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Following these guidelines are imperative to ensure all graduation paperwork will be completed and all degree requirements will be satisfied. Ultimately, the responsibility of satisfying all degree requirements lies with the student.

The Semester in Which You Plan to Graduate

  1. Submit a Graduation Worksheet for the current semester. See: Summer 2016 Graduation Worksheet [pdf]. Graduation Worksheet submitted after July 14th, 2016 need to be submitted with an Exception to Policy form found under Forms.
  2. Print the online Degree Navigator Student Audit of your engineering degree (Do NOT print the benchmark audit).
  3. Apply online to graduate on TESTUDO no later than the last day of schedule adjustment  of the semester in which you plan to graduate.
  4. Complete the online Summer 2016 Survey. You only need to attach the receipt.
  5. Review minimum requirements on this page for graduation.
  6. If completing a Minor, Double Major, Double Degree consult your advisor for that specific program regarding program requirements for graduation.
  7. Take all completed graduation forms to the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office 1131S Glenn L. Martin Hall, no later than July 14th, 2016 for summer graduation.
NOTE: Applying for your diploma or applying online to graduate on TESTUDO does not mean that you have completed your Graduation Worksheet nor does participation in the graduation ceremony automatically guarantee graduation from the university. All requirements must be fulfilled before graduation is finally certified on the transcript.

Commencement Information

If you have questions about the University Commencement website or the Engineering Commencement ceremony, please check the above links.   If degree requirements will not be complete at the end of the semester, but you would like to participate in the ceremony for that semester, then you need to submit a Request to Participate in Engineering Commencement Ceremony form found under Forms.

Minimum Requirements for Graduation

  • All degree requirements satisfied
  • You MUST review your unofficial Degree Navigator audit.  Please print the audit and bring any questions to your Departmental Advisor during your pre-registration meeting. General questions about CORE courses or the applicability of those courses should be directed to Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support. *If any substitutions have been made to your degree program, please make sure that your advisor has denoted those on your Degree Navigator unofficial audit online. If the audit is inaccurate, please send a detailed message including your name, UID, course, semester, and an explanation of the inaccuracy to
  • A "C-" or better in all ENXX and CMSC courses being used in the degree.  NOTE: Students whose first semester at UMCP or any other institution of higher education who matriculated in the Spring of 2005 or later are required to earn a grade of "C-" or better in all non-engineering courses.
  • Minimum of 120 credits completed except for Aerospace Engineers who are required a minimum of 124 credits and the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program requires a minimum of 128 credits to graduate.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and within your engineering major.
  • Final 30 credits must be completed on campus, unless prior Dean's approval is received.
  • Students will not be allowed to graduate with any 'I' (Incompletes) or 'NG's (No-Grades) regardless if the course is being used to satisfy degree requirements.
  • All courses being used towards the degree must be taken for a letter grade./sites/default/files/images/current/forms/gradworksheet/spring2015-gradworksheet.pdf/sites/default/files/images/current/forms/gradworksheet/gradwrksht-summer2015.pdf