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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  2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

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

Sept. 15, 2020 Jan. 11, 2021 April
5, 2021
June 25, 2021

Permit to Schedule Orals/Portfolio review/Final exam

Oct. 23, 2020 Feb. 19, 2021 May 21, 2021 July 23, 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

Nov. 6, 2020

Mar.5, 2021
June 04, 2021
Aug. 6, 2021

ALL degree requirements completed

Nov. 20, 2020 Mar. 19, 2021 June 11, 2021 Aug. 20, 2021


  • 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 -this is the link to the June 12, 2021 ceremonies. 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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