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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Apply for Graduation

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Important! Applying for Graduation is different and separate from registering to participate in the Commencement ceremony. You must first apply to graduate and be approved to graduate before you can register to walk in Commencement.

Undergraduate Students (Associate's / Bachelor's Degree)

Undergraduate students should apply no later than one calendar year prior to the expected graduation term. Applications received less than two weeks prior to the last day of a given term will not be evaluated for that term and will be moved to the next term. For questions regarding Undergraduate Application for Graduation, contact Registration and Academic Records.

Graduate Students (Masters / Specialist / Doctoral Degree)

Graduate students should apply at the beginning of the expected graduation term. For information regarding graduating, see the Graduation Checklist.

NOTE: For a student to be eligible to walk in the commencement ceremony, students must be graduating in the term in which commencement is held, or graduating in the following term and have an approved appeal to walk in commencement.
* Spring/Summer graduates are included with Spring Commencement (held in May); Summer and Fall graduates are included with Fall Commencement (held in December).

NOTE: Once your graduation application is on file, please allow one week processing time to be able to complete the online commencement registration form.