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For information on the Commencement ceremony, please click here.

Graduation Process

Candidates for graduation should apply to the Registrar's Office two regular semesters prior to the anticipated completion of graduation requirements.

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the Graduation Application Form. You can either print this form from the link or come to the Registrar's Office to pick it up. You will also need degree audits, available through WebAdvisor or from our office.
  2. Take your degree audits to each of your advisors and get their signature.
  3. Bring the signed degree audits and the completed Application Form back to the Registrar's Office.

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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.

Master's Degree

To see graduation requirements for a Master's degree, please refer to the individual program in the Academic Catalog.

Bachelor's Degree

To be eligible for a bachelor's degree, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • complete a minimum of 124 semester credit hours, 30 of which must be upper division courses numbered 300 or above from a four-year institution (or 40 for students using Acacademic Catalogs 2008-2009 or older);
  • fulfill all liberal education requirements;
  • maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00 or above;
  • meet all course requirements and grade point average requirements in the major;
  • fulfill the residency requirements in their governing academic catalog;
  • maintain good academic standing.

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:

Summa Cum Laude Top 10 percent of eligible students*
Magna Cum Laude Second 10 percent of eligible students*
Cum Laude Third 10 percent of eligible students*

 *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 FormTo ensure that your diploma arrives safely, all diplomas are mailed via certified mail; there is a $20.00 fee associated with this service.