Number of Physical Activity Courses

No more than four semesters of kinesiology activity courses may be counted toward a degree, except for the kinesiology majors and minors.

Maximum Number of Hours in Religion

No more than 12 semester hours in religion may be counted toward any degree.

Correspondence Work

No credit earned by correspondence on a course previously failed in residence may be counted toward a degree at this university.

Graduation Under a Particular Catalog

A student has the privilege of being graduated according to the curricular requirements as stated in the catalog of the year in which the student first registered for work in residence at the university, or the student may be graduated under any later catalog of a year in which the student was registered for residence work provided that requirements are met within five years of the date of the catalog chosen and provided further that the institution offers courses listed as requirements in previous catalogs.

Application for Graduation

A student who plans to receive a degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville must apply for graduation via the online process in Blue and Gold Connection. An "Application for Candidacy" must be submitted to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs by the deadline date designated in the Academic Calendar. The online Academic Calendar should be consulted for specific application and deadline dates. The degree will not be conferred unless the candidate has completed the application process on or before the designated deadline.

Use of Official Name on Diploma

Students applying for graduation must use their official name as listed on their permanent record in the Office of the Registrar. No nicknames or any other informal name will be allowed. All printed information, including diplomas, will list a student's official name. Students requesting a name other than their official name on their diploma must change their name on their permanent record.

Graduation in Absentia

Graduation in absentia will be permitted only under special conditions stated in writing and approved by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A Second Bachelor's Degree

Two degrees of the same type (B.B.A., B.A., B.S., etc.) will not be awarded concurrently from the same college (at the same graduation). A single degree with a double major will be awarded.

The applicant for a second bachelor’s degree must complete all residence requirements, the specific course requirements of the second degree and meet the required grade point average.