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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

Please follow these timelines rather than the deadlines posted by the registrar for undergraduate students.



Fall  2019

Winter 2020

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Final Folder Check
This is your application for graduation or to earn a certificate.
If for any reason you do not finish the quarter that you have requested the folder check for you must complete another folder check for the quarter that you will graduate or complete your certificate program. Results & required forms are emailed to your CWU EMAIL ADDRESS

On line Form

Oct. 01, 2019 Jan. 14, 2020 April
07, 2020
June 24, 2020

Permit to Schedule Orals/Portfolio review/Final exam

Nov. 15, 2019 Feb. 21, 2020 May 08, 2020 July 17, 2020

Thesis Option Students
Download Guidelines
Download Thesis Submission Flow Chart

- Final "Turn It In" version will be due  and all fees paid by these dates

Dec. 2, 2019

Mar.13, 2020
May 29, 2020
Aug. 7, 2020

ALL degree requirements completed

Dec. 13, 2019 Mar. 20, 2020 June 12, 2020 Aug. 21, 2020


  • Final Folder Check Requests - must be done on line - click Here for the web form.

  • Fees: The following fees must be paid: $50 Graduate degree fee for all students. Students completing a thesis will be charged an additional $25 Master's Thesis processing fee.

  • Projects are submitted directly to your department.
  • Thesis are submitted through Canvas. You must have access to Canvas (indicated on your final folder request).
  • All degree candidates must complete the Exit Survey.

  • ALL degree and certificate requirements including clearance of "incompletes" must be cleared by the ALL degree requirements completed deadline (Above).

  • Graduate Hooding and Commecement Ceremony information will be found here once it is current for 2019 graduation. Students earning a certificate (and not a master's degree) are not eligible to partipate.

    Master's degree recipients wear hoods as part of their regalia, you can find what color hood you need here.


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