Graduation Checklist

All students must complete an Application for Graduation in order to receive their degree, diploma, or certificate. Degree information will not be posted to a transcript and a diploma will not be sent if you fail to do so. 


How to apply

Make an appointment with your academic advisor to review your degree requirements. If you are an online student, please contact your advisor to review your degree requirements.
Verify that all requirements are complete:

Have you earned a minimum number of semester hours to apply for graduation? (90 hours for a four-year degree, 32 hours for a two-year degree)

  • Have you maintained a minimum Grade Point Average? (Contact the department chair of your major, your advisor for the minimum GPA of your major or refer to the Dickinson State University catalog.)
  • Have you earned the minimum residency requirement from DSU? (32 semester hours for a four-year degree, 16 semester hours for a two-year degree.)


Semester of Graduation Application Deadline
Spring 2015 - January 1, 2015
Summer 2015 - January 1, 2015
Fall 2015 - February 15, 2015
 Are you attending commencement? 

A formal graduation exercise will be held on December 20, 2013 and May 17, 2014.

Students participating in commencement MUST submit a commencement participation form.

You must have appropriate regalia in order to march in the commencement ceremony.

         Balfour form for faculty and staff (Excel)