Office of Records and Registration

Applying for Graduation

When to Apply

Undergraduate Students (Associate and Bachelor's Degrees):
One semester prior to the term you expect to be completed with all degree requirements.

Graduate Students (Master's, Doctoral and Specialist Degrees):
During the first four weeks of the semester you intend to graduate. Failure to submit the application by the deadline will result in a delay in reviewing and processing your graduation.

Note: All graduate students must be registered for at least one graduate level credit in the term in which they intend to graduate. For more information see the Graduate Enrollment Policy (pdf).

Step 1: Review your Degree Audit Report

Review your degree audit report to ensure it correctly reflects the requirements you have been advised to complete.

Your degree audit report will be used by the Office of Records and Registration to verify that you have completed all requirements for graduation. 

If there are any incomplete requirements or red X’s on your degree audit report at the end of your graduation term, your graduation will NOT be finalized and your degree will not be recorded on your transcript. 

If any changes are needed, please contact your advisor as soon as possible to have your degree audit report updated. Updates should be sent from your advisor to the Office of Records and Registration.

Step 2: Graduation Application Fee

Pre-pay the non-refundable graduation application fee for your specific degree:

  • Undergraduate degrees: $30
  • Master-level degrees: $30
  • Doctoral-level degrees: $35

If you have previously applied to graduate and need to move your graduation term please contact the Office of Records and Registration at:

*Note for Student Veterans: If you plan to use your Veteran benefits to pay this fee, go directly to Step 3 below.

Step 3: Complete Application

*Application will not be available if pre-payment has not been made.

Commencement Dates

Commencement Details

Spring Semester 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
10:30 am and 3:00 pm

Duplicate Diploma

Duplicate diplomas may be requested by downloading the Duplicate Diploma Request (pdf) and sending the request to the Office of Records and Registration, 720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498. There is a $10 charge for a duplicate diploma.