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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Undergraduate Graduation

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Apply for Graduation

For Spring 2017 & beyond.


The Office of the Registrar is responsible for undergraduate graduation check-out at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Graduate student graduation check-out is managed by the College of Graduate Studies & Research.

Commencement, the actual graduation ceremony, is managed by the Office of Graduation Services.

The check-out process begins when a student completes an application for graduation.  This should be done roughly one year in advance of their anticipated graduation date.  Applying a year in advance gives the student time to correct possible problems that would prevent graduation.  Apply for graduation online through the Online Grad App.  

Applications for graduation are due no later than two months prior to the last day of a given term. Applications received after the deadline will be evaluated, however no evaluation response can be assured.

Applications are processed by the Graduation Department in the order they are received.

The check-out process assures that all requirements and general University policies are met.  The process itself involves an examination and comparison of the courses taken by a student against the requirements of their degree program within the catalog being followed.

When all University requirements have been completed, degree(s) are placed onto a student's record and a diploma is sent.

To assure a problem-free check-out for graduation a student should:

  • consult the catalog being followed for the exact requirements of their degree program(s)
  • consult their latest DARS audit
  • consult with their advisor(s)
  • make sure that all transfer work has been sent to the University
  • check to see if the major being followed requires a minor

If a student has already applied for graduation and now wishes to make changes, please use the online Grad App to submit a revised application.  

Questions concerning Graduate degrees should be directed to:

the College of Graduate Studies & Research

room:  AF 115; phone:  389-2321

Questions concerning the Commencement ceremony should be directed to:

the Office of Graduation Services

room:  AF 224; phone:  389-1798

Questions concerning Undergraduate graduation should be directed to:

the Graduation Department

room:  WA 132; phone:  389-5257