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Step-by-step guide to applying for graduation in Student Center.


Note: Graduate students who apply will still need to contact their major program to request a degree warrant from the Graduate School on their behalf.

Step-by-Step

  1. Login to MyUW.
  2. Click on the Student Center tile, then the Academic Records tile.

    Student Center tile Academic records tile

  3. From the menu on the left, click on "Apply for Graduation".

    Apply for graduation tab

  4. Click on the Apply for Graduation link for the Degree in which you are graduating.
    Please note: students do not apply to graduate for additional majors or certificates -- just degrees.

    Begin an Application for Graduation

  5. Select the term in which you expect to receive your degree. Click the Continue button.

    Select Intended Degree Completion Term

  6. Select the commencement ceremony in which you plan to participate. Answer the two questions relating to how your name will print in the Commencement Program

    Select Commencement Ceremony Preferences

    Note: PhD, DMA and MFA students: You will have the option of entering a Faculty Escort for the commencement ceremony. If you do not know it at this time, you can update the information after the application has been submitted.

    Optional Faculty Escort

  7. Click the Submit Application button. You will be taken to a Confirmation page. You should also receive an email stating you have successfully applied.

    Submit Application

  8. Verify your Name, Address, Degree and Commencement information.

    Verify/Confirm Application for Graduation Details
  • Your diploma will be mailed to your home address on record. In case you would like your diploma to be sent to a different address, add a "Diploma" address-
    Click the Add/Update Address link on your confirmation page or go to MyUW>Student Center>Profile>Addresses.
    For more information, see Student Center - Updating Your Contact Information.

  • International Students: Your diploma will be mailed to your diploma address on record. Without a diploma address on record, your diploma will not be ordered.
    If you don't already have one on file, you'll need to add a "Diploma" address- Click the Add/Update Address link on your confirmation page or go to MyUW>Student Center>Profile>Addresses.
    For more information, see Student Center - Updating Your Contact Information.

    Diploma Address - International Students




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Owner:Dana S.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2005-11-06 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-09-15 15:24 CDT
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