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Apply to graduate

Undergraduate students

Find your application and graduation information in MyU: Academics > Degree Progress.

Make sure your APAS degree audit lists all majors, minors, or certificates you plan to complete.

Submit your application by the deadline.

  • Select the term you will complete your degree requirements.
  • When applying for your degree, check to see that your major(s) and minor(s) are listed correctly. If you need to make a change, go to your college Advising & Academic Services for assistance.

If at any point in time this information becomes incorrect or your plans change, submit a Request to Change Graduation Term form.

Fall semester graduates may participate in either of the spring commencement ceremonies before or after degree completion.

Graduate students

Graduate degrees are awarded monthly. When you have completed the required milestones you will be able to access the Apply to Graduate link in the Degree Progress tab of MyU: Academics. To graduate at the end of any given month, submit your Application for Degree by the first day of the month you would like to graduate. For example, if you want to graduate in March, submit your application by March 1. If you are unable to access the link or, after applying, your degree plans change, email the Graduate School Office at umdgrad@d.umn.edu to request a new graduation month. Include your name, student ID number, and new graduation month.

You can find additional degree materials on the UMD Graduate School website. Please return completed paper forms to the Graduate School Office, 431 Darland Administration Building.

If your degree program is not listed, visit your program office or website to obtain detailed information about graduation and graduation dates.

Change degree award date

If you have a legitimate reason, you may request to change your degree award date that appears on your transcript. Your request will be reviewed by committee.

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate, graduate or postbaccalaureate students should apply for completion during their last term of registration in certificate classes. Certificates are awarded at the end of each term, fall, spring and summer.

Important Dates


Fri, Jul 1, 2022 First 7-week summer session last day of classes
Fri, Jul 1, 2022 First half summer session last day of classes
Tue, Jul 5, 2022 Second 7-week summer sessions begin


Fri, Aug 19, 2022 Degree conferral date for summer semester 2022
Fri, Oct 7, 2022 Last day to apply to graduate for fall 2022 undergraduate degree candidates
Fri, Dec 16, 2022 Undergraduate degree conferral date for fall semester