Graduation Information

You must apply for graduation. Applications are available in the Registrar's Office (Aber Hall 623) at the front desk or from the Graduation Forms tab below.

Submitting the application one semester in advance allows time for your major department and the Registrar's Office to check for any problems while there is still time to correct them.

Deadlines and procedures may vary for Master's and Doctoral candidates.  Please visit the Graduate School's graduation deadlines page for more information.

Upcoming Undergraduate Graduation Application Deadlines

Semester of Graduation


Deadline with
$15 Late Fee

Fall 2023

April 28, 2023

October 2, 2023

Spring 2024

November 17, 2023

February 5, 2024

Summer 2024

February 23, 2024

June 3, 2024

Fall 2024

April 26, 2024

October 7, 2024


A separate application and graduation fee are required for each undergraduate degree or certificate.

The $42 graduation fee (or $57 if turned in during the late period) will be charged to your account when we process your application.  There is no charge for minors or second majors.  Students who wish to earn multiple baccalaureate degrees must complete an additional 30 credits for each subsequent baccalaureate degree (150 credits are required for two, 180 for three, etc.) and submit an application for each degree.

The graduation fee supports numerous items related to the official graduation of UM students. In addition to partially funding UM’s Commencement exercises, this fee covers management of the electronic degree audit system, graduation evaluation, diploma covers, diplomas, shipping costs and more.

Graduation Application 

  • This application is for undergraduate students only. Graduation applications for graduate students can be found on the UM Graduate School Forms website
  • This application is a fillable PDF and can be submitted to your department via UM student email for Dean of School/Chair of Major/Designee approval. We recommend downloading/saving before completing the form.
  • If submitted via email: your department may forward your approved application to your graduation coordinator for processing.

Diploma Request for an Additional Diploma

Graduation Appeals Form

For general policies and procedures go to Graduation Appeals Procedures (section 203.50).

Graduation Appeals Form

The Graduation Appeals Committee meets the final Monday of every month (subject to change).  The appeals forms are due to the Registrar's Office one week before each meeting.  For further information, please contact

The $42 graduation fee (or $57 if turned in during the late period) will be charged to your account when we process your application.


Semester of Graduation


Deadline with $15 Late Fee

Fall Last Friday in April First Monday in October*
Spring Second Friday in November First Monday in February*
Summer Last Friday in February First Monday in June*

*Graduation applications submitted after this date will be deferred to the following semester.

Questions related to graduation status and diplomas should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at  

The Office of the Registrar does not keep diploma copies on file. However, you may order a replacement diploma using the University of Montana Online Diploma Services website

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a certification, commonly used to refer to the legalization of a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention. Documents - including official academic transcripts and diplomas - which have been notarized by a notary public and then certified with a conformant apostille (Montana Secretary of State's Office) are accepted for legal use in all the nations that have signed the Hague Convention. 

The University of Montana's procedures to request an Apostille on a Diploma and/or Official Academic Transcript are as follows.

Montana Secretary of State Website

Information regarding an apostille on an academic transcript or diploma is located on the apostille section of the Secretary of State's website.

Procedures to Request an Apostille on a Diploma and/or Official Academic Transcript

  1. Review step-by-step procedures on our Apostille page.

The First Destination Survey is a brief online survey that allows students to report their plans after graduating from UM including employment, continuing education, volunteer service, and U.S. military service.  The information you share will be used to enhance services provided to UM students and alumni to help them reach their career and post-graduation goals.  Survey results may be used for accreditation and federal and state compliance, ensuring the value and integrity of your degree.

To access the survey, login to:

Profile> Career Center> First Destination