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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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 for graduation immediately following registration of your final term courses. We encourage you to review your Degree Audit, accessible via E-Services, to monitor your progress toward completing your degree requirements. Should you have questions or concerns regarding your current degree completion as it appears on your Degree Audit, reach out to your academic advisor(s).

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.

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).

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