Awarding of Degrees
Degrees are awarded at the end of each semester, upon completion of all departmental and university requirements.
All degree requirements must be complete 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, 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 an 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.
A printed diploma is available for order by completing a Diploma Request in MyUWF. Please allow 6-8 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.
Diploma name changes may be requested in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 financial holds, including Exit Counseling, must be cleared before the diploma will be released. Email email@example.com if all financial holds are cleared and you have not received your diploma.