Degree Completion

Degree Completion Deadlines

Summer 2022

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree June 10*
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis August 5
Degree Recommendation August 12
Last day of the quarter August 19

*Apply for your degree by May 6 to walk in the spring commencement ceremony.

Fall 2022

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree September 19
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis November 28
Degree Recommendation December 2
Last day of the quarter December 9

Winter 2023

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree December 9
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis March 3
Degree Recommendation March 10
Last day of the quarter March 17

Spring 2023

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree March 17
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis May 19
Degree Recommendation June 2
Last day of the quarter June 9

Ready to Graduate?

  1. Check your status in Degree Works 
  2. Submit your Degree Application by the deadline
  3. Complete your remaining requirements by the end of the quarter

Completing a Thesis?

  1. Submit an Oral Defense Schedule form two weeks before your defense
  2. Format your manuscript according to the guidelines
  3. Upload your defended thesis by the deadline

Note: The Registrar's Office mails diplomas approximately 6-8 weeks after the end of the quarter you graduate. Please email registrar.office@wwu.edu directly if you have questions.