Graduation under a Particular Catalog

Both graduate and undergraduate students must meet the program requirements listed in the catalog governing the first semester in which they enrolled in residence as a degree-seeking student. If the student has not enrolled in the university in the past six years, he or she must meet program requirements and policy statements in the catalog in effect at the time of re-entry as a degree-seeking student.  The student may also choose to graduate under any catalog published subsequent to the time of re-entry. The option to graduate under older catalog editions depends upon whether the university still offers programs and courses listed in the older catalog.  Only with special approval may a student graduate under the requirements of a catalog issued over six years prior to the student’s date of graduation. The university grants this permission in rare cases where extenuating circumstances exist and extreme hardship may result. The appropriate dean may authorize a limited extension.

Note: Any person who has completed their first degree at A&M-Central Texas and re-enters to seek a second degree will be listed under the catalog in effect at the time of entry to seek the second degree or any subsequent catalog. The student may not select a program which the university phased out prior to the student’s re-entry.

Financial Obligation for Graduating Students

According to Texas Education Code § 54.007 (d), all financial obligations to the university must be paid by the end of the semester. Failure to settle all financial obligations may result in withholding a student’s diploma at graduation. Additionally, a hold may be placed on the student’s account that would prohibit registration in subsequent semesters and receipt of official transcripts.


  • Texas Education Code § 54.007 (d) states “A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester may be denied credit for the work done that semester.”