Applying for Degree

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Before you apply to graduate, please read the following information as you may need to take additional steps before proceeding.

Update your Diploma Name and Address

Please make any updates to your diploma name and/or address before submitting your degree application. You can do this via your student portal at MyU, “My Info” tab. If you have not entered a diploma name and address, we will use your primary name for your diploma name, and your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address.

Selecting your Graduation Term

You can apply to graduate for fall, spring, or summer semesters. If you intend to graduate at the end of June or July please contact Heather Peterson, Medical School Registrar, at peter909@umn.edu to ensure your degree is posted correctly.

Note: Your degree must be cleared by the Medical School to start residency. Therefore you are strongly encouraged to have all degree requirements completed by the end of June to start residency in July.

Here is the timing of when degrees are conferred for each application term.

Fall Semester: December
Spring Semester: May
Summer: August (June or July upon request)

Note: Your degree will not be awarded for approximately one month after being conferred.

How to Apply for Degree

You must have a completed graduation application on file in order to graduate. Please follow the directions listed below to apply for degree.

Step 1: Log into MyU

Step 2: Click on Key Links > Student Center

Step 3: Click on the drop down arrow under the Academics section and select “Apply for Graduation”, then click on the circle to the right to move forward.

Step 4: Click on “Apply for Graduation”

Step 5: Select a graduation term and hit “Continue”

Step 6: Review your information before clicking on “Submit Application”

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