FAQs

Graduation FAQs

When should I apply for graduation?
You should apply for graduation two terms prior to your intended graduation date.

When will I receive my graduation audit?
Your audit will be sent to your campus mailbox or home address as soon as your application is processed. The timeline varies, depending on the number of graduation applications being processed at the time.

What do I do to change my graduation date to a later semester?
Please email the change to records@mayvillestate.edu. You do not need to re-apply for graduation.

Should I re-apply if I want to change my major, add or subtract a major/minor or degree?
No. Please notify the Office of Academic Records and we will make the necessary adjustments and provide you with updated information for your new graduation requirements.

When will I receive information about Commencement?
Information regarding commencement will be sent to your Mayville State email account.

Do I need tickets or guest passes for the commencement ceremony?
No. All guests are welcome. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Special needs seating is available if needed. Please contact the Office of Academic Records at 701-788-4774 with any questions.

How do I obtain a cap and gown for the ceremony?

Order your announcements and Commencement regalia at Mayville State University's bookstore website by March 1.

How do I get a diploma cover?
Diploma covers are provided to all commencement participants free of charge, as a gift from the Mayville State University Alumni Association. Graduates not in attendance may order the cover through the MSU Bookstore.

What are the requirements for "Graduating with Honors"?
Honor cords can be worn by undergraduate candidates who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in courses completed at Mayville State University at the end of the semester proceeding the graduation term. Official MSU honor cords are distributed through the MSU Bookstore to eligible undergraduate candidates.

How long will the ceremony last?
Typically the ceremony is one to one and a half hours long.

What should I do if my name is spelled incorrectly in the student record system?
Contact the Office of Academic Records at 701-788-4774.

When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas will be sent to the address provided on your graduation application. Summer graduate diplomas will be mailed first class mail in late August, fall graduate diplomas in late February and spring graduate diplomas in late July.

Can I order additional copies of my diploma?
Yes, you may order additional copies of your diploma. Mayville State University will furnish the first copy of your diploma free of charge. There is a $30 charge for additional copies. To order, please contact the Office of Academic Records at 701-788-4774.

Do I need to re-apply for admission to continue my studies at MSU?
Yes, you must reapply for admission to Mayville State University once you have received your degree. Please contact the Office of Academic Records at 701-788-4774 or apply online.

Will a transcript be sent with my diploma?
Yes, we will provide an unofficial transcript with your diploma mailing. Click here to Request an official transcript. Please note on the request if you want to have your transcript sent out after your degree has been posted.