Graduation Requirements

Computer Science Undergraduate Studies

Final Year at UTEP

The graduation process for undergraduate students begins a year prior to the semester the student is scheduled to graduate.

Students are required to fill out a Final Year Plan of Study form and turn it in to their assigned advisor during the advising session when the student is seeking approval to register for CS 4310. The form is signed by the advisor, and remains in the student’s folder.  The Final Year Plan of Study form is available below, please select the form for when you plan to graduate.

Fall Graduation

Spring Graduation

Last Semester

Students are advised for their last semester at UTEP  by the Undergraduate Program Director.  During this final advising session, the Undergraduate Program Director will conduct a review of the students’ credits and provide information and guidance to the student on how to ensure graduation requirements are fulfilled in the next semester.

Graduation Application Procedure

Students will be notified via e-mail to pick up a graduation packet from the front office when the packets are available.  The Undergraduate Program Director will send via e-mail a link to an online survey.  Students must then fill out the graduation packet and complete the online survey and make an appointment for an exit interview with the Undergraduate Program Director.

The graduation packet is turned in to the front office for review and approval by the Department Chair.  Applications signed and approved by the chair are then turned in to the Pre-Engineering Office.  Fees and degree conferrals are finalized by the Pre-Engineering Office.

Graduation Events


CS Graduation Breakfast

Faculty prepare breakfast for our graduates and their families as a way to honor our students for achieving such an important milestone.  After breakfast, CS graduates and faculty walk from the CCSB courtyard in a line to the location for the CS group photo and also to the Order of the Engineer ceremony.

Order of the Engineer

The Order of the Engineer ceremony celebrates the graduating class of engineers. Each student receiving a Bachelor of Science degree will receive a stainless steel ring to show their obligation to the profession.


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