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    Term-By-Term Steps to Graduate

    • Two Terms Before Your Graduation Term
    • The Term Before You Graduate
    • Your Graduation term

    Friday, Week 2 of the term: Apply to graduate no later than Friday of week two.

    Contact your faculty advisor to schedule a meeting during week 6 of the term to review your DegreeWorks audit and plan your registration for the next term so that you remain on track to graduate. Confirm that you will be ready to apply to graduate in the following term.

    Contact your faculty advisor to schedule a meeting during week 6 of the term to plan for your registration for the next term. Review your DegreeWorks worksheet in detail to determine if you will be able to meet your graduation requirements with your upcoming term's registration.

    NOTE: Based on your conversation in the previous term you and your advisor should be confident that you will graduate as planned.

    Week 6: The Registrar’s Office will send you a letter & email to confirm if you are projected to be able to graduate at the end of the NEXT TERM. If it says you will not graduate in the next term, see your faculty advisor IMMEDIATELY. Responses to letters are due by the Friday of Week 8.

    Friday, Week 3: Approved substitutions and exceptions towards your degree requirements must be fully completed and turned in by this date for you to earn a degree at the end of the term.

    Friday, Week 5: Using the provided web page, submit any necessary diploma name changes to ensure that your name appears as you want it to on your diploma. (Note: Change of legal name requires you to go to WOU’s Payroll office with ID.)

    Friday, Week 10: Using the provided web page, submit your diploma mailing address.

    Spring Commencement Ceremony Deadlines:

    • Eligibility to Attend
    • Register
    • Commencement

    Students that have completed a degree Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Winter 2016 or that are pending award of their degree in Spring 2016 may attend the Commencement ceremony.

    Undergraduates pending graduation for Summer or Fall 2016 that are within 12 credits of completing their degree may also request to participate by submitting a request and documentation of registration for the remaining credits no later than Wednesday week 8 of Spring term. Note, education students completing their teaching practicum in Fall term are not eligible to participate until the following June's commencement.

    Students that have not yet had their degree awarded should be aware that participation in the Commencement ceremony does not mean you have been awarded your degree. Please be sure to follow through with all remaining requirements after Commencement.

    Week 6 thru Week 8: Register online to attend the Commencement Ceremony. The last date to officially register is Friday, May 20, 2016.

    The Commencement Ceremony will take place June 11, 2016.

    To order a cap and gown for commencement, please visit the University Bookstore's website.




    Feb 8-19

    Meet with your advisor to remove academic advising hold.

    Feb 19

    Last day to withdraw with a 'W' grade from courses for Winter term

    Feb 22

    Spring term registration begins.

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