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Graduation checklist for undergrads

Before you complete your degree and graduate, you’ll need to be prepared. Knowing what your degree requirements are and if you are fulfilling them, when to apply to graduate, and talking to your advisor will help you prepare for the final steps of your academic experience at the University of Minnesota.

Preparing to graduate

  • Check your APAS report to verify your degree requirements. Speak to your advisor about any remaining requirements you may need to complete your degree. This could include transfer credits.

    Find your graduation information in MyU: Academics > Degree Progress.

    Get help with academic planning and progress from your academic advisor .

    Generate your APAS degree audit to review your degree progress. Make a plan with your advisor to complete your degree requirements.

    Select Open All to see your requirements and your progress

    • Sections with a green “check mark” are complete.
    • Sections with a red “X” are not complete.
    • Sections with blue “...” are in progress.

    Check that all credit and grades appear correctly on your APAS degree audit and note if you are missing any earned credit or grades.

    • Transfer credits may include earned college credit, test credit (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB), or study abroad credits.

    You will be invited to apply to graduate once you complete 90 credits.

Applying to graduate

Commencement and after

Commencement is your graduation ceremony. These events are planned by the Office of Conferences and Special Events. Visit the UMM Commencement page for additional information.

Watch for an invitation to your campus graduation fair in spring. You can find additional information about and purchase commencement regalia through the University Bookstore.

Important Dates


Wed, Aug 25, 2021 First day of instruction for full and 1st-half semester classes
Fri, Oct 15, 2021 Last day of instruction for 1st-half semester classes
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 First day of instruction for 2nd-half semester classes


Fri, Sep 10, 2021 Last day to submit a degree application for fall semester
Mon, Jan 31, 2022 Last day to apply for 2022 commencement
Mon, Jan 31, 2022 Last day to submit a degree application for spring semester and summer sessions