Checklist for Seniors

LMU graduating seniors

Congratulations seniors!


Senior year is an exciting time, a time to celebrate your achievements to this point in your academic career. We have created this site to inform you about resources the college and the university provides to assist you as you move ever closer to the next phase of your career.

To ensure you are ready to apply for degree, you must attend a graduation workshop and refer to the following “Graduation Checklist”. We also suggest that you log into MyLMU to review your official DegreeWorks to determine if your degree requirements have been met.   

Graduation Checklist for Seniors

Degree Requirements


Completion of minimum of 124 (120 if started prior to fall 2015) semester credits

Residency Requirement: 30 of the final 36 credits must be taken at LMU

Completion of 45 upper division credits

Must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA)

*All components of the Core and Flags are complete

All components of Major/minor/electives are complete


*Transfer students meet with an academic advisor to discuss flag requirements.

Steps to graduation

  • Apply for Degree

    A Degree Application must be filed for a student to be considered eligible for degree. Degrees are conferred during the term that all coursework is completed. Students should apply for a degree for the term in which all requirements will be met. If you are unsure about which term to choose for your degree application, students are encouraged to attend a graduation workshop to ensure appropriate timing.

    Application filing deadlines can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s Graduation page.

  • You should wait ten business days before checking the application status. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a notification on the status of your degree. You must sign into PROWL to view your application status.

    • PN- this means your Degree Audit report was approved and you are on track to graduate.
    • MR - Degree Audit report shows unmet requirements
    • CN - Degree application was canceled - if your Degree Audit shows unmet requirements, you were not eligible for the application term. You must re-apply for your degree in the term in which your Degree Audit shows all requirements as met.
    • AC - Application was canceled - this status means that you were not eligible to apply for degree in the term you submitted. You must re-apply for the term in which your Degree Audit shows all requirements as met.
  • Review your Degree Works report to confirm that degree and program requirements are met. Items in NOT MET status should alert you that you may not qualify to graduate and/or walk in May CommencementIt is your responsibility to read, understand, and comply with the degree requirements printed in the LMU Bulletin (Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Requirements) and to take action to address all outstanding issues before the degree-granting date.

    Run a new Degree Audit report every semester before you meet with your advisor. Find your Degree Audit Report: “Systems Logins” tab of MyLMU under “DegreeWorks.”

  • Check and clear all your university holds. A student’s hold can be viewed on PROWL by selecting “View Holds” from the Registration menu. It is important that you contact the appropriate office to clear any holds.

  • You are required to attend a Graduation Workshop to go over graduation requirements to help you stay on track for graduation. Attend a virtual workshop by clicking here.

  • If you will not be completing degree requirements during the current term but are interested in spring commencement, you should consult with an academic advisor to resolve any outstanding degree requirements.

    *Outstanding credits - You are eligible to participate in spring commencement with no more than 30 semester hours remaining who can complete all degree requirements by the August or December 2021 semester without a unit overload in either summer session and/or the December term.

    For information on spring commencement, visit the LMU Commencement page.