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Graduation & Commencement Information

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Graduation APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended: Friday, November 4, 2022 - CLOSED
as outlined in the Academic Calendar
If you will or believe you will be completing degree requirements at the end of the Spring 23 term, you are required to apply for graduation to receive a degree.
 You must apply for Spring 23 Graduation in the term PRIOR (see dates below), per new policies and noted in the 2022-23 Catalog and Academic Calendars.

Spring Information
  • Application for Spring Graduation
    Opens Monday October 3rd, 2022 
    Deadline: Friday, November 4th, 2022

                  as outlined in the Academic Calendar
    Do not postpone and miss the deadline!

All Graduates & Undergraduates will be charged an application fee.
  • 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


             GENERAL F.A.Q.             


  1. Students who will, or believe they will complete all degree requirements at the end of the next term should apply now. 
  2. Click the Graduation Application box below, read the information displayed on the page  
    • Graduates & Undergraduates; Use the Graduation Application link
      • You will receive Commencement and Regalia information and instructions within the application so, Please Read Carefully.
        • You must order your own Regalia via the instructions prior to the deadlines given in the Regalia box link below if you wish to participate in the  Commencement Ceremony.
    • Certificates & MEIL-Licensure; students not seeking the Master Degree will need to use the -NonDegree- link on the application page
  3. ​Submit your application.
  4. 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. 

Please click the boxes below for more information 


Announcement Record

5/15/23:           ***** REMINDER *****

While classes are over, final grades have not been released.
Once final grades are availble a final audit will be completed on each applicant.
For those completing final requirements, Degrees will first be awarded in the system to fulfill transcript requests as verification of degree. 
For student meeting all obligations, balances and or holds will have their diploma ordered. 
Diplomas are custom made and take 5-7 weeks from the time of the order. 

4/7/23 - New Annoucemnet for Graduation and Ceremony details 

Please see the following sections for new information 

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