Registrar

Apply for Graduation

Students may earn an Associate of Arts degree by successfully completing a minimum of 60 units, including the 45 units of the General Education requirements (Communication & Calculation Skills and University Requirements) and the U.S. Racial/Ethnic Diversity requirement with a UW-Whitewater 2.00 cumulative GPA.  15 of the 60 units must be taken in coursework at UW-Whitewater.  Students must be enrolled at UW-Whitewater during the term in which the requirements are completed.  The General Education requirements are the same as those for baccalaureate degrees. Students do not need to complete GENED 390 but must complete a GH (humanities) course to complete University Requirements.  Please refer to the Associate of Arts Academic Advisement Report (AAR) for additional details on requirements.

Application for an Associate of Arts degree must be made no later than two years after the last term of attendance.  An Associate of Arts degree cannot be received at the same time as a baccalaureate degree or subsequent to the awarding of a baccalaureate degree.  There is a graduation fee for the Associate of Arts degree. 

The graduation application for declared associate degree seeking students will appear in the student center in WINS when 30 credits are in progress or earned. 


You should apply to graduate at least one full semester prior to your final term so your academic record can be reviewed.  It is important that your entire academic record is reviewed prior to the final term of enrollment in order to identify any problems and resolve them in time for you to graduate.  If you apply late, it may not be possible to alter your schedule if you are deficient in an area.  It may also mean that your name will not be on lists of graduating seniors, including the program printed for the commencement ceremony. You may change your graduation date at any time by notifying the Registrar's Office.

The graduation application for declared bachelor degree seeking students will appear within your WINS Student Center when 90 credits are in progress or earned.

Graduation Honors


You must file an application for graduation and a diploma with the Graduate Studies Office within the first two weeks of the semester or the first week of the summer session in which you plan to graduate. You can fill out an application for graduation in your student center in WINS. Additional information regarding the graduation process can be found at the School of Graduate Studies.


There is a graduation fee of $45.00, which will appear on your student bill. This fee must be paid even though you may elect not to participate in the commencement exercises. If you are an undergraduate student, the graduation fee will be applied to your student bill mid-semester of the term you are graduating.


Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent mailing address approximately 3 months after graduation. Your diploma will only be sent if your degree has been posted and all holds are removed from your account. If you need verification of your degree before then, you may order an official transcript to be sent as soon as all your grades have been received.

  • End of August for May Graduates
  • End of October for August Graduates
  • End of March for December Graduates

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