Graduation checklist for undergrads
Before you complete your degree and graduate, you’ll need to be prepared. Knowing what your degree requirements are and if you are fulfilling them, when to complete your Application for Degree, and talking to your advisor will help you prepare for the final steps of your academic experience at the University of Minnesota.
Preparing to graduate
Applying to graduate
Online exit counseling is required of all borrowers of federal and University-administered student loan programs. You will be provided information about the rights and responsibilities of a borrower, and how different financial aid programs handle repayment.
Commencement & after
Commencement is your graduation ceremony. Program-specific graduation events are coordinated by either the department and/or college. UMD Commencement celebration activities for graduate and undergraduate students, and their families are coordinated by the Academic Affairs Office. Fall semester graduates may participate in either Spring commencement ceremonies before or after degree completion. Visit the UMD Commencement page for additional information.
Check your Unofficial transcript to verify all grades are final and your degree is posted prior to ordering your official transcript.
Official transcripts are sent upon request and are not held for final grades or completed degrees.
Most final grades are available one week after the last day of final exams.
Degrees generally post within 30 business days after the end of the term.
|Fri, Oct 12, 2018||First half semester, last day of classes|
|Mon, Oct 15, 2018||Second half semester classes begin|
|Sat, Dec 1, 2018||Spring 2019 undergraduate admission application deadline for new freshman and transfer students|
|Wed, Feb 6, 2019||February graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)|
|Fri, Mar 1, 2019||March graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)|
|Fri, Mar 8, 2019||Last day to file an undergraduate degree application for spring, May, or summer|