Instructions for applying on myGate
•Log on to myGate
•Select the Academics tab
•Select the Apply to Graduate link in the Student Links
•Follow the prompts and at the end of the application you
will pay the application fee.
Degrees are awarded in December, May and August. Students must apply for graduation and pay a
degree fee via myGate. If the student
does not meet graduation requirements, the application will automatically be
moved to the next graduation term.
Should the student fail to meet the degree requirements by the deadline
for that graduation term, the student’s name will be removed from the pending
graduation list. It will then be the
student’s responsibility to submit a new Graduation Application via myGate by
the deadline for the term in which the student plans to graduate. The new application will result in
another. All communication regarding
graduation status and outstanding degree requirements will be sent to the
student through MSU email only.
All undergraduate students (those applying for a
baccalaureate or associate degree) are expected to apply for graduation by the
dates given below. To apply, a student must complete the graduation application
on the Academics tab in myGate. Late
applications are accepted at the discretion of the Graduation Office. Please
complete the Undergraduate Late Application (available on Marketplace).
Deadlines for Completing Undergraduate Graduation
May Graduation - Approximately Nov. 1
August Graduation - Approximately March 1
December Graduation - Approximately April 1
**All dates are approximate. The actual date will be given
on the university calendar.
All degree applications are checked to make sure the student
is taking or planning to take all courses needed for graduation. A RACR (degree
audit) is "frozen" and made available to both the student and advisor
by following the appropriate Degree Works link.
It is the student’s responsibility to follow all instructions given on
the degree application. Failure to do so could result in a delay of graduation.
Any questions regarding degree application completion, etc., may be directed to
the Graduation Office staff.
The Registrar’s Office must be notified in writing if a
change in graduation date is expected.
A minimum of 120 semester hours are required for a
Baccalaureate degree. Sixty semester hours are required for an Associate
degree. Some degree programs may require more.
The minimum number of semester hours required for a
baccalaureate degree depends on your catalog declared. The range is between 120 - 128.
MAT 095, MAT 096, MAT 100, MAT 105, ENG 095, ENG 109, ENG
110, GUI 096, GUI 097, INT 110, MAT 118, REA 095, REA 100, and ENG 100 are
remedial courses at MSU and do not count toward graduation. Please refer to the
academic Bulletin for a complete list of remedial courses. Any student having these courses must take
additional credit hours to make up for each one of these courses taken. For
example, a student who has taken MAT 100 will need to take another 3 credit
Forty-two upper level hours (300 level or above) are
An overall gpa of 2.0 is required for graduation. Students
must also have a 2.0 GPA in courses taken at Murray State.
Students must maintain at least a "C" average (2.0
on a 4.0 scale) in courses used in the major and in the minor.
Students must have
completed 40 semester hours at MSU.
Grade changes will not be made after conferral of a degree.
Graduating seniors have five weeks to change an
"I" after the end of the graduating semester. Otherwise, graduation will be delayed until
the next semester. If the course is not
needed for graduation, the "I" may be changed to an "E" and
the degree may be conferred.