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The Academic Progress Audit System (APAS) is a tool for both students and advisers. The report provides progress information towards general education requirements, majors or major/minor requirements, and degree completion. Students cannot graduate until all APAS requirements are completed. APAS is the “Document of Record” used to certify completion of the degree. It is archived with your permanent records after graduation.


  • prior to registering to review which requirements need to be completed;
  • after registering to confirm that new classes meet requirements;
  • when grades are posted to review courses counting towards graduation;
  • to explore majors by using the “what if” option;
  • regularly to confirm graduation requirements as completed, especially during your senior year.

APAS-Make it Green

  • You cannot graduate until your APAS shows all green checkmarks and no red Xs!


All students will benefit from discussing academic plans with their advisers before registering. Students with 59 credits or less are required to meet with their advisers before registering.

Registration Tools

Requisites, prerequisites, and corequisites

In order to enroll in some courses, students must either complete or be concurrently enrolled in certain other courses or have certain qualifications or class standing. These requirements, established by instructors, are known as requisites.

  • Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all courses following (prereq).
  • Corequisite: Students must enroll in all of the courses following (coreq) during the same term.
  • Prerequisite or corequisite: Students may either have successfully completed the courses or be concurrently enrolled in the course(s).

When prerequisites have been set and are being enforced by the registration system, instructors may require that any student who has not successfully completed specified prerequisites for the course must withdraw. At the request of the instructor, the registrar may administratively drop a student from a course if the student has not met the prerequisite(s) for the course, provided that notification is received before the semester begins or within the first five class days of the semester (Campus Assembly, May 2006).

For example:

During fall semester, a student takes COURSE I in a series and enrolls for COURSE II for spring semester. The student does not successfully complete COURSE I. Before the spring semester begins or within the first five days of the semester, the COURSE II instructor can request that the registrar administratively drop the student from COURSE II because the prerequisite has not been satisfied.

Instructors may grant permission, on an individual basis, for a student to take a course without satisfying the prerequisite(s). Students must obtain permission from the instructor before registering for courses for which requisites have not been met.

The Establishing, Enforcing, and Waiving Prerequisites policy in its entirety may be found online.

First Day of Class Policy

The Mandatory Attendance at First Class Session policy states that a student must attend the first class meeting of every course in which he\she is registered, unless a student obtains approval for your intended absence before the first meeting. Without this prior approval, a student may lose his\her place in class to another student.

Students must officially cancel classes if denied admission due to failure to attend the first class meeting.


Repeating a Course Policy

The University of Minnesota registration system enforces the one repeat rule* as defined in the Grading and Transcripts policy. Students may repeat a course one time. In addition, if space is not available in the class, a Morris student who earned a grade of C or higher or an S in a particular course may be denied enrollment in that course. The University registration system will not allow students to register for a course they have already taken twice. Attempting to register for a course for a third time will result in an error message in the registration system.

*Repeat rules do not apply if the repeated course carries the same course designator and number but the content differs each term, or if the course is designated “repetitions allowed.”

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Seniors, students with 90 or more completed credits

There are several procedures that you must complete in order to apply for graduation, receive your degree, participate in commencement, and receive your diploma.

Students must apply for the degree. Degree applications are due on the “essential deadline” of each term.

Each year, the deadline for commencement participation is the spring semester “essential deadline”.

Spring semester 2014 essential deadline is January 27.

First-Year Students, Sophomores, and Juniors

The two most important resources to ensure timely graduation are your APAS report and your adviser. While annual planning with an adviser is required for all students who have not completed 60 credits, it is recommended that all students regularly meet with their advisers to coordinate general degree requirements with major, minor, and licensure requirements that will lead to graduation. A course load of 15 to 18 credits each semester is generally required to graduate in four years. Keep your APAS report up-to-date with your major(s), and check it frequently to monitor progress in both your major and your general education requirements.

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