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One of the last steps you need to take before receiving your degree is to apply for graduation.  Before you apply, you should make an appointment to see your academic advisor to ensure you have completed all degree requirements.

You must apply for graduation in Academica no later than the end of the fifth week of classes in the semester you plan on graduating.   To submit an application, select "Student Resources", then select "Student Records", then select "Apply for Degree or Certificate".  It is imperative that you complete the entire application, finalize payment (if applicable) and click on the "submit" button or your application will not be processed.  A confirmation page will be sent to your WSU email address within 24 hours of submitting the application.

IMPORTANT:  Please do not use a mobile device, such as a tablet or smartphone, as they may cause an error to occur during the payment process.  Use of a PC (set to accept all "cookies") is highly recommended.

For Undergraduate, Post-Bachelor and MD students there is a $40 non-refundable graduation fee that must be paid before your application for graduation can be considered.  Payment must be made in the online application for graduation by either credit card or electronic check.  If you are currently registered, you can also choose to add the fee to your student account.

Effective Fall 2014, there is no longer an application fee for Graduate, Law and PharmD students.

If you have any questions, e-mail the Graduation Office at studentservice@wayne.edu or call us at (313) 577-2100.

Diplomas and certificates for all levels are 10" x 8".

**Commencement Ceremonies are held in May and December.  Those fulfilling their degree requirements in the Spring/Summer term may choose to attend either ceremony.  For further information please see the Commencement website at commencement.wayne.edu.