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Degree Check Process

Are you ready to graduate? A graduation application is required.

Students Seeking Undergraduate Degrees:

1. Requirements needed prior to your degree check:

  • 72 minimum earned credits are required and you must be admitted to your major (pre-majors cannot apply).
  • Complete this process one year from when you plan to complete all of your coursework (i.e. if you want to graduate Fall 2023, fill out your application Fall 2022; if you want to graduate Spring 2023, fill out your application Spring 2022) 
  • Do not wait until your last semester of enrollment to complete this process.  You risk not being able to graduate or participate in any Spring Commencement ceremony. 
  • This process must be complete 2 months prior to the Spring Commencement Ceremony in order to participate in the ceremony.


2. Fill out the Graduation Application for Undergraduate Students.

3. Review your DARS and Grad Plan with your advisor(s).

4. After the submission of your degree application and meeting with your advisor:

  • You will receive an email notification that your degree check was received by the Credential Evaluator.
  • A graduation fee of $25 will be added to your account.
  • After the processing of your application, you will receive an email via your SMSU email account with more degree completion and commencement information.

*Degree checks are not done during Summer term; if you fill an application out expect a delay in processing. Advisors who are not teaching are not obligated to complete their part of the process until they return.

*If you have questions about this process and want to schedule a meeting with the Credential Evaluator, book an appointment through Bookings.


Graduate Students:

Graduation Application for Graduate Students

  • Complete the above graduation application a semester before you plan on being done with all of your coursework.
  • If you have not been sent any information concerning the Hooding Ceremony and Commencement please contact the Credential Evaluator.

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