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Graduation Application

Students need to formally apply for graduation one semester prior to their intended graduation date.

If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible to graduate we recommend you schedule an appointment with your academic adviser to review your program requirements, resolve any problems or discrepancies, and determine your appropriate graduation date. 

Summer courses or internship? Planning to walk in May?
If you plan to enroll in courses or an internship over the summer, then you are a summer graduation applicant that can walk in the May ceremony, not a spring graduation applicant.

Undergraduate Application

Graduation - all requirements will be done by: Link on WildcatsOnline available on: Applications due by:
December 2020 Feb. 15, 2020 April 6, 2020
May 2021 Oct. 1, 2020 Nov. 15, 2020
August 2021 (walk in spring)* Dec. 15, 2020 March 8, 2021
August 2021 (walk in fall)* Dec. 15, 2020 April 5, 2021
December 2021 Feb. 15, 2021 April 5, 2021

*Summer graduation applications submitted after March 8 will be considered for inclusion in ONLY the fall commencement ceremony and program, NOT the spring commencement ceremony and program. Summer applicants who want to participate in the spring commencement ceremony (before completing all required coursework) should confirm that their advisors have completed the application review process for their applications by March 15.

 

Application Instructions

  1. Log in to WildcatsOnline.
  2. On the Home tab, choose the "graduation application" link, then select “please apply here."
  3. The graduation application eForm will then appear.
  4. Lastly, remember to submit when finished. 

Note: If you don't see the "graduation application" link, it might be for one of the following reasons:

  • The link might not be available yet. Check back on this page for the available dates.
  • This link only appears to students who are close to graduation and have above 80 credit hours at WSC. 
  • You have already applied for graduation. 

If you still believe you are ready to graduate and do not see this link, please contact our office. 

Graduate Application

Graduation - all requirements will be done by: Link on WildcatsOnline available on: Applications due by:
December 2020 Feb. 15, 2020 Aug. 28, 2020
May 2021 Oct. 1, 2020 Jan. 22, 2021
August 2021 (May Commencement*) Dec. 15, 2020 Jan. 22, 2021
August 2021 (December Commencement) Dec. 15, 2020 May 28, 2021
December 2021 Feb. 12, 2021 Sept. 3, 2021

*Summer graduates with no more than 6 credit hours of coursework, and/or internship, and/or fieldwork, remaining to complete their degree during the summer are eligible to participate in May commencement. All other requirements (file paper, comprehensive examination, portfolio review, etc.) need to be completed in the timeline delineated for May graduates.

Application Instructions

  1. Log in to WildcatsOnline.
  2. On the Home tab, choose the "graduation application" link, then select “please apply here."
  3. The graduation application eForm will then appear.
  4. Lastly, remember to submit when finished. 

Note: If you don't see the "graduation application" link, it might be for one of the following reasons:

  • The link might not be available yet. Check back on this page for the available dates.
  • This link only appears to students who are close to graduation and appear to have 9 hours or less to complete their degree at WSC. 
  • You have already applied for graduation. 

If you still believe you are ready to graduate and do not see this link, please contact your advisor or our office: 
Becky Keen
Office of Distance and Continuing Education
402-241-6546
bekeen1@wsc.edu

 

Graduate Degree Timelines - MBA, MSOM, MSE, and Ed.S.

Fall 2020 (December 2020 graduates)

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Application opens
  • Aug. 28, 2020 - Applications due
  • Aug. 28, 2020 - Approval of transfer coursework
  • Aug. 28, 2020 - Request for final research and/or comprehensive exams due
  • Sept. 25-Oct. 5, 2020 - Comprehensive exams
  • Oct. 2, 2020 - IP coursework removed
  • Oct. 28, 2020 - Final research project and/or comprehensive exam filed (final requirements vary by program)

Spring 2021

  • Oct. 1, 2020 - Application opens
  • Jan. 22, 2021 - Applications due
  • Jan. 22, 2021 - Approval of transfer coursework
  • Jan. 22, 2021 - Request for final research and/or comprehensive exams due
  • Feb. 19, 2021 - IP coursework removed
  • March 5-15, 2021 - Comprehensive exams 
  • April 9, 2021 - Final research and/or comprehensive exam filed (final requirements vary by program)

Summer 2021 (August 2021 graduates walking in May)

  • Dec. 15, 2020 - Application opens
  • Jan. 22, 2021 - Applications due
  • May 28, 2021 - Request for final research and/or comprehensive exams due
  • June 4-14, 2021 - Comprehensive exams
  • June 25, 2021 - IP coursework removed
  • July 14, 2021 - Final research project and/or comprehensive exam filed (final requirements vary by program)

Summer 2021 (August 2021 graduates walking in December)

  • Dec. 15, 2020 - Application opens
  • May 28, 2021 - Applications due
  • May 28, 2021 - Approval of transfer coursework
  • May 28, 2021 - Request for final research and/or comprehensive exams due
  • June 4-14, 2021 - Comprehensive exams
  • June 25, 2021 - IP coursework removed
  • July 14, 2021 - Final research project and/or comprehensive exam filed (final requirements vary by program)