Steps for Graduate Students

DEGREE SEEKING GRADUATE LEVEL STUDENTS

Graduate student seeking a Master, Specialist, or Doctorate degree should follow the below steps in order to apply and prepare for graduation.

Step 1. Degree seeking students (students seeking a Masters, Specialist or Doctorate degree) should submit the Online Graduate Application for Graduation* and $40.00 application fee prior to the appropriate deadline listed below:

Graduate Application Deadlines
Spring Graduation - October 1
Summer Graduation - March 1
Fall Graduation - August 1

*To access the Online Graduation Application and Fee Payment, logon to MyUWG, click on the Banweb tab, select "Student Services & Financial Aid", and then, "Graduation Application". 

Step 2.  Thesis or Dissertation track

*If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then it is due to the Library on the following workday by 5:00 p.m.

Step 3. If you are obtaining a Master of Arts (M.A.) in English or History, you will need to satisfy the Foreign Language Proficiency degree requirement. Click here if you would like to see additional information on the Graduate Foreign Language Exam schedule and process.

Step 4. Meet with your Advisor or Program Coordinator to ensure that you have completed or will complete all of your program requirements.

Step 5. Check your MyUWG email account frequently for updates on your graduation status.

Step 6. The tentative list for Fall 2015 graduate graduation candidates will be available soon.  This list is not confirmation that those included are meeting all degree requirements.  Final grades have not been submitted for summer 2015 and student graduation is contingent upon the grades recorded.  The list is a representation of students that have applied for graduation and are possible graduation candidates. For any questions please contact the graduation team at graduation@westga.edu from your myUWG email account. Please remember to include your student ID number. 

Step 7. Pay all fees owed to the University. This includes parking tickets, obligations to the library, or any other departmental fees.

Step 8. Complete the Alumni Information Form

Step 9. If your graduation plans change or you need to be deferred, please contact the Graduation Team at graduation@westga.edu.

Step 10. Click here to return to Graduation page to learn about other important details.