Graduation Information for Bachelor's Degree

Monitor your academic progress toward degree completion by logging into Degree Works. Degree Works allows you to see your degree program and how coursework is currently being applied toward your progress for graduation. Degree Works is available to all undergraduate students with a catalog year of 2010 or later.

Application for Graduation Process

Students should apply for graduation prior to completing 88 credit hours.

Contact your college advisor to receive approval to submit your application for graduation. Once your advisor has cleared you to apply for graduation:

  1. Log in to goWMU with your Bronco NetID and password at
  1. Click the "Apps" navigation item in the top menu bar.
  2. Scroll down to the “For students” app list and select the “Application for Graduation" link. 
  3. Follow the prompts.

You can also find the application by using goWMU's search bar. Simply search “graduation” and click the article. 

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation message to your WMU email address, and a $55 fee will be applied to your student account. Your graduation auditor will perform a thorough audit of your academic history. Once the audit is completed (usually within four to six weeks), a confirmation will be sent to your WMU email address with any outstanding requirements. 

Application FOR Graduation deadlines

Applications must be submitted by the deadlines below. Earlier submission up to one year before your planned graduation date is strongly encouraged; you may change your graduation date at any point after the audit without paying an additional application fee.

  • April graduation deadline: October 1
  • June graduation deadline: February 1
  • August graduation deadline: February 1
  • December graduation deadline: February 1

Additional information

No commencement ceremony is held in August. August graduates are invited to participate in the June commencement ceremony.