Steps to Graduation

Steps to Graduation

Congratulations! You're almost done - simply follow the steps to receive your degree.


Check Your Degree Audit

Check your degree audit with Degree Works to ensure you are on track to complete all necessary courses. Have all substitutions marked. If you have any  X, Y or XC grades, they will need to be changed before the end of your graduating term.


Apply to Graduate

A) Apply to Graduate

In order to be eligible for your degree, you will need to apply to graduate.
To apply for graduation, log into EagleNET. Under your ‘Student Record’ tab click Apply to Graduate.

  • If graduating in fall quarter or fall semester, apply by December 1, 2022.
  • If graduating winter quarter, apply by February 1, 2023.
  • If graduating in spring semester, apply by April 3, 2023.
  • If graduating in spring quarter, apply by May 1, 2023.
  • If graduating in summer quarter or summer semester, apply by July 6, 2023.

B) Pay your Graduation Fee* on EagleNET

You will not receive your diploma until all account fees have been paid.

*If you are an online accelerated student, please contact Graduate Programs Office at if you see this Graduation Fee.


Prepare Your Defense

If you are in a program with a comprehensive evaluation that requires a defense, you will need to fill out the Third Committee Member Request form found below. Third committee member assignments are only sent to you the quarter you defend, and after you have applied to graduate. Once you have your third member you will need to fill out and complete a TRA form* and submit it via email to the Graduate Programs Office ( 

*incomplete forms will be immediately sent back to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to completely fill out the form and to acquire the proper signatures. 

Third Committee Member Request Form

Reasons Your Graduation May Be Delayed:

If your expected program completion time is delayed until the next term, you must wait to take your final comprehensive examination until your final term.

If you have passed your final comprehensive examination, but still have not satisfied outstanding degree requirements two weeks after the end of the term, you will be moved to the next term for graduation.



Congratulations! For dates of the ceremony, information on ordering caps and gowns, and diplomas watch for an email from the Commencement Team or check the EWU Commencement page for updates.


Receive Your Diploma/Certificate

After all Grad Office requirements, academic program department requirements, and financial obligations to the institution have been met, then your diploma and/or certificate will be sent to the address you submitted in your graduation application. Diplomas and certificates will be shipped out at the end of each term* after all students have been awarded their degree.

*Online accelerated students who finish during session one will not receive their diploma/certificate until the end of the full term