The University of West Georgia awards degrees three times a year corresponding with the end of each semester and only to the students who have applied and who are meeting all graduation requirements at the time final grades are posted.
How to Apply:
Students should submit the Undergraduate Application for Graduation along with the $40 (per degree) application fee to the Enrollment Services Center, first floor Parker Hall by the appropriate deadline listed below.
Spring Graduation - October 1
Summer Graduation - March 1
Fall Graduation - August 1
The graduation application and $40 (per degree) non-refundable application fee can be deferred up to one year from the initial term of scheduled graduation. For example, a student who applies for spring 2012 graduation would have until spring 2013 to graduate without having to complete another application for graduation or pay the $40 (per degree) graduation fee. If the student does not graduate within one year from the original scheduled graduation date, the student must reapply for graduation and pay the $40 (per degree) application fee again.
- Candidates may choose to meet the degree requirements of the current catalog or any catalog within six years prior to graduation, provided that the candidate was enrolled in the degree program during the year of the catalog chosen.
- A student’s graduation will be delayed one semester if:
- all incomplete (I) grades are not removed and a grade recorded in the Registrar’s Office by the grade deadline of the term in which the student is graduating;
- transient, study abroad, credit by exam or any other type of credit is not recorded in the Registrar’s Office by the grade deadline of the term in which the student is scheduled to graduate;
- the student is not meeting graduation requirements after grades are posted for the term in which the student is scheduled to graduate.
- Students are encouraged to attend graduation. If attendance is not possible, the student should notify the Registrar’s Office. A student may participate in only one graduation ceremony per degree earned.