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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 apply to graduate before the deadline for each term

If you miss the deadline or your plans change after you apply to graduate, you will not be able to update your expected graduation term online and will need to contact One Stop Student Services with your name, student ID number, and updated term of graduation.

Graduate students

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

Apply to graduate

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. Apply to graduate no later than the first day of the month you would like to graduate.

    • You may only apply to graduate 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, Aug 13, 2021 Last day of instruction for 13-week summer session
    Tue, Sep 7, 2021 Fall first semester and first 7-week sessions begin
    Tue, Oct 26, 2021 Fall second 7-week session begins


    Wed, Sep 1, 2021 September graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
    Tue, Sep 21, 2021 Last day to apply for fall undergraduate graduation
    Fri, Oct 1, 2021 October graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)