When should I apply for graduation?
You should apply for graduation two terms prior to your intended graduation date.
- Four year intended graduates must have a minimum of 90 credits to apply for graduation.
- Two year intended graduates must have a minimum of 32 credits to apply for graduation.
- Certificate program students should apply after they complete their first term at Dickinson State University.
No. If you have questions regarding your requirements please contact your advisor or the Office of Academic Records, May Hall 111.
Once your application for graduation has been processed, your graduation audit information will be posted to your account on Moodle. It may take 2-3 weeks before this audit will be available for your review.
Please notify the Office of Academic Records of this change. Do not reapply for graduation.
No. Please notify our office and we will make the necessary adjustments to your account on moodle.
A Commencement participation letter is sent about mid-semester to all students who have declared their intent to graduate, and to those who graduated during the previous fall semester. Students must return the letter in the self addressed stamped envelope found with the participation letter.
- No, all and any number of guests are welcome.
- All seating is general.
- Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
- Seating is available on the main level for guests who are disabled or need special accommodations.
Purchase your cap, gown, and tassel from the Balfour Company if you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. Email a Balfour representative at Dave.Cross@balfour-rep.com. Balfour representatives will be on campus at the Student Center, watch for posted dates and times.
Diplomas are mailed six-eight weeks following the close of the academic session in which graduation requirements have been completed. Your diploma will be mailed to the address indicated on your "Application for Graduation" form.
Honor cords can be worn by undergraduate candidates who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in courses completed at Dickinson State University and transfer course work at the end of the semester proceeding the graduation term. Official DSU honor cords are distributed to eligible undergraduate candidates during commencement practice held Friday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. or during the assembly process preceding the ceremony.
Typically the ceremony is 1-1/2 hours long.
Complete the official Name Change Form from the Office of Academic Records. Provide proper documentation as described at the top of the form and return it to the Office of Academic Records as soon as possible.
Yes, you may order additional copies of your diploma. Dickinson State University will furnish the first copy of your diploma free of charge. There is a $25 charge for additional copies. To order, please contact the Office of Academic Records at (701) 483-2331. You may also download the of diploma order form.
Yes, you must reapply for admission to Dickinson State University once you have received your certificate or your associate's degree. Please contact the Office of Academic Records at (701) 483-2331 for admission. No additional application fees are required.
No. We do not send transcripts with diplomas. If you wish to receive an official transcript, you must send us a written request or refer to www.getmytranscript.com. Please note on the request that you would like to have your transcript sent out after your degree has been posted.