Application for Degree


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Before you complete the Application for Degree, please read some important information regarding the process.

Indicating the Month you Intend to Graduate

Please be aware that you will not be able to choose a graduation month via the online Application for Degree; it will list only the term (i.e., spring, summer, fall). Instead, the Office of the Registrar assumes your graduation month based on the timing of your submitted application. All Applications for Degree must be submitted by the first day of the month in which you would like to graduate. You may submit your Application for Degree only once. If you need to change your expected graduation term or month after you’ve applied, please email the UMD Graduate School Office at umdgrad@d.umn.edu (Ed S, M Ed, MEEd, MEHS, M Eng, MTAG programs) or Graduate Student Services and Progress (all other programs) at gssp@umn.edu.

Intended Graduation MonthGraduation Term to Select in the ApplicationWhen to Submit the Application for Degree
January SpringDecember 2-January 1
February SpringJanuary 2-February 1
MarchSpringFebruary 2-March 1
AprilSpringMarch 2-April 1
MaySpringApril 2-May 1
JuneSummerMay 2-June 1
JulySummerJune 2-July 1
AugustSummerJuly 2-August 1
SeptemberFallAugust 2-September 1
OctoberFallSeptember 2-October 1
NovemberFallOctober 2-November 1
DecemberFallNovember 2-December 1

Update Your Personal Information

Prior to completing the Application for Degree, please confirm and update (if necessary) the name to be printed on your diploma and the mailing address for your diploma. This information can be updated via the My Info tab in MyU by selecting the edit pencil icon next to your name and address information. If a degree name and diploma address do not appear, click on add a new name/add a new address.  If you do not enter a diploma name and address, we will use your primary name for your diploma and your diploma will be mailed to your permanent (i.e., home) address. More information about estimated diploma mailing time frames and FedEx options.

Complete the Application for Degree

Navigate to the application via MyU through the “Academics” tab > “Degree Progress” and click on the "Apply to Graduate" link. If you do not see the link, it is likely that you have not completed a prior degree progress step. Contact your program office or the UMD Graduate Office for assistance.