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OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

Pre - Graduation


1. When do I purchase ceremony regalia?

Bachelors’ and Masters’ gowns may be purchased at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Bookstore during regular store hours. Caps and gowns should be purchased no later than 1 MONTH prior to graduation in order to guarantee a proper fitting robe. If you need to purchase or rent a doctoral gown, contact the Bookstore as soon as possible. These are made specifically for the individual and therefore take extra time. If you have any questions, please call the Bookstore at 361-593-2601.

2. Is there a specific time to purchase caps and gowns?

It is highly recommended to pre-order the cap and gown at least 1 month before commencement, due to availability.

3. Are you able to put cap and gown on layaway?

The only option is to pre-order your cap and gown. You will not be required to pay until you have picked up the gown after being notified that it is ready.

4. What are the prices for the cap and gown?

 1. Bachelors - $46.53 w/tax
 2. Masters - $87.66 w/tax
 3. Doctoral – For Doctoral prices on caps and gowns please visit the university bookstore.

5. Purchasing cap and gowns:

Available to ship to designated address if the student is out of town and unable to come in person ($6.95 standard shipping cost). Available to pay in person at the University Bookstore, or over the phone. (361-593-2601)

6. What if I have an incomplete or need a grade change?

Any student who has an "I" in a course from a previous semester or term is responsible for completing the course, and reminding his/her instructor that the final grade must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than the Monday after commencement. The removal of an “I” and any other grade changes must be reported by the student to his/her Dean on or before this date.  

7. What if I am taking a repeated course?

All candidates who are repeating a course semester of graduation should file a "Request for Adjustment of Repeated Courses" form to update their GPA and grades. Visit our page to view the form that is available for download. This form should be marked with your expected graduation date and submitted to the Javelina Enrollment Services Center. Courses being repeated this semester should also be included so that all changes may be made on your academic record in time for the final graduation check-out. If you have any questions, please call the Office of the Registrar.

8. When is the deadline for my thesis and dissertation?

Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 361-593-2808 for any deadline information.

9. Research projects and comprehensive examination for graduate students.

Master’s candidates must arrange with their Research Advisor and/or Graduate Coordinator to complete their comprehensive examinations in time. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Graduate Studies at 361-593-2808.

10. Where will I be able to find out about hotel information in the Kingsville area? 

Visitors Center will help you find information regarding lodging in Kingsville, TX.