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Degree Check Process

Degree Check Process for Spring 2020 Semester:

For undergraduate students completing their degree Spring 2020/Summer 2020/Fall 2020 that have not done a degree check:

  • Schedule an online meeting with Sarah Schmuhl through WC Online:
    • Make sure to list every major/minor pursuing.
    • Sarah will email the forms electronically through Move-It Securely.
    • Students will need to fill out the form electronically and then email the forms to their advisor to fill out/sign.
    • Advisor will need to email the forms to the department chair to sign.
    • The department chair will need to email the forms to Sarah Schmuhl.
  • If students have the forms already printed but have not been signed by everyone, they will need to schedule an online appointment with Sarah Schmuhl to have the forms reprinted.  (See instructions above)


For undergraduate students completing their degree Spring 2021 or after:

  • Stop into the Registration Office beginning of Fall 2020 semester, or
  • Schedule an appointment during Fall 2020 semester with the WC online scheduler


Students Seeking Undergraduate Degrees on-campus:

1. Degree Check information:

  • 72 minimum earned credits are required to begin the Degree Check process
  • Complete this process 2 semesters before your last semester of enrollment
  • Do not wait until your last semester of enrollment to complete this process.  You risk not being able to graduate the semester that you believe your are complete. 
  • This process must be complete 2 months prior to the Spring Commencement Ceremony in order to participate in the ceremony.

2. Complete the appropriate graduation application.

-Undergraduate Degree Application

3. Request a Degree Check DARS Form in the Registration & Records Office.

4. Review  the Degree Check DARS Form with your advisor and get appropriate signatures

5. Return the Degree application AND DARS Degree Check form to the Registration Office.  Forms must be complete with all signatures in order to submit.  You will be then notified of what week you can expect to be receive your degree evaluation.   Your degree evaluation will be mailed to you via your SMSU e-mail account.

Students Seeking Degrees at off-campus sites:

1.  Request a Degree Check DARS Form from the Extended Learning Office. 507-537-6251

  • Complete this process 2 semesters before your last semester of enrollment

2. Review your Degree Check DARS with your advisor

3. Sign off that you understand what you have left to complete your SMSU degree.

4. Send your signed Degree Check DARS  along with your application for graduation to...

Extended Learning Office

1501 State Street

Marshall MN 56258

5. Check your SMSU email account for final degree check evaluation.

Graduate Students:

1.  Graduation Application for Graduate Students

  • This form is first sent to the Graduate Office for file review
  • File is then sent to Registration Office for Commencement Approval
  • If you have not been sent any information concerning the Hooding Ceremony and Commencement Program please contact the Graduate Office first.

Last Modified: 4/1/20 4:59 PM