Graduate Records

The Graduate Records office is one of the long-standing units within the Graduate School, and is led by Patricia Van Wert, Assistant Director. The Graduate Records office is responsible for the degree certification and recommendation of more than 4,500 candidates for graduate degrees to the President each year. It provides data for the graduation commencement program each semester, maintenance, monitoring, archiving, and oversight of graduate student records, evaluation and approval of transfer credit and international credentials. In addition, the unit is responsible for research, maintenance, archival, and oversight of Graduate Council academic programs and policies records.

Degree Certification

Degree certification begins once the student completes and submits the graduate degree application. The Graduate Records staff review all student academic records to verify that Graduate Council minimum requirements have been satisfied. Graduate Students should communicate with their academic units if they have questions about this process.   

Final Missing International Credentials Hold Petition

University of Florida departments must fill out and submit the Final Missing International Credentials Hold Petition form for non-US students of theirs who are blocked from registering for their third semester because they do not yet have final, validated academic credentials, showing graduation and receipt of previous degrees, at the UF Office of Admission. 

Final Missing International Credentials Hold Petition‌ 

Helpful Links

Graduate Student Records Contacts
Graduation Checklist
Graduate Student Forms