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Find a variety of useful resources here including the online University Catalog, DegreeWorks guides, various forms and other online resources.
University Catalog Online
The University Catalog provides the most up-to-date information about university degrees, programs, course offerings and degree requirements. The Registrar’s Office and the Graduate School are responsible for producing, archiving and ensuring the availability of the catalog to undergraduate and graduate students. The catalog also contains university policies and procedures.
A PDF version of the University Catalog is available if you would like to download or print the catalog.
Catalogs prior to Fall 2008 are archived at the Gee Library and within the Registrar’s Office.
Requests for copies of catalogs or information within a particular catalog may be requested through e-mail:
Or a written request can be mailed to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Registrar’s Office
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
The Student Guidebook is a major resource for campus information. It contains:
- The academic calendar
- Campus contact information
- Resources for getting involved on campus
- University rules and procedures.
Academic Calendar and Important Dates to Know
The A&M-Commerce Academic Year includes the Fall Semester (16 weeks), the Spring Semester (17 weeks) and the Summer Semesters (8 weeks) ending with Summer Commencement which usually occurs in mid-August.
For specific dates and detailed information, please visit the Academic Calendar. This link contains only academic dates, events and information and is recommended for viewing information related to admissions, registration and financial aid.
Important Academic Deadlines
Final Exam Schedule
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Student Resources and Forms
- DegreeWorks Training Guide
- DegreeWorks FAQ’s
- How to Access Degree Works for Students
- How to Conduct a What If Analysis
- How to Use the GPA Calculator
- How to Use the Look Ahead Option
Drop-Add and Withdrawal
GPA and Grades
Honors and Distinction
- Forward Leomail to another account
- How to Access ECollege
- How to Opt-in for Text Messages from Touchnet Billing and Payments
- How to View Academic Dates and Deadlines on Academic Calendar
- Personal Identification Change Request Form
- Request to Withhold Directory Information
- Student Consent for Release of Non-Directory Information (FERPA Release)
Registration, Course Information and Attendance
- Concurrent Enrollment at Another College Or University
- Course Audit Form
- How to Read a Section Number
- How to Register through myLEO
- Late Registration Form
- Numbering of Courses
- Repeated Courses
- Student Overloads
Transcripts and Verification of Enrollment
* A Verification of Enrollment for the current semester is available after the census date on the myLEO Home Page (“Obtain Official Enrollment Certificate”)Back to menu Scroll to top
Graduate School Forms & Guidelines
- Thesis Checklist
- Thesis Guide
- Thesis Selection Committee Form
- Notification Form for the Thesis Defense
- Theses Deadlines
- Final Thesis
Doctoral Program and Dissertation Documents
- Doctoral Student Handbook (Updated Spring 2016)
- Doctoral course transfer request form
- Change of Advisor form
- Qualifying Examination Form/Comprehensive Exam
- Qualifying Examination Form/Comprehensive Exam: PhD Educational Psychology only
- Leave of Absence request form
Dissertation Information and Documents
Final Dissertation Documents
- Schedule for Final Dissertation Defense
- Advisor’s Approval to Submit Dissertation form
- IRB Information
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Graduation Information and Application Process
Spring 2019 Commencement Information
Graduation Application Period: January 14th thru February 1st
Steps to Apply:
- Step 1 – Meet with your departmental advisor. The Registrar’s Office cannot advise you or make substitutions. To ensure your success for meeting graduation requirements, you must meet with your advisor PRIOR to applying for graduation.
- Step 2 – Read this graduation information before you apply.
- Step 3 – Application for Graduation. Access MyLeo to apply. The application will be available on your myLeo account only during the application period.
- Step 4 – Review the information regarding commencement
- Step 5 – Fill out Permanent Alumni Record Information
For more detailed information:
PLEASE NOTE: The majority of correspondence is sent to your university assigned email account. Check your email and this website frequently for updates.
Participation (walking) in the commencement ceremony is restricted to students who have completed ALL degree requirements. Students NOT meeting all requirements in the semester they apply will not be allowed to walk. Please plan accordingly as the ceremonies are ticketed and tickets are limited. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee conferring of any degree.
**All Spring 2019 Diplomas will be dated May 11, 2019, regardless of the ceremony attended.
It takes 6-8 weeks after the commencement ceremony to ship diplomas.
