Deadlines to apply for graduation


Graduation Date  Apply Deadline
May 2017 September 2, 2016
August 1, 2017 May 26, 2017
December 2017 February 10, 2017

To apply for graduation, please come to the 3rd floor of the Turley Student Service Center.  You will need to complete the graduation application, pay the graduation fee (if you have not already done so) and make an appointment for your official degree audit.  When you apply for graduation, your major must match the major you are graduating with for that specific term.  If not you will need to complete a major change form before your application will be processed.

*Students graduating from the College of Science & Technology with an Associate’s degree will be charged a $25.00 graduation fee.  They must change their major to the Bachelor’s degree at that time of submitting the application if they have not already done so.  The fee for the Bachelor’s degree will remain the same, $50.00.  Students receiving both degrees in the same semester will complete two graduation applications and pay a total of $75.00.

Graduate Students

Candidates for graduation must officially apply.  The deadline to apply for graduation for the spring and summer terms is February 1st. The deadline to apply for graduation for the fall semester is September 1st.

Graduation Fees

Graduate Students - $70.00

Undergraduate Students - $50.00

College of Science &Technology Associate Degrees - $25.00

A late fee for graduation will be accessed the day after the deadline to apply for graduation.

All accounts must be reconciled to zero dollars prior to the diploma being released.  Failure to do so will result in your diploma being withheld.

Degree Audit Appointments

It is important to apply early or by the deadline for graduation and to complete your degree audit appointment to make sure that you are ready to graduate.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APPOINTMENT TIMES ARE LIMITED AND DO FILL UP.

To schedule an audit appointment, please call Stephanie at 304-367-4142 or Suzanne at 304-367-4659 or stop by the Turley Student Service Center, 3rd floor Turley Building.  Please check your student email account often for degree audit update information.

  • May 2017 graduates – schedule audit appointments August 30, 2016 – November 17, 2016
  • August/December 2017 graduates – schedule audit appointments January 24, 2017 – April 20, 2017 and July 5, 2017 – August 3, 2017

Commencement Information

There will not be a winter 2016 commencement.  All graduates from August and December 2016 will be invited to attend the Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony, May 13, 2017.  All degree candidates for May 2017 will receive commencement information the first week of February 2017 by mail. 

146th Commencement