Applying For Graduation – Graduate Students

Graduate Graduation Deadlines

  • Fall Graduate Application Deadline - October 1
  • Spring Graduate Application Deadline - March 1
  • Summer Graduate Application Deadline - June 1

Applying For Graduation – Undergraduate Students

When to Apply

You must have an expected senior standing at the time of your application. In other words, your earned credits plus the credits you are currently enrolled in should equal 90 or more. This should occur approximately 2 academic semesters before your anticipated graduation term (please note — the last 30 credits must be earned at UNLV).

Application Instructions

  1. Apply for graduation in MyUNLV (Student Center under the “Other Academics” drop-down menu). Once you have applied, the graduation fee will be placed on your student account. You may pay this fee along with any outstanding tuition or fees by clicking “Make a Payment.”
    • Fall Undergraduate Application Deadline - October 1
    • Spring Undergraduate Application Deadline - March 1
    • Summer Undergraduate Application Deadline - July 1
  2. Note: Deadlines for graduation will differ for graduate students. See Applying for Graduation — Graduate Students above for more details.
  3. Review your Academic Requirements Report under “My Academics” in MyUNLV. Make plans to complete any outstanding requirements by the end of your graduating semester. See your academic advisor if you have any questions about what classes you need to take.
  4. Prepare for Commencement.

Important Note: If you do not anticipate completing your degree requirements in the semester you applied for, you must contact the Graduation Office at graduation@unlv.edu.  Failure to do so will prevent you from registering and from applying for a future semester.

Graduation and Diploma Fee

A non-refundable $75 graduation and diploma fee will post to your account when you apply to graduate. 

The graduation and diploma fee will appear for each degree/certificate, not each major, for which you apply. The fee supports three full-time positions that play a role in reviewing and processing graduation applications. The fee also covers diploma printing and mailing, and a portion of the fee covers the commencement ceremony.

Applicants should send late application requests to graduation@unlv.edu. If approved, the student will also be responsible for paying an additional $20 late fee.

Diploma Reorder Service

Replacement diplomas may be ordered via our Online Diploma Service. Replacement diplomas cost $20 plus shipping. Orders will be printed and mailed within 1-2 business days. An e-diploma is also available for $10. This is a signed and certified PDF of your original paper diploma. There are no shipping charges for an e-diploma.