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Graduation checklist for undergrads

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

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

Get help with academic planning and progress from your college Advising & Academic Services office.

Explore and learn your Education requirements.

Generate your APAS degree audit to review your degree progress. Make a plan with your advisor to complete your degree requirements.

Select Open All to see your requirements and your progress

  • Sections with a green “check mark” are complete or in progress
  • Sections with a red “X” are not complete

Check that all credit and grades appear correctly on your APAS degree audit and note if you are missing any earned credit or grades. 

  • Transfer credits may include earned college credit, test credit (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB), or study abroad credits. 

You will be invited to apply to graduate once you complete 90 credits.

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

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

Apply to graduate.

Submit your application by the deadline

  • Select the term you will complete your degree requirements.

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

Find Commencement ceremony information MyU: Academics > Degree Progress.

Review your graduation status information at any time.

  • Confirm your diploma address.
  • Confirm your degree name.

Plans changed? Work with your academic advisor to create a new plan. If your plans change, submit a Request to Change Graduation Term.

Attend the UMD Graduation Fair in March. Get your cap and gown through the University Bookstore.

Complete or update your Commencement RSVP by the deadline.

Tell us if you will be there.
Tell us how to pronounce your name.
Tell us if you need special assistance.
Visit UMD Commencement for ceremony schedules and information.

Confirm your Commencement RSVP at any time.

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

Last semester checklist

If you are planning to continue your education at the University of Minnesota after graduation, seek guidance from your advisor. There may be special circumstances that will affect when and how you register.

Generate your APAS degree audit to review your degree progress. Make a plan with your advisor to complete your degree requirements.

Select Open All to see your requirements and your progress

  • Sections with a green “check mark” are complete or in progress
  • Sections with a red “X” are not complete

Check that all credit and grades appear correctly on your APAS degree audit and note if you are missing any earned credit or grades. 

  • Transfer credits may include earned college credit, test credit (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB), or study abroad credits.

Work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan. If your plans change, submit a Request to Change Graduation Term.

Your grades should be available four business days after the end of the term in MyU: Academics. If your grades are not available by this time, check with your instructor.

Review your unofficial transcript before you order an official transcript. Find more information about your transcript.
Make sure grades are reported and your degree is awarded.

You will receive communications about your diploma to your University email.

Holds may prevent you from ordering a transcript or receiving your diploma. Check for any holds on your record in MyU (step-by-step guide).

Important Dates

Academics

Sat, Dec 1, 2018 Spring 2019 undergraduate admission application deadline for new freshman and transfer students
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 Second half and full semester, last day of classes
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 First half and full semester classes begin

Graduation

Fri, Feb 1, 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