Graduation Checklist

Are you ready?

You must complete an Application for Graduation and have an official audit completed by the Office of Academic Records in order to receive your degree. If you fail to apply, degree information cannot be posted to a transcript and your diploma cannot be sent.

How to Apply for Graduation

 

You can complete the Application for Graduation form at the Office of Academic Records or download the form from SharePoint and either fax it to 701-788-4738 or scan and email it to records@mayvillestate.edu.

Contact your academic advisor to review your degree requirements.

Verify that the following requirements are complete:


Associate of Arts Degree Requirements: (A.A.)

  • Candidates for the Associate of Arts degree must have earned a minimum of 64 hours and must also complete specific program requirements.
  • A degree is granted only to students who have earned at least 15 semester hours in residence.
  • Candidates must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 for the general overall average, all credits applied to a degree program and for all courses attempted.
  • All transfer students must complete a minimum of nine (9) letter-graded unduplicated semester hours of the coursework required for the major from Mayville State University.
  • Advisor and division chair approval are required.
  • The student is solely responsible for making sure all graduation requirements are met.
  • Institutional requirements include HPER 100-Concepts of Fitness and Wellness and HPER 210-First Aid and CPR; however the IT Certificate program is not a requirement for the A.A. degree candidates.

 Bachelor's Degree Requirements (B.A./B.S./B.S.Ed./B.U.S./B.A.S.): 

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours is required for a four-year degree. At least 36 semester hours must be in the upper-division courses (300-400 level). The credit hours must be distributed among the various subject matter fields in accordance with the program outlined for each degree and major/minor fields of study. Students are responsible to ensure coursework fulfills requirements for the major/minor in their designated degree. For additional Teacher Education Degree requirements, refer to the "Education" section of this catalog.
  • A degree is granted only to students who have enrolled at Mayville State University for at least two semesters and who have earned at least 30 semester hours in residence.
  • Candidates must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 in the general education core. All degrees require a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0. Some programs, including those leading to licensure in teaching, require a higher GPA and are detailed in program information in the university catalog.
  • Candidates must complete all the general education course requirements with a GPA of at least 2.00.
  • Candidates must earn at least a 2.00 GPA for each major and minor field of study, as well as any specialization area granted. (Some major and minor programs have a higher GPA requirement.)
  • All transfer students must complete a minimum of nine (9) letter-graded unduplicated semester hours of the coursework required for the major, and a minimum of six (6) letter-graded unduplicated semester hours of the coursework for the minor, specialization or concentration from Mayville State University.
  • Advisor and division chair approval are required.
  • Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and who are pursuing a degree from Mayville State must complete the general education program requirements for the specific major. The student must complete all requirements for the major and/or acceptance into the program. A minor or concentration will not be required for the additional degree from Mayville State University. If a minor, concentration or specialization is desired and is to be placed on the transcript, at least six (6) letter-graded unduplicated semester hours of the coursework must be completed from Mayville State University.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester.
  • The student is solely responsible for making sure all graduation requirements are met.
 

Are you participating in commencement?

 

Students graduating in July, December and May are welcome to participate in the ceremony in May. Be sure to respond to the email correspondence sent in February. An approved Early Commencement form is needed for early participation.

You must have appropriate regalia in order to march in the commencement ceremony. To order, go to the Mayville State University Bookstore website.