Prepare to Graduate

BSCCommencementSSJS267.jpgIn order for a student to be awarded a degree, you must complete the steps below including submitting an Application for Degree electronically.  The Apply for Graduation form in Campus Connection is not active! 
 
Students are encouraged to complete and submit an application immediately following enrollment in their final semester courses. 
 
Students will be able to check their graduation status in CampusConnection using the steps below.  

Application for Degree Checklist

1. Review your Academic Requirements Report to make sure you have met your program requirements. 
  
2. ​​Review the College Degree Requirements to make sure you meet all the requirements to graduate.

3. Verify your Personal Information is correct in CampusConnection.

4. Visit with your Academic Advisor to have them review your records to make sure that you should apply for your degree.

5. Complete the Application for Degree.
  1. You must complete all items marked with an asterisk*.
  2. The name on your diploma will be taken directly from what is entered on this form.
  3. The address submitted should be where you would like the diploma to be sent.
  4. The hometown and home state will be used in the commencement program.
  5. Your area of study and degree can be found on your Academic Requirements Report.
  6. If you have any additional credits (alternative learning or transfer credits) that have not been posted to your BSC transcript, please email bsc.records@bismarckstate.edu with the following information: 
    • Type of credit (CLEP, AP etc.) or Name of institution.
    • Course work taken.
    • When information should be received.
  7. Complete the rest of the application, check the electronic signature box and submit.
6. Check your campus email for your Degree Application confirmation.
  1. Once you have completed the form you will receive a confirmation at your BSC email account indicating it has been submitted. 
  2. You will also receive additional emails to verify address, degree and commencement throughout the semester.  Please check your BSC email regularly.
7.  Upon submission, Academic Records will review your degree requirements. From pre-audit to final audit, you can track your degree status in CampusConnection as well as any communications sent to you via advising notes.
 
8. Monitor your degree status and advising notes in CampusConnection.
  1. Degree Status explanations.
9. Watch the mail for your diploma.
  1. Once all grades have been posted at the end of the semester, a final evaluation will be conducted of your requirements.  
    1. If requirements have been met, your graduation status is updated in CampusConnection to Degree Awarded, the degree is posted to your BSC transcripts and diplomas will be mailed with two weeks. 
    2. If requirements have not been met, an email will be sent to your BSC email account. 
For additional information contact Kene Miller at 701-224-2545.

BSC Commencement 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019