Graduation Information

Planning on graduating this semester?

There are several steps you must take in order to graduate. If you follow the instructions carefully, the graduation process should run smoothly.

There are two different commencement ceremonies. The general commencement ceremony is for those receiving their Master's, Ed.S., and Bachelor's degrees. Information for this ceremony can be found by clicking the link to UAB Commencement Information. Those graduating with a Doctoral degree will find the information for this ceremony at the following link:

UAB Graduate School Doctoral Hooding and Commencement Ceremony.

Click here for the requirements for completing a graduate degree.

Upon completion of your degree requirements and the absence of financial holds, diplomas are mailed approximately within 5 weeks after the graduation date to the address listed on your Application for Degree form.

To change your diploma mailing address, you must notify Laura Burchfiel either by completing the Graduation Change of Address form and returning it to her at the address listed at the bottom of the form or by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Ms. Burchfiel will respond to each email.

If the Graduate School does not receive notification of your change of address per this form or an email to Laura Burchfiel, you will be charged a duplicate diploma fee.

After degree requirements are completed, degrees are posted to student academic transcripts within one week.

Students may view and request their transcripts on the BlazerNet Student Information System at https://blazernet.uab.edu/cp/home/displaylogin.

Verification of Degree letters may be requested at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/.