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Degree Applications

All candidates for May graduation are required to file applications for their degrees in the office of the registrar by October 15 prior to graduation. Candidates for August graduation must file application for their degrees by March 31. Late applications may be taken within 30 working days of these deadlines. There will be a $100.00 late fee in addition to the graduation fee. If the late deadline is missed, the candidate will be moved to the next scheduled graduation ceremony.

Guidelines for Completing Application for Degree

(If you have problems with these forms, please call the Registrar’s Office, 601-318-6195)

Review the options of degree applications and select the appropriate degree form; i.e, BA (Bachelor of Arts), BS (Bachelor of Science), etc.

  • Download the form so that you can make data entry.
    Enter only your official name(s). No nicknames, please.
  • Enter course number and grades using your mouse and arrow keys. Fill in an entire column at a time; i.e., enter all course prefixes and numbers, move to hours column and fill in all hours, move to grades column and fill in all grades. If you find it necessary to add a line space, be sure it does not extend the form to a second page.
  • Enter only the courses required/necessary to complete your degree requirements. For courses still to be taken, enter the course number and hours if you and your advisor have agreed on specific requirements. If you only know the number of hours needed to complete degree requirements, enter the hours for each course. As you complete degree requirements, all remaining information will be entered by the Registrar’s Office.

After you have entered all courses, hours, and grades, take your application to your advisor(s) for signature and then to the Business Office for payment. After payment, submit your application to the Registrar’s Office.

To avoid late fees and to make sure you are included in your anticipated graduation ceremony, your application must be in the Registrar’s Office by the application deadline.

General Regulations and Requirements for All Degrees

Due Oct.15 for May graduation; due March 31 for August graduation.


College of Osteopathic Medicine

All candidates for May graduation are required to file applications for their degree by January 15th. The fee for the degree application is $50.00. Degree applications received after January 15th will be assessed a late fee of $200.00. The late and final deadline for all applications to be received is January 29th. The fee must accompany the degree application at the time it is turned in.

Guidelines for Completing Application for Degree

  • Enter all information on the form before downloading and printing it.
  • Enter only your official name (no nicknames) that you wish to be on your diploma.
  • Complete all the information at the top of the form.
  • The courses and hours have been filled in for you. You will only have to fill in your grades earned for specific courses by the deadline date.
  • Leave the grades blank for courses you have not had or completed by the application deadline.
  • After all information has been entered, download the form, and return with your signature and payment to the associate registrar of the COM. The form must be reviewed and signed by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the WCU COM and the COM Associate registrar before being turned in to the WCU registrar’s office.