Candidate Checklist

The following is a checklist for students to follow in preparation for graduating from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Apply for graduation
Submit a completed application for graduation form to the Registrar's Office within the first four weeks of your graduating semester. This can be done through Joe'SS. A $75 graduation fee will be charged to your student account after you have completed and submitted your application for graduation for a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. For students pursuing undergraduate or graduate certificates, a $25 graduation fee will be assessed. Numerous support systems, including academic advisors, assist students in their academic journey. Nevertheless, additional guidance is frequently necessary to help students reach their goal of earning a degree from Missouri S&T. This fee is allocated to fund extra resources, such as software tools and staff, ensuring that students are on a timely path and avoid any barriers to graduation.

Check your final degree audit
After the fifth or sixth week of classes, undergraduate students will receive a preliminary degree check with an analysis emailed to their S&T email. This analysis will consist of any missing requirements or if all the requirements have been met with in-progress course work. Degree audits may be obtained at any time from Joe'SS. NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to make sure all discrepancies have been resolved before commencement.

Name and Address Check
Students can verify their degree name and address on Joe’SS (Self Service > Student Center > Personal Information). Please inform the Registrar’s Office of any discrepancies (; 573-341-4181; Diploma Address Change form).

Order Cap and Gown
All participants must wear a cap and gown in order to participate in the ceremony. Please contact The S&T Store to purchase caps, gowns, and other academic regalia (573-341-7522,  Watch the eConnection for information about the graduation fair.

Complete the outcomes survey
Graduates must report after graduation plans (employment, graduate school, continuing existing, undecided, or not seeking) to Career Opportunities and Employer Relations by completing the online survey.  If you have a question concerning the graduate outcome survey please email, call 341-4343, or stop by 304 Norwood Hall. This data helps Missouri S&T constituents by determining average starting salaries, top hiring employers and contributes to university rankings. Salary information is confidential and secure.

Senior assessment
All graduating seniors can check with their academic department to view their senior assessment requirement.

Transfer credit, 30-day deadline
All transfer credit/correspondence course work must be completed prior to commencement. Transcripts for correspondence and transfer credit must be received within 30 days after commencement. In addition, grade changes or incomplete grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office within 30 days after commencement in order to meet graduation requirements.

Cancel on-campus housing
Graduating in December? You must cancel your campus housing contract by Nov. 30 to avoid a cancellation fee. There is no specific action required for spring graduates, as contracts automatically conclude in May.

Reapply for graduation
If a student fails to meet graduation requirements in the term specified, he/she must reapply for the term in which he/she next expects to complete all requirements. Final degree audits are only provided for the terms specified.