All students intending to graduate with a degree or certificate are required to submit a Graduation Application in the Spring prior to the expected graduation year.
The Graduation Application consists of both a completed Degree Completion Worksheet (DCW) and Application for Graduation form, which the student must submit to the Registrar’s Office by June 1st prior to the year in which the student intends to graduate. The Registrar’s Office will review the application as part of a Degree Audit and notify the student (via an email to the student’s Westminster student email address) of the results, along with the Registrar's recommended approval or denial for graduation. Students whose applications are received by the submission deadline will receive their Degree Audit results before the start of the following Fall semester. Students whose applications are received after the submission deadline are not guaranteed Degree Audit results before the start of the following Fall semester. The student is responsible for completing all program requirements, including registering for the correct courses, whether or not he/she receives the Registrar Office’s Degree Audit prior to the Fall semester of the expected graduating year.
5.8.b Commencement Ceremony
Students who are recommended by the Registrar's Office for graduation should review the Commencement webpage for further requirements no later than February of their graduating year.
All questions regarding commencement should be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office.
5.8.b1 Graduating in Absentia
For more information on Graduating in Absentia please see section 5.3.a.