If you plan to graduate in summer or fall 2013, this is what you should be doing to prepare for graduation.
Bachelors Degree Candidates
- Filled out an Intent To Graduate Form?
You must submit an Intent To Graduate form in order for your records to be reviewed for eligibility for graduation, for your diploma to be ordered, and for your name to be printed in the commencement program. If you file electronically through My Missouri State, you will receive a confirmation message that your submission has been received as well as some additional graduation information. The electronic Intent to Graduate form will allow summer and fall 2013 Intent to Graduate submissions once registration opens for those semesters in early April 2013 . You must apply by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 to appear in the summer 2013 printed program and Friday, October 25, 2013 to appear in the fall 2013 printed program.
You will be able to complete the Intent to Graduate by one of the following methods:
If you file electronically through My Missouri State, you will receive an immediate confirmation message that your submission has been received as well as some basic graduation information in your confirmation e-mail, so this is the recommended method of submission. If you use either of the other methods, you will need to get this information yourself from the Commencement website.
- Checked your degree audit to make sure that you are ready to graduate?
Go to My Missouri State and look at a current degree audit after you register for your final semester of classes. Look for any deficiencies and incomplete grades. If you have any questions regarding your graduation eligibility, please see your academic advisor or come by the Office of the Registrar in Carrington 320 ask for assistance from a Degree Check staff member. Remember to rerun your degree audit after each semester's grading to ensure no additional deficiencies are created by recently earned grades.
- Taken the University Exit Exam (formally known as the University Assessment Exam or General Education Assessment Exit Exam)?
Seniors must take the University Exit Exam. Registration for this exam takes place through the general registration system by enrolling in GEN 499. See the University Exit Exam website for further detail about the exam. Failure to complete the University Exit Exam prior to commencement will prevent a student from graduating. There is no statute of limitation on the validity of the exam once it is completed.
Master, Specialist, and Doctoral Degree Candidates
- Filled out an Application for Graduation?
You must submit an Applicaton for Graduation in order for your records to be reviewed for eligibility for graduation, for your diploma to be ordered, and for your name to be printed in the commencement program. You must apply by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 to appear in the summer 2013 printed program and Friday, October 25, 2013 to appear in the fall 2013 printed program. You can complete the Application for Graduation in one of the following methods :
- online using the form located online at: https://www.missouristate.edu/secure/graduate/onlinegradapp.htm
- in person at the Graduate College (Carrington Hall 306)
Checked to ensure that you have fulfilled all graduation requirements?
You should check with your academic advisor and/or the Graduate College to ensure that you have fulfilled all graduation requirements.
Division of Commencement Ceremonies
Summer 2013 Commencement
Friday, August 2, 2013
Fall 2013 Commencement
Friday, December 13, 2013
12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Ceremony
College of Arts and Letters
College of Health and Human Services
College of Humanities and Public Affairs
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
William H. Darr School of Agriculture
Global Studies majors
4:00 p.m. Ceremony
College of Business
College of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When should I apply to graduate?
A: The undergraduate Intent to Graduate system will allow submissions for any semester in which registration is currently open. Our recommendation is for undergraduate students to register for your final semester of classes, check your degree audit for any unresolved issues, and to file your Intent to Graduate as soon as possible. It's best to wait to file the Intent to Graduate until after you are registered in all courses you think you will need for graduation. Graduate students can file the Graduate College's Application for Graduation at any time prior to Commencement, but are encouraged to do so as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester of coursework.
Q: When will my degree be posted, my diploma mailed, etc.?
A: Once the primary Commencement page is updated to your semester of intended graduation, you will find those dates on the Information for Graduates page. In the meantime, you can see these dates on the University's Academic Calendar for your intended semester of graduation.
Please visit Commencement Information at Missouri State for more information. The full summer 2013 site will be available in late May 2013 and the full fall 2013 site will be available in early August 2013.