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Students are responsible to meet all graduation requirements based on their academic catalog. Degrees are awarded within one month of completion of the last degree requirement. You will be notified via email once your degree has been awarded.


Once your degree is awarded and you have no financial holds on your account, your diploma will be sent via postal mail to the address we have on file. Please notify us with any address changes after graduation by filling out the change of data form.

Undergrad (CAS) Students

Graduation Policies

Please view the catalog for all graduation policies and requirements. For questions regarding graduation requirements students should contact their Academic Advisor. For further questions contact the Assistant Registrar

Apply to Graduate

All students must apply to graduate in order to walk in the commencement ceremony and graduate from Bethel. A year before your anticipated graduation, we will put a graduation hold on your record. You will not be able to register for courses until this hold has been removed by the Registrar’s Office. Your advisor cannot remove this hold.

To apply to graduate and remove the graduation hold, please complete the following steps:

  1. Print and review your Degree Evaluation (Understanding your Degree Evaluation). 
    • If you would like additional help understanding your Degree Evaluation, please feel free to stop by the Office of the Registrar (Townhouse M100) and one of our staff or student workers will walk you through the process with you. No appointment necessary.
  2. Meet with your advisor to go over Degree Evaluation and your Graduation Application (pdf). Follow the instructions on the form.
  3. Submit your Graduation Application and notated Degree Evaluation to the Registrar’s Office in ONE of the three ways:
  • Electronic submission – scan and send your signed application with degree evaluation to:
  • Paper submission – submit your signed application with degree evaluation to the Registrar’s Office front desk in Townhouse M, Level 1.
  • Meet with the Assistant Registrar to review your application before submission. Please bring your completed and signed application and degree evaluation to your meeting. Sign up for a time slot by going to


Once you complete the process listed above, you will be put on the graduation list and can begin receiving graduation ceremony information from the Commencement Liaison in the Academic Affairs Office.


All information about commencement will be sent to your Bethel email from the Commencement Liaison. You can also review other undergraduate commencement activities on the Event Services commencement site.

Adult Undergrad and Graduate Students

Graduation Policies

Please view the catalog (Adult Undergraduate or Graduate Studies) for all graduation policies and requirements.

For questions regarding graduation requirements students should contact the Office of Student Success at or 651-635-8800.

Apply to Graduate

All CAPS and GS students who wish to commence on must complete the Commencement Application to be placed on the commencement list. 


Not sure if you're eligible to commence? Contact your Student Success Advisor.

Contact Daniel Nimlos at or review the commencement website with questions regarding commencement events.


Graduation Policies

Students are responsible for meeting the graduation requirements set forth in the catalog at the time of their matriculation. Students who take extended leaves of absence of four or more consecutive terms are subject to the graduation requirements set forth in the catalog at the time of their reinstatement unless written permission was obtained from the Office of the Registrar before the extended leave. 

For questions regarding graduation requirements, students should contact their Student Success Advisor at

Apply to Graduate

Students must apply to graduate by February 1 of the academic year in which they anticipate graduation. The application can be found here.


Commencement is held in the spring of each year. Participation in graduation ceremonies is expected. Students planning to graduate in absentia should indicate their plan on the graduation application. Any changes in plans to attend commencement made after the submission of the application should be communicated to