One University Plaza, MS 3760
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Meet with your advisor and review your degree audit report for unmet requirements.
Undergraduates: be sure to include CL's and WP003 Exit Exam. Graduate Students: Don't
forget to enroll in either comps or orals.
Enroll in all requirements. If completing a requirement by way of transfer credit,
enroll in coursework at the other institution and provide proof of enrollment. (Note:
in addition to enrolling in courses, you do have to complete them satisfactorily.)
After enrolling, run an updated degree evaluation. What's missing? If the department
is substituting or waiving a requirement on your major, have the substitution form
sent to the Registrar's Office from the department chair.
Apply for Graduation
Fill out the graduation application for the semester in which you will earn your final
credit. Read the instruction carefully! Keep the instruction sheet until you receive your diploma. Important information
is included. Please print legibly, and give the address where you reside that semester! Applications are available at the Commencement Website.
Candidate Information includes a list of requirements for graduation, cap and gown
order form, verification or update of diploma mailing address, space to provide "human
interest" information, etc. When you have been approved as a candidate for graduation,
check your graduation status through the portal. If you are an approved candidate
for graduation, a new link – "Candidate Information" – will be available through the
portal. Complete the Candidate Information (required as part of the graduation process)
by following the link and directions. Be sure to hit the submit button to complete
Commencement for the fall and spring semesters occurs on the Saturday following final
exams. Cap and gown pick up occurs on the Thursday and Friday prior to commencement
day. Read and follow directions regarding cap and gown pick up when received. There
is no summer commencement; students graduating in summer may choose to participate
in the preceding spring commencement, provided they have enrolled and applied for
graduation no later than Friday of the first week of summer enrollment. Students may
also choose to participate in commencement in the fall semester following their graduation.
Students are not required to participate in commencement, but students graduating
in the summer must mark either spring or fall so that their name will be included
in the appropriate program.
Your diploma will arrive in the mail with a copy of the commencement program and your
complimentary transcript, at the address verified as correct at cap and gown pick-up.
Expect it about eight weeks after finals for your graduation semester.
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