When to apply for graduation

Graduation applications will not be accepted past the established deadline dates

Graduation       Last day to apply

Spring               December 1

Summer I          February 1

Summer II         February 1

Fall                    August 1

Don't miss out! Get your application into the Registrar's Office by the deadline.

Graduate students: how to apply for graduation

Applications for graduate level degrees and graduate certifications are listed below:

Graduate Degree

Graduate Certificate

Submit the completed application to the Registrar's Office.  A completed Graduate Permanent Program form must be on file in the Registrar's Office before your academic record can be audited for degree requirements

A separate audit is required for each degree or graduate certificate to be received. For instance, a student graduating with both a master's degree and a graduate certificate must submit separate applications and receive a separate audit for each.

The result of your graduation audit will be sent to you by email approximately 8-10 weeks after your application has been received by the Registrar's Office.


A $45 fee will be applied to your student account when the application is submitted to the Registrar’ Office

Application deadlines:

  • Spring (April) deadline is December 1
  • Summer I and Summer II (August*) deadline is February 1
  • Fall (December) deadline is August 1

*Note: no commencement ceremony is held in August. August graduates have the option to participate in June or December commencement.

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Office of the Registrar
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
269 387-4300 | 269 387-3545