May 2018 Candidacy

Deadline to Apply for May 2018 Commencement is December 1, 2017 on or before 5:00 p.m. There will be two ways to apply for candidacy:

Online Graduation Application Process:


Submit an online application for candidacy via Blue and Gold Connection. The online graduation user guide created by the Registrar's Office can be found here. If you experience any issues during this process please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 361-593-2811.

After your registration for Spring 2018 has been finalized, you must submit a signed final degree plan and an abstract (Thesis students only) or Dissertation proposal signature page and abstract (Doctoral students only) to the College of Graduate Studies.

College Hall Room 150

Via email to the following email address only:

Paper application process:

* * Handwritten Documents will not be accepted. * *

Application for Candidacy

Diploma Card

Office of Institutional Research: Graduate Student Survey (optional - surveys may be dropped off at our drop box located in the College of Graduate Studies office)

Step 1.
Register for the Spring 2018 term. Submit Application for Candidacy with departmental signatures, Diploma Cards, a signed final degree plan, a current unofficial transcript from Blue & Gold,and thesis proposal signature page and ABSTRACT (Thesis option) or Dissertation proposal signature page and ABSTRACT to College of Graduate Studies.

College Hall Room 150
Via email to the following email address only:

Step 2.
Documents will be reviewed for eligibility for Candidacy. This process will continue until all applications have been reviewed. This process takes time depending on the volume of applications received.
Step 3.
You will receive a confirmation number by email after candidacy packet is reviewed.

Step 4.
Complete all requirements (courses on degree plan, comprehensive exam report, research project form and/or final manuscript....etc.)  by the set deadline. (Please see your Graduate Coordinator for details)

Step 5.
If all requirements are not met, you will need to re-apply for August 2018 Candidacy by the set deadline.

This page was last updated on: November 17, 2017