Spring 2019 Commencement:
Graduate School Ceremony:
Location: University Fieldhouse
Friday, May 10, 2019 Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: University Fieldhouse
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Time: TBD
College of Business
College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts
College of Science & Engineering
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
College of Education & Human Services
- Graduation Ticket Instructions
- Ceremony and Regalia Information
- Academic Distinction
- Commencement Pictures
- Regalia (Cap & Gowns) purchase through the Texas Book Company
- Graduation rings and invitations purchased through the Mane Card Office
- Campus Map and Directions
Transcript Information and Requests
An official transcript is the university’s certified statement of a student’s academic record. The official transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the university seal and signature of the university registrar. It lists courses completed, grades earned and the semester in which they were received. The official transcript also contains notations of distinctions, majors, minors, options and degrees received. Potential employers, graduate schools and professional associations most typically request that the student authorizes a release of an official transcript. For your protection, we will not release an official transcript without your signature. There is NO CHARGE for transcripts. You may request up to five transcripts per day and up to 50 transcripts per semester.
An unofficial transcript is a print out of all work completed at the university; however, unlike the official transcript, it does NOT contain any security features, the university seal or the signature of the university registrar. Unofficial transcripts carry no significant endorsements from the university. Much like an advising transcript, this is printed on white paper. An unofficial transcript cannot be mailed, but, when requested, the university will fax unofficial transcripts. Unofficial transcripts can be obtained anytime by contacting the Registrar’s Office and submitting a written request.
An advising transcript is intended for academic advising and on-campus use. Currently, enrolled students may obtain a copy of their advising transcript, without charge, by using myLeo, or by presenting a picture ID at the Registrar’s Office. You will not be allowed to collect an advising transcript from MyLeo if you have “holds” on your account. Advising transcripts contain the same information found on an official transcript, however, the advising transcript is not certified by the Registrar’s Office as a complete and accurate record of the university. The advising transcript is presented directly to the student on plain white paper and may be duplicated. The Registrar’s Office will not mail advising transcripts to any third party regardless of permission from the student.
An apostille is a form of certification “to abolish the requirement of diplomatic or consular legalization for foreign public documents.” In Texas, the Texas Secretary of State is the authority that issues apostilles. The apostille is the certification by the Texas Secretary of State that the Notary Public has a valid commission to act on the state’s behalf as a Notary Public.
For more information regarding the process of requesting information for an apostille, please see Apostille Information.
Note: In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), transcripts requested by email will not be accepted.
Prevention Or Delay Of Processing
A transcript request could be delayed or not processed for the following reasons:
- Holds placed by Admissions, Financial Services, Library or University Police.
- No signature on your request.
- Insufficient, inaccurate or illegible identification information.
Delayed timelines for processing*:
- For summer graduates – Three weeks after commencement
- For fall graduates – First full-week of January
- For spring graduates – Three weeks after commencement
*During this time, the Registrar’s Office will be calculating and updating GPAs, conferring degrees and processing grades; therefore, transcripts will not be available for students who were enrolled in the term that is being updated. This process takes approximately three weeks to complete, after which transcripts may be requested.
Typically, semester grades are available on myLeo the day after grades are due.
Requests for transcripts will be held until all end of semester processes have been completed.Back to menu Scroll to top
Verification of Enrollment
Texas A&M University-Commerce has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide all third-party enrollment and degree verifications. Transactions are conducted online at www.degreeverify.org.
The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:
National Student Clearinghouse
13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
After the census day of a semester (twelfth class day for fall and spring, the fourth class day for summer and second class day for mini-terms), a student may obtain an enrollment verification through their myLEO by going to Apps and clicking on View or Print Enrollment Certificates. A valid social security number must be on file to access certificates.
Enrollment status is reported as follows:
- Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours = full time
- Graduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours = full time
- Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 6 credit hours = half time
- Students enrolled in less than 6 hours are reported less than half time.
A student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to remain in deferment from their student loans (exception: doctoral students with only dissertation remaining and have been admitted into candidacy are considered half time with 3 dissertation hours as determined by the Graduate School).
A&M-Commerce processes student enrollment verifications through the National Student Clearinghouse. Student enrollment data will be reported to the National Student Clearinghouse four times during the semester: pre-semester, after the census date, mid-semester and at the end of the semester. The Verification of Enrollment form can be completed online or obtained from the Registrar’s Office.Back to menu Scroll to top
Student Parking Permits
All vehicles operated or parked on university premises must be registered with the University Police Department and a valid permit must be visibly displayed.
- The cost for permits is $40 in the fall term.
- The cost for permits is $32 in the spring term.
- The cost for permits is $24 in the summer term.
- Permits expire each August 31.
- Permits for students may be purchased in person at the Cashier’s Office windows in the McDowell Administration Building or at the One Stop Shop.
- Permits are also available online through MyLeo.
Please click here for the current version of Traffic and Parking Regulations for A&M-Commerce.Back to menu Scroll to top