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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  2022

Winter 2023

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

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. 27, 2022 Jan. 10, 2023 April
3, 2023
June 22, 2023

Permit to Schedule Orals/Portfolio review/Final exam

Nov. 11, 2022 Feb. 17, 2023 May 19, 2023 July 21, 2023

Thesis Option Students
Download Guidelines/Regulations
Download Thesis Submission Flow Chart

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

Dec. 2, 2022

Mar. 10, 2023

June 2, 2023

Aug. 11, 2023

ALL degree requirements completed

Dec. 9, 2022 Mar. 17, 2023 June 9, 2023 Aug. 18, 2023


  • Final Folder Check Requests -  - Fill out this 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-Commencement Ceremony information -this is the link to the June 9, 2023 information. 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 by degree you will need.


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