BGS

Applying for Graduation

Prior to the semester in which you plan to graduate, you must submit the Graduation Application form to the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach office by the application deadlines.

Please contact the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach if you need assistance with the Graduation Application form.

Upon receipt of your completed Graduation Application, records officers will review your academic records to verify your graduation status and you will receive a letter from your advisor notifying you of one of the following:

  • All graduation requirements have been fulfilled.
  • Your proposed plan of study for the next semester will, when verified with official transcripts, be sufficient to fulfill the graduation requirements.
  • Your proposed plan of study for the next semester will not fulfill all of the graduation requirements. You will need to submit a revised graduation application to continue the graduation process.

Graduation Application Dates

Contact your advisor if you have missed the appropriate deadline.
Fall Semester July 15; Spring Semester November 15; Summer Session April 15

Graduation Ceremonies

Western Illinois University holds graduation ceremonies in May and December. You are invited to attend the graduation ceremony during the semester you plan to graduate or the December ceremony for summer graduates. Exact date, time and location of each ceremony will be included on WIU's commencement website.  View the recent list of BGS graduates.

A reception for program graduates, their families, and friends is hosted by the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach office. You will receive full details about the ceremony and the reception about four to six weeks before the graduation date.