Graduation Checklist, Graduate
This checklist is for students in the Graduate School. Students in professional programs should contact their program office for forms and procedures.
Step 1: Degree completion
Review the Graduate School's degree completion guidelines for your degree.
Step 2: Deadlines
Check the deadlines to apply for graduation.
Step 3: Talk to your adviser
Speak to your adviser about completing all requirements.
Step 4: Holds
Check for holds on your record.
Step 5: Financial obligations
Check for any remaining balance on your Student Account. You will not receive your diploma until your account is paid in full.
Step 6: Submit your Application for Degree
The Application for Degree form is available online. Follow the the instructions on the Graduate School Commencement webpage.
Step 7: Commencement
Go to "Commence! UMD Commencement Manager" to verify name, address, and sign up to participate in commencement. Deadline to ensure inclusion in the Commencement Program: March 1, 2016
Step 8: Regalia
Visit the bookstore's graduation site to buy or rent your graduation regalia.
Step 9: Loan Exit Counseling
Complete your loan exit counseling.