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Resources for Students
What you need to know prior to applying for graduation
- Check important deadlines by clicking here.
- Meet with your advisor to review your Degree Works audit for unmet requirements.
- Verify your permanent and local addresses, with corresponding phone numbers, via the
portal, and update if necessary. Most graduation-related information will be distributed
via your Southeast e-mail address, but if you do not respond to e-mail, we may attempt
to send a letter, provided we have an accurate address for you.
- Enroll for all courses for the semester in which you plan to graduate. Undergraduates should include WP003. Graduate students should include either GR698
or GR699, whichever is appropriate for your program.
- If completing a requirement by transfer credit, you must make sure the course will
transfer as you need, enroll in coursework at the other institution and provide proof
of enrollment. Proof of enrollment requires a schedule or receipt from the transfer institution that
includes course number, credit hours, title, school name and your name, and must be
provided by the transfer school (no e-mail forwards). This information must be received
for in-progress courses before you can be approved as a candidate. All transfer credit coursework must be completed successfully and submitted for evaluation
via official transcript. After completion of the course(s), have your transcript sent to:
Southeast Missouri State University
Registrar's Office MS 3760 ATTN: Graduation
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
- Students with summer enrollment: Enroll for your summer courses. Then, apply for summer graduation. Because there
is no summer commencement exercise, candidates completing requirements in summer may be eligible to participate in the preceding spring ceremony if they submit an application
prior to the end of the first week of summer priority enrollment. Please mark the
commencement participation option accordingly during the application process to be
certain your name will be included in the appropriate commencement program. The choice of commencement ceremony is available only to summer graduates.
- Run an updated Degree Works audit after enrollment to see what might still be missing.
If the department is substituting or waiving a requirement related to your degree
program, have the completed, approved substitution form sent to the Registrar's Office,
from the department chair.
You are now ready to apply for graduation. Please submit your application by the deadlines
indicated HERE. During peak periods, such as the month before or after the end of the semester,
you may need to allow several weeks for your application to be entered. NOTE: If you
are completing a major or minor only, there will be no fee for completion, you will
not participate in commencement, and you will not receive a diploma. If you are completing
a certificate program, you will not participate in commencement; your certificate
will be available during the pick-up period, and will be mailed to you if not picked
After reaching the portal, navigate to Student SS tab > Services > Apply to Graduate.
Apply for Graduation from the Portal
Email Account Information for Graduates
Your Southeast email address will remain active for up to a year after you graduate.
This is a good opportunity to establish a new e-mail address and provide that information
to those who are currently using your Southeast e-mail address. It’s also important
to check e-mail on this account regularly. Your portal access will remain in effect
permanently, so don't forget your user code and password.
Resources for Parents & Guests
Southeast Missouri State University’s commencement exercises will be streamed live
to the web. Click on the link above. The site will become available at the time of the ceremony. You will be able to view the ceremony only on commencement day.