First Step: Degree Progress Report
Before applying to graduate, please work with your advisor to ensure your requirements are met in the DPR. Do not apply for graduation if you have not completed your degree requirements!Degree Progress Report Dashboard
Applying to Graduate
NOTE: Students meeting graduation requirements are not awarded automatically.
In order to be awarded a degree, you must have a graduation application on record (apply in Student Hub during window listed below).
You must submit a separate graduation application for each credential you are seeking!
All Students Need to Apply to Graduate!
Submit a graduation application during the semester application window:
- Fall graduation
- Applications available April 13th through the last day of the Fall semester
- Spring graduation
- Applications available September 14th through the last day of the Spring semester
- Summer graduation
- Applications available February 8th through the last day of the Summer semester
Some information you need to know if you are planning to graduate this semester:
Graduation audits occur three times a semester. Each audit review period takes approximately 2 weeks, and students will receive notification after each audit via the MSU-Denver email.
- Preliminary Degree Audit (After Graduation Application Window Closes)—Change to Preliminary Degree Audit (After priority deadline passes)
- Secondary Degree Audit (After Census Date)
- Final Degree Audit (After Final Grades Post)
Any student who wants to participate in a Commencement ceremony must Apply for Graduation for that semester through your Student Hub.**Summer graduates-you will automatically be invited to participate in the Fall Commencement ceremony and you do not need to contact us to participate in the Fall ceremony. If your degree has already been awarded and you now want to participate in commencement ceremony please contact the Degree Evaluation Team at [email protected]
You do not have to reapply for graduation. The information about not meeting requirements is for your information and that there is a discrepancy needing to be addressed prior to graduation, but you will not need to submit a new application. Contact your academic advisor
Yes, please do apply for graduation for the semester you will be meeting all of your degree requirements (even if they are in-progress or haven’t yet registered for them)
You will receive your first email from graduation after the PRIORITY application deadline for your semester window closes. You will receive another email after the drop/add deadline (census date) for your target graduation semester. You will receive a final email after final grades post for the semester.
Diplomas are mailed six to eight weeks after the end of the semester. Diplomas are mailed to students. Make sure to update your delivery address prior to graduation
No. Certified Electronic Diplomas and Certificates are only available to Fall 2021 graduates and graduates of subsequent semesters. See Certified Electronic Diploma information
No. Summer graduates are invited to participate in the subsequent Fall semester’s commencement ceremony.