requirements.

For students with less than 45 semester hours at UH-Victoria, the grade point average for honors is calculated on the basis of the last 45 (*) semester hours, including courses taken at UH-Victoria and any lower- or upper-division transfer courses, provided that the student has at least 30 semester hours at UH-Victoria and the grade point average for UH-Victoria is at least a 3.50. All college courses attempted are included in the grade point average for honors, including repeated courses and courses that may not have been used to fulfill degree requirements.

(*) May be more than 45 semester hours as all coursework taken during a semester used to reach the 45 hours are included in the calculation. Also, if a student has coursework from more than one institution for a semester used to reach the 45 hours, the hours from all institutions for that semester will be included in the calculation.

Post-baccalaureate students earning a second baccalaureate degree may graduate with honors in accordance with the same criteria used for students earning their first baccalaureate degree.