To ensure timely degree progress, helpful resources have been identified for students to complete and review along their academic journey. Always consult with an NDSU academic adviser about degree progress. Degree and graduation requirement information can be found within NDSU's Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin.
What steps do I need to take to ensure I graduate on time?
- Meet regularly with an academic adviser
- Become familiar with the Academic Requirements Report (ARR) found in Campus Connection. This is a real-time view of what is needed to complete the degree.
- Submit a degree audit form if 70 credits are completed within the field of study (usually Junior status).
- Submit a graduation application at the beginning of the intended graduating semester
If a student's graduation semester changes, notify the appropriate college liaison.
Two Semesters Prior to a Graduation Semester
- Submit a degree audit form if 70 credits are completed (usually Junior status).
- A degree audit prompts the Office of Registration and Records to confirm a student's graduation semester. Degree requirements are merged with a student's academic record, providing a real-time assessment of graduation progress. All courses accepted in transfer, as well as all courses completed and in progress at NDSU are included.
If courses differ from the curriculum guide, a Substitute/Waive a Course form needs to be submitted to Registration and Records or One Stop.
Final Graduation Semester
- Submit the Graduation Application by the published deadline.
- It is critical to officially notify the Office of Registration and Records that a student intends to graduate at the end of the semester. Failure to apply by the published deadline may delay the awarding of the degree until the following semester.
Visit the College of Graduate School and Interdisciplinary Studies for further details.