Deadlines to Apply for Graduation

Graduation MonthApplication DeadlineDegree Posting
MayMarch 3rd, 2017Middle to Late May
AugustJuly 7th, 2017Middle to Late August
DecemberOctober 6th, 2017Late December to Middle January

Note: Students must apply during the term they intend to graduate

Instructions for the Electronic Graduation Application (Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional)

Things you will need:

  • Diploma/Certificate Mailing Address
  • Please have this information ready before you start the application process.


  • Log in to the WVU Portal
  • Click on the STAR Tab
  • Click on the link “Click here to log into DegreeWorks”
  • Next to the Graduation Application field, click the “Apply to Graduate” link

Note: If you are applying for multiple degrees and for a certificate in addition to you primary degree/major, you must apply for each degree/certificate independently. After you have applied to graduate for the primary degree

1. Go back to the portal and click on the STAR Tab
2. Click on the link “Student Services and Housing”
3. Click “Student Records”
4. Click “Apply to graduate”

For Doctoral Students:

Things you will need:

  • Semester of Admission to Candidacy
  • Date of Passage of Qualifying Exams
  • Dissertation Title
  • Editing your dissertation title in the ETD Database will not update it in the BANNER system. Please notify the Registrar’s Office Graduation unit with any updates to your title after submitting your application as it is essential that the two databases match.
  • Names of Dissertation Committee Members
  • Please have all this information ready before you start the application process. If you are unsure of any of this information, please contact your graduate advisor.

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