One of the last steps to take before receiving your degree is to apply for graduation. Before you apply, you should make an appointment with your academic advisor to ensure you have completed all degree requirements.

You must apply for graduation in Academica no later than the end of the fifth week of classes in the semester you plan on graduating. To submit an application, log in to Academica and select Student Resources, then Student Records and then Apply for Degree or Certificate. It is imperative to complete the entire application, finalize payment (if applicable) and submit it or your application will not be processed. A confirmation notice will be sent to your WSU email address within 24 hours of submission.

Important: Please do not use a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, as they may cause an error to occur during the payment process. Use of a PC (set to accept all cookies) is highly recommended.

For undergraduate, post-bachelor and M.D. students, there is a $40 non-refundable graduation fee that must be paid before your application can be considered. Payment must be made in the online application for graduation by either credit card or electronic check. If you are currently registered, you can also choose to add the fee to your student account. There is no application fee for graduate, law and PharmD students. Undergraduate students, who paid a Matriculation Fee in their first semester of enrollment, are not charged the $40 graduation application fee.

If you have any questions, e-mail the graduation office at or call us at 313-577-2100.

Diplomas and certificates for all levels are 10" x 8".

Commencement ceremonies are held in May and December. Those fulfilling their degree requirements in the spring/summer semester may choose to attend either ceremony. For more information, please visit