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Apply to graduate

Undergraduate students

When you have completed 90 degree credits you are eligible to apply for graduation and an application link will appear in MyU: Academics. You must complete the Application for Degree before the deadline for each term

If you missed the deadline to apply, you must contact your college avisor. For any changes needed after you complete an Applicationfor Degree, please submit a Request to Change Expected Graduation Term form.

Graduate students

If you are pursuing a graduate degree, you must follow the degree completion steps listed for your particular degree.

Application for degree

1. Confirm and update (if necessary) the name to be printed on your diploma and the mailing address for your diploma. If you do not enter a diploma name and address, we will use your primary name and your permanent (i.e., home) address. More information can be found on the your diploma page.

2. Access the application by going to MyU: Academics then the Degree Progress tab.

3. Click on the Apply to Graduate link.

4. Submit your application for degree no later than the first day of the month you would like to graduate.

    • You may only submit your Application for Degree once.

    • The Office of the Registrar assumes when you are prepared to graduate based on your submission. See when you should apply based on the month you intend to graduate

    If you have questions or need to change your expected graduation term or month after you have applied, please email gssp@umn.edu.

    Professional students 

    If you are a professional school student, visit your program office or website to obtain detailed information about graduation and graduation dates.

    Important Dates


    Fri, May 4, 2018 Last day of instruction
    Sat, May 12, 2018 End of spring semester
    Mon, May 21, 2018 May session and summer 13-week classes begin


    Tue, May 1, 2018 May graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
    Fri, Jun 1, 2018 June graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 Last day to apply for undergraduate summer term graduation