Release of Graduation Lists, Dean’s Lists and Scholarship Lists

Students who have signed FERPA holds will not appear on any of the lists or have information released to newspapers. If a student's name does not appear on a list and the student thinks it should, please contact the office listed below that prepares the list.

Graduation lists

Two weeks after the end of each semester, the office of the registrar provides the office of university communications with a list of graduation candidates for that semester, along with information indicating the student’s degree, participation in the Honors College, or preliminary eligibility for scholastic honors. This list of graduation candidates will be sent to media approximately three week after commencement.

The appearance of a student’s name as part of this list does not mean the student has fulfilled all graduation requirements, as final graduation checks have not been performed at this time. The official graduation list for the semester is not finalized until the mid-point of the following semester/session.

This list also contains preliminary scholastic honors eligibility, which is based on a student's grades at the end of the preceding semester. Final scholastic honors eligibility is updated based on final grading and is reflected on the student’s transcript and diploma.

The most recent graduation candidate lists are available online.

Dean’s lists

Two weeks after the close of each semester, the office of the registrar provides the office of university communications with a list of students who earned a spot on that semester’s dean’s list. A list of students who earned a spot on the dean’s list will be released to media approximately three weeks after the end of the semester.

The most recent dean's lists are available online.

Scholarship lists

Each spring, the financial aid office provides the office of university communications with a list of incoming students who were awarded, and have accepted, a university-funded, merit-based scholarship to attend Missouri State University. A list of students who have accepted a scholarship to Missouri State will be released to media by the beginning of June.

The most recent scholarship list is available online.

"Hometown" listed for students

A student's "hometown" is based on the "permanent address" listed for the student in Banner. If the student has changed his permanent address to Springfield, that will be the "hometown" shown on all lists.

Sending a student's name to other newspapers

Students who have changed their permanent address to Springfield and wish for their hometown newspapers to include their names on any lists they print should contact their hometown paper directly.

Parents or grandparents who wish for their child's or grandchild's name to be included in an additional newspaper should contact the newspaper directly with the request.

The office of university communications recommends that they send a link of the release to the hometown paper with a request that the student's name appear on the list. Most papers run lists within the first few weeks after receiving the information. So, it is recommended that this contact occur as soon after the release of the list as possible.