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Awarding of Degrees

Degrees are awarded at the end of each semester, upon completion of all departmental and university requirements.

Degree Information

Degree Requirements

All degree requirements must be completed by the last day of the semester for which the graduation application is submitted. Students whose Graduation Application is denied for any reason or do not meet the requirements for graduation must submit a new application for the semester in which the requirements are met.


The Office of the Registrar will begin reviewing potential graduates approximately one week after grades are due. Awarding of degrees should be completed approximately one month following the review. Once your degree has been posted, your unofficial and official transcript will reflect this information. Be sure to review the step-by-step instructions for viewing your degree(s).

Please see the Baccalaureate Honors portion of the Undergraduate Academic Catalog for specific information used to determine baccalaureate honors. Be aware, the honors indicated on the commencement program are tentative since current semester courses are not included.


Students earning a bachelor's degree or higher will receive a courtesy electronic diploma at no cost. Electronic diplomas are issued 2-4 weeks following the degree award. All financial holds must be cleared before the diploma will be released.

After receiving the courtesy electronic diploma a printed diploma is available for order by completing a Diploma Request in MyUWF. Please allow 4-6 weeks for any printed diploma requests.


Students may view their unofficial transcript using the "Student Academic Records Menu" app in MyUWF. Students with holds preventing the release of Official Transcripts will not have access to Unofficial Transcripts.

The Office of the Registrar will begin awarding degrees approximately one month after grades are due. You may review your “Unofficial Transcript” in MyUWF to see if your degree has been posted. Once you have confirmed that your degree has been posted, you may order official transcripts at any time, which will reflect this information.

In Parchment, the address you enter for your Diploma Request will be used as your diploma mailing address. When placing your order, verify that the "Ship To" address shown in your order details is correct. Please see these instructions for Submitting a Diploma Request.

Diploma name changes may be requested in writing by emailing The diploma name must match the legal first and last name on file with the University. To change a legal first and/or last name on the diploma and the University record, you must submit a Student Data Change Form with supporting legal documentation. 

All students earning a bachelor's degree or higher will receive an electronic diploma at no cost 2-4 weeks after the degree has been awarded. Please check the email address associated with your student account, including the spam folder. All financial holds, including Exit Counseling, must be cleared before the diploma will be released. Email if all financial holds are cleared and you have not received your diploma.

If you have placed a Diploma Request through Parchment and have not received your mailed diploma within the timeframe listed on the Parchment website, please contact Parchment at for assistance with the status and, if necessary, a reissue of your diploma.