To graduate, all candidates must:

  1. Submit the Application for Graduation and Diploma Distribution Form to the Registrar's Office
  2. Pay the Graduation Fee to the Registrar's Office after submitting the application

To file an Application for Graduation, please CLICK below:

Application for Graduation

Payment of the graduation fee can be:
  • Credit card -- You must submit your payment through the online payment process, or
  • Personal check payable to Midwestern State University, or
  • Cash (only at our counter -- please do not mail cash)
Early application is encouraged to better allow time for a complete records check prior to the enrollment period for the student's last semester.
Any undergraduate student who enters the last semester or summer term in residency without a surplus of five grade points will be admitted with reservation and thereby forewarned that all degree requirements, both qualitative and quantitative, must be met.
We are currently accepting applications for graduation for:
Graduation Deadlines
 Expected Graduation Date  Deadline to Apply for Graduation 
August 2024

June 24, 2024

December 2024

September 23, 2024

May 2025



If the date you are seeking is prior to those listed, it means the deadline has already passed and you will need to select the next available date.

If the date you are seeking is after those listed, either check back later or come to the Office of the Registrar.

APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE DEFERRED TO A FUTURE TERM. You will need to reapply if you do not meet graduation requirements.


  • If ANY part of the total package is missing, your application for graduation will NOT be processed until it is received.  The submission of payment will not be considered until the application forms are received in the Registrar's Office.
  • Response time will vary according to how many applications are received for the semester for which you are applying.  We will work on the most current terms first, then the future semesters.  Generally, if you apply early in the semester before the one in which you are planning to graduate, you will receive the audit before registration ends for your last term. 



  1. Graduation correspondence from the Office of the Registrar will be emailed to your MSU email account from the Audit Team at the account.  Please add this to your contact list.
  2. If you are not currently enrolled, please make sure you have listed an accurate email address on your graduation application. If you change your email or mailing address on WebWorld, contact the Audit Team at
  3. Correspondence you should be expecting:
    • Audit of your academic record for applied degree program in a .pdf file*;
    *You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this attachment. You may download the Adobe Reader software from:
  4. Audits are performed in the date order that your Application for Degree is received in the Office of the Registrar after we begin auditing for your graduation date.
  5. If there are any issues, you will need to get back to us as soon as possible.

You may run an unofficial evaluation of your record online through Degree Works.  The link for Degree Works can be found on the MSU Portal.

Check out the Commencement website periodically for updates.

If you have any questions, please contact the Degree Audit Team at (940) 397-4116 or by e-mail at