Steps to Graduate

Before you are able to graduate, you are required to complete the following procedures. If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact Student Services. Learn about the Convocation ceremony

Graduation Sessions

If you plan to graduate during any quarter, you must attend a graduation session to complete application paperwork in the autumn quarter of your final academic year. These sessions typically occur in late November. Please run the degree audit via MyUW regularly to ensure that you are making timely progress toward the degree. If there are any discrepancies or questions, contact the Informatics academic adviser as soon as you can.

Double Degrees

Students pursuing double degrees will need a minimum of 225 credits to graduate. Double degree students will submit two applications and receive two diplomas. Individual departments handle graduation application differently, so check with your other department to ensure that you are following their departmental application process.


Minors are included as part of your major degree application but you should run a separate minor degree audit when checking on your academic progress. If requirements for the minor are not met, the major degree will not be awarded.

Changing, Postponing, or Reactivating Graduation

Deadline for re-activating the graduation application is the third Friday of the quarter in which you wish to graduate.

Additional Information for Graduating Students

Dean’s List

You must attain a GPA of 3.50 in the final grades with minimum 12 graded credits per quarter. Learn more about the dean’s list.

Baccalaureate Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude is the top 0.5%
  • Magna Cum Laude is the next 3%
  • Cum Laude is the next 6.5%

Departmental Honors

All students enrolled in the Informatics major are eligible to complete Departmental Honors in the program. Learn about the requirements.

UW Diploma

Three or four months after you graduate your diploma will be sent to the permanent address on record in the MyUW website at the time of graduation. The name on the diploma will appear as it does on the MyUW website. Visit the UW Graduation, Commencement, and Diplomas website for more information.