Congratulations on getting close to the finish line! 

Here are your next steps:

Apply to Graduate

The 2020-2021 Academic Year graduation applications are open as of August 2020.  The deadline to apply:

FALL 2020 -  September 25, 2020

WINTER 2021 - January 8, 2021

SPRING 2021 - February 26, 2021

SUMMER 2021 - June 11, 2021


Confirm with your advisor that you have met or will meet all of the academic requirements. (If you have already applied for graduation in Websis during a previous semester, do NOT apply again. Please email and ask for your application to be rolled to the requested semester. Applying again through Websis will result in another fee that cannot be reversed).
Log on to your WebSIS account, select the Student Records tab, and select the "Apply to Graduate" link.
Select your catalog term that you matriculated under from the drop-down menu (NOT the semester of graduation). If you do not know this information, it can be found in Websis under "View Student Information" in the Student Records menu or in Degreeworks.
Select the curriculum for which you wish to be reviewed for graduation. Please select your current major. If you are a double major you must enter an application for each major.
Select the term for which you wish to be reviewed for graduation from the drop-down menu.

Follow the instructions in the application and click submit. You will see a confirmation screen when you submit the application. There is a $75 fee associated with this application. Pay for the application after you apply. Once the online application is complete, your account will automatically be charged the $75.00 graduation fee. This can be paid through our online payment system which can be found in your Websis account or at the Bursar's Cashier window in Tyler Hall.

The Clearance Process

All communication will be sent to your MSU email account.

You can expect the following communication regarding your academic clearance for Fall 2020:

        • Graduation Application SummaryBeginning the week of  October 5th, 2020
        • Graduation Information Verification: Late October 2020
        • Preliminary Status (Audit of degree requirements): Week of November 16th, 2020
        • Official Status: TO BE ANNOUNCED
        • News and Notes Regarding the Completion of your Degree: TO BE ANNOUNCED


Ensure your name and mailing address is accurate. You can verify this information in Websis under "Personal Information". If you need to correct this information, please complete a Personal Information Update Form.
Ensure you have resolved all financial obligations to Morgan State University. You can view your account balance in Websis under the Student Records menu. Payments can be made online. For questions regarding financial balances, you may contact the Office of the Bursar at

If you have received a Federal Direct Loan during your time at Morgan State University, you are required to complete an Exit Counseling session by the federal government. If you have not already done so, you can complete Exit Counseling online at If you are unsure of your Federal Loan recipient status during your time at Morgan, you can check online at You can also contact Morgan's Loan Office at for assistance.


Information regarding the commencement ceremony (rehearsal, cap and gown, regalia, pictures, etc) can be found at

Receiving your Final Official Transcript and Diploma
For the final official transcript:
  • For all students, the official transcript will not update with degree awarded, honors, and cumulative GPA until after end of term processing on January 13, 2021 @ 5pm. You may request an official transcript online. Each copy is $8. (*We will not offer refunds for transcripts ordered before this date and information was not updated.)
  • Ensure you update your Parchment account for future access. If you use your MSU email address to login into Parchment, update the account to your personal email address. Once logged into Parchment, select my account to update information.
For the diploma:  
  • Your account with MSU is paid in full.
  • Your active holds are resolved (where applicable).
  • Your exit interview is complete (where applicable).
  • Your name is correct.
  • Your mailing address is correct.
If all the above requirements have been met by the deadlines stated in the clearance emails, you can expect your diploma to be delivered by March 20, 2021. (*If you resolved your obligations after the deadline which prohibited your diploma from being ordered, please email us directly at Diplomas are ordered on the 3rd Friday of every month, and can take up to 6 weeks to be delivered.)

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