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Student Records provides the following services for graduating students and alumni in Natural Sciences. Submit requests and forms it ns.student.records@austin.utexas.edu.

Degree verification or Senior Letter

Description: Student Records or advising center staff may write letters verifying upcoming graduation status for employment purposes. Employers may confirm graduation status after graduation certification through the Registrar's degree verification page.

Required Form: Request letter from Student Records
Email ns.student.records@austin.utexas.edu


Full-time Enrollment Status for Half-Time (6 hours) Enrollment

Description: Students who are enrolled in at least 6 hours in residence but less than 12 hours during their fall or spring graduating semester may ask the dean to provide a letter to the Office of the Registrar requesting a change of enrollment status from Half-time to Full-time. Students graduating during summer must be enrolled in at least 6 hours in residence but less than 9 hours. Students may use Full-time Enrollment Status Verification from the Office of the Registrar to request continued insurance coverage through graduation.

Procedure: Make the request in your online graduation application.
When the graduation application link is enabled, apply to graduate in final semester. Type in "request full-time status for half-time enrollment" in the Student Remarks section of the graduation application, just above the submit button.

Approved graduation application; enrollment of at least 6 hours but less than 12 hours. Student Records will write letters to the Registrar's Office for students who meet these conditions. The Registrar's Office will accept the letters on the 13th class day of the fall/spring semesters or the 5th class day of the summer semester.

After the Registrar's Office updates status to full-time, a student may request certification from the Registrar's Office to provide to outside parties (insurance companies, etc.). If you have additional questions, please contact Student Records

Tuition Rebate Program

Description: A graduating senior who is a Texas resident may be eligible for the $1,000 Tuition Rebate and/or the $2,500 Longhorn Fixed Tuition Rebate upon graduation if he or she meets the eligibility requirements. If you are uncertain about your eligibility, submit your form and Student Records will evaluate it. Note that while you can scan/email or fax the form, it cannot be signed electronically. It must be signed by hand with a pen.

Required Form: Tuition Rebate Application

Deadline: Tuition Rebate Application forms are due by 5 pm on the business day preceding the official graduation date. The form should be scanned and emailed to ns.student.records@austin.utexas.edu

Spring 2023 Tuition Rebate Deadline:  5 pm on May 5, 2023.

Tuition rebate notification: Graduates will be notified by Secure Academic Note (SAN). You will receive an email directing you to a secure website in which you will use your EID and password to view the message. Note that the email may be redirected to your spam or junk folder by your email provider.

B-on-Time Loan Forgiveness Program

Description: The Texas B-On-Time Loan program provides no-interest loans to eligible Texas students. The loans can be forgiven upon graduation if certain conditions are met.

Required Form: Texas B-on-Time Loan Application for Forgiveness form - students are encouraged to submit forms at the time of graduation. Forms cannot be acted upon until the degree is awarded. From start to finish, processing may take a minimum of 18 weeks. Forms may be dropped off in PAI 5.60, scanned (on a computer) and emailed to ns.student.records@austin.utexas.edu, or mailed to:

The University of Texas at Austin
Attn:  Student Records
College of Natural Sciences
1 University Station G2500
Austin, TX  78712