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Contact your advisor
Prior to completing a Graduation Application, students should consult with their academic advisors, check their Degree Audits, and reference the appropriate Academic Catalog to make sure all graduation requirements will be met prior to the graduation date.
Fall 2014 prospective graduates can apply for graduation until October 31, 2014.
Spring 2015 online graduation applications will become available November 3, 2014.
Graduation applications are generally available beginning the 5th week of the current term (not the graduation term) through Friday of the 4th week of the graduation term.
For additional information on dates and deadlines, please refer to Academic Dates & Deadlines.
For Commencement information, please refer to the Commencement website.
To make any changes to the information on your graduation application, or to cancel your application, you must contact the Office of the Registrar or by email at email@example.com.
- If you are changing your Diploma Name, be sure all spelling, punctuation, and capitalization is correct; this is how your name will appear on your diploma.
If you are not currently enrolled in courses for Fall 2014, but wish to apply for graduation in that term, you will NOT be able to apply online. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Student ID number (970......)
- Name (as you wish it to appear on your diploma)
- Term in which you wish to graduate
- Major(s)/Minor(s) you are applying to graduate in
- Address (to mail diploma to)
NOTE: You must declare the major/minor prior to being allowed to apply for graduation. If you need to declare a major/minor and or change your major/minor, see: Declaring or changing a major prior to submitting your request to apply for graduation.
Double Major or Dual Degree
Students pursing more than one degree seeking program must submit the online graduation application for EACH program. Follow the instructions below for each program for which you are applying to graduate. Please note:
- Students must declare any/all programs before they can apply to graduate in any/all of them; see Declaring or changing a major for more information.
- To graduate with more than one degree seeking program, the requirements for both programs must be completed by the graduation date (this does not apply to Certificates and/or AA degrees).
- If requirements for all undergraduate programs will not be met by the graduation date, graduation should either be delayed until all requirements are met, or the program that will not be completed should be dropped.
- See Declaring or changing a major for more information on removing a program.
- After graduation, if a student decides to continue pursuing a program that was previously dropped, they must reapply through the Office of Admissions as a second degree seeking student.
- Please see the Academic Catalog for more information regarding second degree seeking requirements.
Undergraduate, Master's, and Specialist Degrees
Select the Student Academic Records app in MyUWF.
Click the Apply to Graduate link.
Select the appropriate term.
The term displayed should be the term of the student's latest registration; the curriculum for that term will display.
Not registered for courses in the fall?If you are not registered for Fall 2014, you will not be able to apply for graduation online (there will be no term available in the drop down), please contact the Office of the Registrar, or email: email@example.com with your information (be sure to include your Diploma Name if different from your name on record - be sure all spelling, punctuation, and capitalization is correct; this is how your name will appear on your diploma).
If you do not have any curriculum eligible for to apply for graduation, OR the online graduation applications are not yet open, you will receive the message:
Verify the curriculum information is correct (correct program, etc) and select the radio dial next to the curriculum for which you wish to graduate.
If curriculum is incorrect, contact Office of the Registrar to update your program information (may require submission of Change of Major form).
Select the Graduation Date (applications are only open for one term at a time).
Using the "One of Your Names" drop-down box, you may choose one of the following options:
Name of record.
Input new name: If you choose this option, be sure all spelling, punctuation, and capitalization is correct; this is how your name will appear on your diploma.
Using the "One of Your Addresses" drop-down menu, select a mailing address for the diploma.
Confirm the information displayed on the Diploma Mailing Address Selection screen is correct. You may update the information if incorrect.
Review information found on the Graduation Application Summary page prior to submission.
Click Submit Request.
You will get an Application Signature Page confirming your application has been successfully submitted.
Associate of Arts (AA Degrees)
Students pursuing an AA degree must "declare" their AA the same way a major/minor is declared.
- Complete the Undergraduate Change of Major Form (even for a graduate level certificate), with "AA Degree" indicated as the Secondary Major.
- Once this has been processed by the Office of the Registrar, you will be able to apply for graduation in the AA degree online using the instructions above.
AA Degrees cannot be awarded at the same time as an undergraduate degree; the AA degree must be awarded first.
AA's are only awarded to currently enrolled students.
When applying online for your AA degree, you will only select the AA curriculum, not your undergraduate degree curriculum.
Candidates for Doctoral Degrees should complete and submit the paper Doctoral Application for Graduation (paper form ONLY; not available online) to the Graduate Studies Office in the College of Professional Studies by the appropriate deadline.
Doctoral graduation applications are available in the Office of the Registrar, Bldg. 18, Pensacola Campus or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificates - not yet available to apply online
Students pursuing a Certificate (at any level) must declare their Certificate using the Declaration of Certificate form.
To earn the certificate, student's should complete the Completion of Certificate form.
- There is no application for graduation for a minor(s).
- Minors are only awarded concurrently with a Bachelor's degree.
- Students who have declared a minor and who have met all requirements for the minor by the graduation date, will automatically have the minor awarded at the point of degree conferral.
- If you have declared a minor(s), but will not meet the requirements by the graduation date, you must either postpone your graduation or remove your minor.
- To remove your minor (you no longer wish to receive the minor), use the Change of Major form (linked above in the AA section, or see Declaring or changing a major ) to remove/delete the minor(s).
- To postpone/cancel your graduation application (to continue requirements for your minor/program), please notify email@example.com or contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.
Viewing Graduation Applications