Welcome to the new Online graduation application!  We have created this documentation to help you and your students navigate through the new Online Graduation Application.

The MSU Undergraduate and Gallatin College graduation application is a multi-step process. Students should apply for graduation the semester before they intend to complete their degree requirements. 


Application Deadlines

Bachelors and Associates Degrees

  • October 1st for Spring graduation, submitted the preceding Fall semester
  • March 1st for Summer or Fall graduation, submitted the preceding Spring semester

Undergraduate Certificates

  • December 1st for Spring graduation, submitted the preceding Fall semester
  • March 1st for Summer or Fall graduation, submitted the preceding Spring semester

Authorizing the Online Application via DegreeWorks Notes

Prior to submitting their application for graduation an Advisor and Certifying Officer must authorize their application by placing specific notes in Degreeworks.  Advisor and certifying officer notes are needed for every credential they seek.  If they are seeking a minor, second major, second degree, certificate, etc.. they need to have the advisor and certifying officer for each program of study enter the appropriate notes in Degreeworks.

  • Academic Advisors:
    • If you approve of their plan for graduation, you will put a note in DegreeWorks that you have approved their application for graduation.
      • “Final Semester Primary Degree Advisor Approves of DegreeWorks worksheet”
  • Certifying Officers:
    • Once you have confirmed their DegreeWorks worksheet is in order, you will put a note in Degree Works. It is the note from the Certifying Officer that will allow access to the online graduation application.
      • “Final Semester UG Approved for Graduation Application by Certifying Officer" do not append this note as it may impact processing and reporting.

Completing the Online Graduation Application

Once the advisor and certifying officer’s notes for each credential (major, minor, second major, second degree, certificate, etc..) are in DegreeWorks, the student may follow the instructions on this website for completing the online application in MyInfo.