Applying for Graduation
Undergraduate students should apply at least three quarters prior to the intended quarter of graduation and have earned a minimum of 122 credits. If you apply to graduate after the fifth week of the quarter in which you intend to graduate, you will not be able to access the application for that quarter. Please contact your academic adviser if you are attempting to apply after the fifth week.
You must apply for graduation in WebCentral. Click here for step-by-step instructions on completing the graduation application. Please note, students who submitted a graduation application prior to the application being hosted in WebCentral will not be able to view their graduation application online. For additional information, please contact your Colorado Women's College academic adviser.
A graduation checklist will be prepared by your academic adviser after you apply for graduation. Students are responsible for reviewing the checklist and ensuring all requirements are complete. The final responsibility for completing graduation requirements rests with the student. Therefore, students must contact their adviser immediately with any questions about the graduation checklist or degree requirements.
Once final grades are submitted after completion of your final quarter of academic work at Colorado Women's College, you will be certified for graduation. Diplomas are then issued by the Registrar's Office. Please read below for further information regarding DU Diplomas.
DU hosts two commencement ceremonies annually, one in June and one in August. This is the time when our students don cap and gown and process to receive their diplomas from the chancellor in a formal ceremony. You may graduate after any quarter, however, and participate in commencement at an appropriate time as determined by your adviser.
Graduating with Honors
Honor designations for baccalaureate degrees are cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude.
Diplomas are generally mailed eight to ten weeks after the end of the quarter. The University of Denver diploma states the student's name, the degree earned, and is signed by the chancellor, provost, and Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Financial Aid Exit Interview
Students who receive financial aid during their studies at DU must participate in an exit interview with the Office of Financial Aid before their diplomas will be released. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303-871-4020 to schedule an exit interview. All tuition payments, library and parking fines, and other University fees must be paid before diplomas will be released. Students are responsible for determining if they have any holds and for ensuring that those holds are released. When holds are released, students must contact the Office of the Registrar at 303-871-2284. Students can view holds on webCentral.