Graduation Preparation

The K-State Commencement Ceremonies website provides information on the schedule of ceremonies, obtaining a cap and gown, ceremony instructions and other annoucements.

Next to last semester

Schedule a grad check

A degree audit, or graduation check, should be done the semester before graduating, NOT the graduate's final semester. This is necessary to ensure a student will meet all requirements in order to graduate at the time desired. Grad checks generally last 15 minutes.

Students may set up a graduation check appointment online, stop by Student Services in 1093 Fiedler Hall or call 785-532-5592. Grad checks typically begin the third week of each semester.

Schedule a grad check

Final semester

Apply for graduation

A graduation application must be completed in KSIS which begins the formal process of graduating from K-State. Applying for graduation ensures a student's name appears in the graduation ceremony program and his or her diploma is ordered.

Check DARS report

All sections of the DARS report should be OK or IP. If the DARS report has a requirement with a "NO", "negative sign (-)", or "NEEDS", the student will not be able to graduate. Flowcharts are only guides for semester enrollments, not degree audits. If there is a requirement that lists "NO", a student should meet with his or her adviser.

Common DARS issues:


Student Services
1093 Fiedler Hall
1701C Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
Office hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.
Fiedler Learning Commons
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.