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Summer 2023 

GRADUATION INFORMATION

 

** THIS SITE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION AS IT IS AVAILABLE.
PLEASE CHECK BACK

IMPORTANT UPDATE- The application Deadline has been extended ...
until Friday, May 5, 2023; the final day of classes for 16 week full term.


*Reminder: Under new policy all students must apply for graduation in the term PRIOR to completing requirements.
  • Summer and Fall Graduation Applications will now be opened and closed simultaneous with the same deadlines during the previous Spring term.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:     
Friday, April 7, 2023 ⇒ Extended ► Friday, May 5, 2023
as outlined in the Academic Calendar

 
APPLICATION UPDATES 
 
The application has been modified to include all students completing any WVSU credential which include;
  • DEGREES: BACHELORS & MASTERS 

  • POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATES & LICENSURES

Within the application, please *carefully* select the correct credential in which you are applying and expect to complete by the end of the Fall term.

*Note: your current major should reflect the specific degree and major or certificate/licensure program in which you are applying and expect to complete, this should include the addition of or removal of any minors. Both your school record information and application must match 
  • You can check your major under MyState in Unofficial Transcripts and or MyDegree as well as Achieve.
  • If you need to make changes to your major or minor, we have online forms to make it fast and easy to change just click  STUDENT FORMS
An application fee will be charged to your account prior to the start of the term you graduate.
  • Early applications and fee charges allow the fee to be included as part your initial billing for the term and eligible for payment under many financial aid options.
    • See your Financial Aid Counselor for more information
  • Fees will not be assessed to students re-applying from a previously denied application.

**Important Note**

The graduation application is not located in MyState. 

MyState will not update application status. 
Please do not refer to MyState for Application information.
Everything you need is on this webpage

 


**Commencement is a celebratory event of recognition for those completing Bachelor and Master Degrees.

  • Students completing Post Graduate Certificates or Licensures will not be provided the additional Commencement and Regalia information




 

             GENERAL F.A.Q.             

 

Q: HOW DO I APPLY FOR GRADUATION? 

  1. Students who will, or believe they will complete all requirements at the end of the Summer term should apply now (term prior to completing requirements). 
  2. Click the Graduation Application box below, read the information displayed on the page  
    • All students completing any credential program should click the application and *carefully* select the correct credential expected to complete at the end of the term in which you are applying
    • Graduates & Undergraduates;
      • You will receive Commencement and Regalia information and instructions at a later date, once information is available.
      • Please monitor the website for all announcements and future time sensitive Regalia instructions, (emails will also be sent).
    • Certificates & Licensure; students seeking post graduate credentials programs or non-degree should use the same link, just be sure to select your correct credential. 
  3. ​Submit your application.
  4. Verify your current Major and or Minor if applicable in MyState matches your application input.
    1. Use Student Forms page above to resolve any differences to ensure you are evaluated for the appropriate program in which you are completing and have applied.
  5. Check out various links on this site for all the information you need, 



Q: I have completed the application, what now? 

  1. Fees will be applied after the application closes and must be paid prior to receiving transcripts or diplomas.
  2. Once the application has closed, all applicants will have a preliminary evaluation 
    • Registrar will consult and coordinate with each department.
  3. IF any action is required by the student, you will be notified immediately via your WVSU email
  4. Be sure to settle all institution obligations and requirements to your degree completion.
  5. Continue to monitor this site for more announcements on Graduation and Ceremony details as they are available.
  6. Take a deep breathe, exhale slowly. You are almost there!
  7. At the end of this term, after final grades are posted, a final review will be completed of all applicants for degree completion. 
  8. Diplomas will be custom ordered after ALL institutional obligations and academic requirements have been met and confirmed.
    1. Final Transcripts are available immediately upon confirmation of degree award and cleared obligations. (Obligations will show as a hold in MyState and unofficial transcripts  can be viewed to confirm degree award before ordering official transcript copies.
    2. For those with outstanding obligations (i.e. Balances, FA Exit Counseling) please ensure the completion prior to the Ceremony or no later then mid-week following the Ceremony, (when final grades are posted) to ensure fastest order and receipt of your diploma.
    3. See Fees & Obligations below for more information 


Please click the boxes below for more information 

**Students who applied during Spring, but did not complete requirements, must re-apply.

  • Applications do not roll from one term to the next.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
*We have added some additional information.
Please see the updated information to the left pertaining to new policies and application changes.

 
  • Extended deadline!!!
 
  • Summer 23 Graduation (& Fall 23) is now open.
  • Application Deadlines have been posted
  • Important Application changes have been posted









 

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