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Graduation Information

You've done it: you've taken the required classes, earned your credit hours, and developed the knowledge and skills that will lead you to a rewarding career. It's time to graduate. But before you get your degree and take part in the commencement ceremony, you need to apply to graduate.  

Find instructions on this process and other important graduation information below.  

How to Apply to Graduate

All students must apply to graduate. You can apply online.

  1. Log into
  2. Select 'FELiX/Student Self-Service' from the Student Links Card
  3. Next Select 'Student Profile'
  4. Then Select 'Apply for Graduation'
  5. Follow screen prompts

Deadlines to apply for graduation

Be sure to consult the listed dates below to ensure you've applied in time.

Undergraduate Students

Graduation Date  Priority Application Deadline Late Application Deadline**
Spring '24 Sept. 8, 2023 May 1, 2024
Summer '24 June 7, 2024 August 1, 2024
Fall '24 March 1, 2024 December 1, 2024


Graduate Students

Graduation Date  Application Deadline
Spring '24 March 1, 2024
Summer '24 June 7, 2023
Fall '24 October 14, 2024


Graduation Fees

Graduate Students - $70.00

Undergraduate Students - $50.00

Post-Master's Degree Certificates - $25.00

**Students who apply after the late application deadline may be subject to a late fee and are not guaranteed to receive a degree audit in time for registration. 

Check for any outstanding fees and holds

You are not allowed to receive your diploma or an official transcript if there are any unpaid fees or holds on your account. Please log into to check your account balance.

Once you have applied for graduation, a reapply hold will be placed onto your account just before registration for the following term. This hold is to prevent pending graduates from registering for a term past their graduation date without reapplying for admission.

Graduation Audit Appointments

It is important to apply early or by the deadline for graduation and to complete your graduation audit appointment to make sure that you are ready to graduate. Graduation audits are provided for students who have applied for graduation only.  All other students must see their academic advisor.  Graduation audits are provided via campus email accounts.

To request an audit, please call 304-367-4659 or email Please check your campus email account often for degree audit update information.  Master's degree students should see their Department advisor for degree audits.  Regents Bachelor of Arts students will need to meet with Pamela Stephens for degree audit information.  All education majors will see the College of Education for degree audit requests.

**Please note: Students who apply after the late application deadline may be subject to a late fee and are not guaranteed to receive a degree audit in time for registration. Graduation audits will not be processed during the months that Commencement Ceremonies are held (December and May).

Commencement Information Notes

Check your campus email account often for ceremony updates. You may also visit the Commencement webpage.

Caps and Gowns

Cap and gown is required to participate in Commencement. You may order your cap and gown online by Tuesday, March 26th, 2024. After the deadline, please contact the bookstore directly at 304-333-3636 to inquire about placing an order.



A Message From the Encova Career Development Center:

Dear Pending Graduate,

Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree! You are important to us, and we want to continue to serve you. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback is invaluable and will help us to improve the services the Encova Career Development Center offers to you and future students. The responses you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Link

Thank you for taking the time to help us in this effort!