APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION FORM :

     NOTE: IF YOU HAVE EVER PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION FORM, STOP!
     PLEASE READ THE NEXT PARAGRAPH.

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   If you need to update and/or change any data that you have previously provided to us on an
   Application for Graduation (for example the catalog you are following, the degree you are seeking, the major or minor you  are seeking, the semester you will graduate, addresses, phone numbers, etc.), please DO NOT   submit another Application for Graduation form. You must however, contact the Office of  Academic Records, and let us know of your graduation data changes. 
  
   EXCEPTION: If your initial application was rejected because you failed to meet the minimum credit
   requirements indicated on the next page, you must submit another Application for Graduation
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Dear Graduation Applicant:

   Thank you for submitting your application for graduation.

   As an applicant for graduation, it is your responsibility to review your academic transcript and monitor 
   specific degree requirements in order to be assured of meeting Dickinson State University’s graduation
   requirements. Following is a list of some of those academic requirements. Please read them carefully.

   Since it is your responsibility to monitor completion of these requirements, it is important that you fully
   understand them. Therefore, if after you have reviewed the information listed below you don’t understand
   any portion of it, stop by the Office of Academic Records for clarification. 

   THE “64”, “128”, OR “149” CREDIT RULES

    In order to be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must have earned a minimum of 64 total credits.
   In order to be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree, the student must have earned a minimum of 128 credits.
   In order to be awarded two Bachelor Degrees (EXAMPLE BA & BS), the student must have earned a
   minimum of 149 total credits.
   
   THE “16” OR “32” CREDIT HOUR RULES
    
    In order to be awarded an Associate Degree from DSU, the student must have earned a minimum of 16
    credits from DSU. In order to be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from DSU, the student must have earned a
    minimum of 32 credits from DSU

   THE “32 UPPER DIVISON” RULE

    
In order to be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from DSU, a student must have earned a minimum of 32
    semester hours of UPPER DIVISION (LEVEL 300 or 400) credits for this particular degree. The upper level credits
    do not necessarily need to be DSU credits. Upper level credits are not required for Associate Degree recipients.

   
    Thank you.
  
    Kathy Meyer
    Director of Academic Records
    May Hall – Room 111