Candidates for graduation should apply to the Registrar's Office two regular semesters prior to the anticipated completion of graduation requirements.
How to Apply
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Candidates are notified of remaining degree requirements after applying for graduation.
The final responsibility for being informed about and adhering to graduation requirements rests with the individual student.
To see graduation requirements for a Master's degree, please refer to the individual program in the Academic Catalog.
To be eligible for a bachelor's degree, students must satisfy the following requirements:
Graduating With Honors
Honors noted in the Commencement program are based upon the grade point average at the end of the fall semester. Honors designations noted in the program are subject to change based on the calculation of final grade point averages for students attending May and Summer terms. Grade point averages are not rounded in order to achieve honors.
Students Who Started at Westminster College in Fall 2010 or later:
Honors are awarded to undergraduate students who complete 60 hours of coursework at Westminster with letter grades and who meet the following criteria:
*Eligible students are undergraduate students who complete 60 hours of coursework at Westminster with letter grades.
The grade point averages necessary to meet honors criteria are based on the previous year's graduating class GPA. The GPAs required to receive honors for graduation is determined after the entire class has been graduated in August and are published during the Fall semester.
After graduation processing has been completed, you will be notified when diplomas are available for pick up in the Registrar’s Office free of charge. Picture ID is required and all holds with the school must be cleared in order to release your diploma. You may also choose to have your diploma mailed to you by completing the Diploma Mailing Request Form. To ensure that your diploma arrives safely, all diplomas are mailed via certified mail; there is a $20.00 fee associated with this service.