Graduation

Eligibility

  • The only paper correspondence you will receive from UTAS regarding graduation is the Checklist Letter for Graduation Eligibility. It will be mailed to your term address and emailed to your student webmail account approximately six weeks prior to your ceremony. The letter will indicate that you have been identified as a potential graduate and contain important details relevant to your ceremony, including how your name will be shown on your certificate.
  • Your Faculty is responsible for determining whether you are eligible to graduate and for notifying the Student Centre. If you have not received your Checklist Letter for Graduation Eligibility by the last week in June (course completion semester one) or the last week in October (course completion semester two), contact your Faculty Office to find out if you are listed as a potential graduand. For any reasons other than course completion issues please contact the Student Centre.
  • If your graduation status shows that you could graduate in August or December and you believe that you should not be graduating at this time, please contact your Faculty Office as a matter of urgency.
  • If you are debarred because you owe the University money, you cannot graduate. Payment for debts must be made four weeks before your ceremony or you will not be eligible to graduate. CHECK YOUR eStudent web page REGULARLY – you may not be debarred now but you might be in the future. Check, and check again regularly.
  • If you have failed any of the units required for the completion of your degree you will NOT be permitted to graduate. You should re-enrol for the following semester, as you will not be eligible to graduate until all course requirements are met.
  • If you are awaiting cross-institutional results from another university and they have not been finalised by the middle of July or the end of November, you will NOT graduate in the next round of ceremonies. You should contact your Faculty Office for further information.
  • If you are sitting a Deferred Ordinary Examination (DO) before the August ceremonies it is likely that the exam and marking period will be within the guidelines set for eligibility. Therefore if you pass your DO exam and are eligible then it is likely that you will be included in an August ceremony.
  • If you are sitting a Supplementary Examination before the August ceremonies it is likely that the exam and marking period will be within the guidelines set for eligibility, therefore if you pass your Supplementary Exam and are eligible then it is likely that you will be included in an August ceremony.
  • If you are sitting a Deferred Ordinary Examination (DO) before the December ceremonies, because of the timing of these examinations (a week before the ceremonies), you will NOT graduate in December.
  • If you are sitting a Supplementary Examination before the December ceremonies, because of the timing of these examinations (a week before the ceremonies), you will NOT graduate in December.
  • If you are completing an additional assessment within your School before the December ceremonies, because of the timing of these assessments, you will NOT graduate in December.
  • If you are completing a Summer or Spring School unit before the December ceremonies, as the results are released in January after the December Graduation Ceremonies, you will NOT graduate in December.
  • If after receiving your examination results you wish to apply for a change of assessment (e.g. with an Honours level, or grade of pass) then it is highly unlikely that you will graduate in the next round of ceremonies because the assessment process usually goes beyond the cut-off date for entry into a ceremony. Therefore if you choose to have a reassessment then you also choose to forego graduating, and you will be removed from the next round and moved to the following round of ceremonies.