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Application for Graduation

Your graduation is the ultimate goal of your education at WKU. The filing of the graduation application will provide the University with information regarding the completion of your graduation requirements. If your date of degree completion changes after filing the application, please notify the Office of the Registrar at graduation@wku.edu.

When do I apply?

Certificate Program Students: must apply the semester prior to completion.

Associate Degree Students:  must apply at 45 credit hours earned

Baccalaureate Students:  must apply at 90 credit hours earned

Graduate Degree Students:  must apply the semester prior to completion

Application for Graduation  

The Application for Graduation is available on TopNet :

TopNet Application for Graduation     


Associate $50
Baccalaureate $50
Masters $55
Doctoral $200

This application procedure will permit you to apply and pay the graduation fee with your credit card, which will expedite processing your application.

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Apply Now Button     If there are problems processing your application, please call Leslie Vanderpool at (270) 745-5411.

 Additional Information

To be eligible to graduate with honors distinction (cumulative overall and cumulative WKU grade point averages of 3.4 or higher), baccalaureate candidates must have earned a minimum of 45 semester hours through instruction at WKU; associate candidates must have earned a minimum 27 semester hours through instruction at WKU.

The information on this page is provided as a guide. Detailed academic requirements and regulations are stated in the undergraduate catalog.

Why Apply for Graduation if I am not graduating until....

  • Your degree process will not be evaluated.
  • You will not receive an invitation to the Grad Fair.
  • Your name may not appear in the Commencement program.


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 Last Modified 1/14/19