Apply for graduation

Application deadline/process

All students must submit their graduation application via Academica by the specified dates to be eligible to participate in commencement. Submitting your graduation application notifies the university that you are completing your degree requirements in that semester and will add you to the list to participate in the commencement ceremony

Spring/summer 2024

For students completing courses during the spring/summer 2024 semester (August), the deadline to apply to graduate is Friday, May 31, 2024. This application will open Feb. 10, 2024. There is not a ceremony in August for spring/summer graduates, you may choose to participate in the May Ceremony or December Ceremony. If you applied for graduation before March 10th, you will be added into the May ceremony. If you apply after that, you will be added into the December ceremony. You may not change your ceremony after you are added to one. If you would like your name to appear in the winter 2024 commencement program, you must apply to graduate between Feb. 12 and March 10, 2024. Should you apply to graduate after this date, your name will appear in the fall 2024 commencement program. 

Walking in commencement does not mean that you have completed your degree requirements or that you will receive your diploma. Please verify with both your major advisor in your department and/or your general academic advisor to be certain that you have completed all of your degree requirements.

For additional information, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website.

Academic status

Please review your Degree in Degree Works and contact your academic advisor if you are unsure whether all your requirements have been met or if you have any questions. 

Ph.D./Ed.D. candidates

Ph.D. candidates, please contact the Graduate School Ph.D. Office at to confirm the exact requirements you need to complete to participate in commencement.

Ed.D. candidates, please contact the College of Education Graduate Advising Office at 313-577-1635 to confirm the exact requirements you must complete to participate in commencement.

Please check your WSU email for correspondence and messages from the Commencement Office.