UNM Los Alamos



Catalog Requirements

Undergraduate students may graduate under the requirements in the catalog issue in effect at the time of their admission into the college or school from which they are seeking a degree. Students who do not register for one or more semesters are covered by the catalog in effect at the time of re-enrollment. If students transfer from one degree-granting college or program to another within the University, they must comply with the catalog requirements in effect at the time of their transfer.

One semester before the semester in which a student expects to graduate, a student must petition to graduate by completing an Official Graduation Petition and submitting it to Student Services at UNM-Los Alamos.

Graduation Petition Form

Students are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations concerning graduation requirements and for registering in the courses necessary to meet them.

Non-withstanding the above, The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos reserves the right to make changes in the curricula and degree requirements as deemed necessary, with the changes being applicable to currently enrolled students.


Commencement exercises are held once per year, at the end of the spring semester. Attendance is optional. Students whose requirements were completed and degrees conferred in the preceding summer session, fall or spring semester are invited to attend.

Second Certificate / Associate Degree

A second certificate or a second associate degree will not be granted until a student has earned a minimum of 15 semester hours in residence above the requirements for the first certificate or degree and fulfilled all requirements for the second certificate or degree including residence requirements.