The Office of the Registrar Graduation Services is located in Central Classroom 203. They are responsible for making approved adjustments to students’ CAPP reports, performing final degree checks, preparing for the fall and spring commencement ceremonies, and distributing diplomas. Feel free to visit them to discuss degree status and commencement activities.
Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning (CAPP)
CAPP produces a Compliance Report that is an advising tool to be used by students and their advisors throughout the students’ academic career at Metro State. Students with declared programs should discuss their progress toward completion of program with their faculty advisor. CAPP Compliance Reports can be printed in the student’s academic department or by logging on to MetroConnect (metroconnect.mscd.edu). Degree-seeking students must apply for degree candidacy by completing an Application for Graduation with the Office of the Registrar at the start of their final semester.
Degree-seeking students formally declare their degree candidacy by filing an Application for Graduation with the Office of the Registrar just prior to their anticipated semester of graduation, but no later than the deadline stipulated on Metro State’s Web site (www.mscd.edu/academic/acal.htm). The Application for Graduation should be filed only by students who intend to complete all degree requirements by the end of the upcoming semester and should be filed in consultation with the student’s academic program. If a student does not graduate, another Application for Graduation must be submitted for a subsequent semester.
After submitting the Application for Graduation, students will have their academic records reviewed for completion of all degree requirements. All degree applicants will be mailed a CAPP Compliance Report indicating their graduation status and any discrepancies that exist. Students will be given a deadline by which to explain these discrepancies to the graduation office. Students will not be eligible as candidates for graduation if they do not comply with this deadline. As candidates for graduation, students will receive information about the final steps in the graduation process and the commencement ceremony. Students should ensure that their current address is on file with the Office of the Registrar through their MetroConnect email account.
Commencement ceremonies are held at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Graduates are encouraged to attend one of the two ceremonies. The commencement program lists candidates and degree awarded. Although there is no commencement ceremony in the summer, students can still graduate. Summer candidates are asked to attend the fall commencement ceremony. Their names and degree will appear only in the fall commencement program. Check Metro State’s Web site for complete, up-to-date information about commencement at www.mscd.edu/commencement, or call 303-556-6226.
Diplomas are issued approximately three weeks after the semester ends. Students may pick up their diplomas or make arrangements for them to be mailed. Information will be sent from the Office of the Registrar to graduating students about these arrangements.
Transcripts with the posted degree will also be available approximately three weeks after the semester ends. Students may request transcripts as early as the middle of their last semester and indicate that it is to be held until the degree is posted. There is no charge for transcripts. Transcripts may be requested in person at the Office of the Registrar, CN 105, by fax at 303-556-3999, or via the Web at the Registrar’s homepage www.mscd.edu/registrar under transcripts. Diplomas and transcripts will NOT be issued if money is owed to the College. If you owe any money to the College, please contact the Office of Student Accounts, 303-556-6188, to arrange payment.