ACADEMIC PROGRESS & DEGREE COMPLETION
The Office of Registration and Records works with students to encourage timely academic degree progress. By following the timeline below, students can plan accordingly to take action when appropriate.
- Request a Degree Audit - Students who have completed 70 credits (usually Junior status), should complete a degree audit. The audit is conducted by the college liaison in Registration and Records to review completed courses for anticipated graduation. Missing requirements will be noted so that the student has time to plan accordingly.
If the student or adviser have used courses that differ from the curriculum guide, a Substitute/Waive a Course form needs to be submitted to Registration and Records.
- Submit Application for Undergraduate Degree - One semester prior to graduating, students must submit the Application for Undergraduate/Professional Degree. At the start of the final semester, the college liaison tracking your degree progress will review completed courses again to ensure degree requirements have been met.
- Sign up for Commencement Ceremony - Midway through the semester of graduation, students will receive an email to their NDSU email inviting them to participate in the commencement ceremony. The email will contain a link with instructions on how to sign up. Summer graduates will be invited to participate in the spring ceremony.
- Purchase or rent (graduate students) commencement regalia (cap/gown/tassel) through the NDSU Bookstore.
- Attend Grad Fair - An event sponsored by the NDSU Bookstore, a variety of departments are available to assist graduating students with commencement preparation.
- Check for Unpaid Balances or Holds in Campus Connection - Diplomas will not be sent to students that have past due balances. The diploma will be held in Customer Account Services until the balance is resolved. In this situation, confirm the mailing address with Customer Account Services upon payment of balance.
- Confirm "Home" Address in Campus Connection - Diplomas will be sent via U.S. postal service to the "Home" address listed in Campus Connection. Diplomas are mailed approximately 4 to 5 weeks following the close of the academic semester in which degree requirements have been completed.
Planning for Success
- A.C.E. Tutoring/Student Success
- Academic Advising Resources
- Curriculum Guides
- General Education Requirements
- Sophomore Year Experience
- Student Advisement Report
- Student Transfer Credit Report
- Tips for Improving Your Grade-Point Average
- Academic Honesty & Integrity at NDSU
- Academic Standing Guidelines
- Deans List
- Review of Academic Progress for Undergraduate Students
- Scholastic Standards
Grading & Student Records
- Student Records
- Viewing Your Mid-term Grades
- Viewing Your Unofficial Transcript
- Order an Official Transcript
- Request Replacement/Duplicate Diploma
Appeals, Petitions, & Exceptions
- Appeal for Exception to Academic Suspension
- Exception to Academic Regulations
- Exception to General Education Requirements
- Grade Appeals
- Petition for a Course Challenge
- Petition to Register for More Than 20 Credits
- Repeated Course Exception