Be sure to confirm your anticipated graduation date with your advisor. If your graduation term is not available, go to the Registrar's Office to complete a Late Graduation Application form.
If you apply for graduation late, your name may not appear in the Commencement Booklet.
Effective August 28, 2017, a one-time graduation fee of $99 will be charged to your account when you apply for graduation. This graduation fee is an increase from the $89 fee charged to students who applied for graduation prior August 28, 2017. The fee covers the cap, gown, hood, tassel, charm, diploma and cover and 10 announcements.
Your Graduation Analyst reviews only the General Education requirements. Once the review is completed, an email is sent to notify the student that a Graduation Note has been placed on their Degree Progress Report.
Student's Major and Minor requirements are reviewed and cleared by their Academic Advisor.
Graduation Analysts see students in the Registrar's Office, 25 University Ave. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year. You must have applied for graduation to see a Graduation Analyst.
Run Your Degree Progress Report
At least 30 of your last 60 credits must be taken at WCU. At least 50% of the major and at least 50% of the minor must be taken at WCU. The DPR does not calculate residency requirements, so they must be checked manually.
Run your DPR (myWCU) every term and review with your advisor.
Make sure you have a 300/400 level "Writing Emphasis" Course.
BIO102/ESS102/ENV102 do NOT count as Science General Education courses. Interdisciplinary courses can NOT be used in a Distributive General Education area.
Check "Total Adjusted Credits": you need a minimum of 120.
Check minimum GPA and total credit requirement of Major.
Transfers: Make sure transfer credits are posted.
Clear any holds on your record. You will not receive a diploma until all holds are cleared.
Students must pay all parking tickets prior to graduating. The Department of Public Safety has an online service for students to pay their tickets. Your WCU login and password is required. Pay parking tickets online now.
Graduation Honors Information
Graduation honors are awarded as follows, based on your final transcript:
Cum Laude: 3.250-3.499
Magna Cum Laude: 3.500-3.749
Summa Cum Laude: 3.750-4.000
The honors list for Commencement is based on the GPA from the next-to-last semester before a student graduates.
Students who do not earn honors until the end of their final semester will have the honors recorded on their diplomas and final transcripts, where all honors are recorded.
Financial Aid: Final Checks
If you received a Federal Student Loan as part of your financial aid package, you are required to complete an Exit Interview before you graduate.
Financial Aid will clear your Financial Aid alert on myWCU typically within 24-72 hours of you completing your Exit Counseling.
You now have the unique opportunity to enhance your résumé and prepare for life after graduation by completing a #WCUFinLit Certification in areas such as Personal Finance and Managing Credit. Please visit the #WCUFinLit web portal to learn more.
If you'd like a one-on-one consultation, please email TNuccio@wcupa.edu in the Office of Financial Aid.