Office of the Registrar

Applying to Graduate

Students may apply for gradation in any current or future term for which they are enrolled at UNCW (Undergraduate & Graduate). If you do not plan to attend the Commencement Ceremony, you must still apply to graduate.

Graduate Students must be enrolled in the term in which they complete their graduate work or are scheduled to received their degree.

A $12 graduation application fee will be added to your student bill when you apply for your degree. The fee will only be charged once per degree. Therefore, if you apply and then need to postpone your graduation, you will not be charged for the change.

Am I eligible to apply to graduate?

Undergraduate students must have a cumulative total of > 88 earned hours and graduate students must have 15 earned hours. It is recommended that undergraduates apply to graduate their first semester of their senior year.

Graduate Students must be enrolled in the term in which they complete their graduate work or are scheduled to received their degree.


How do I apply for graduation?

The graduation application is submitted through Seanet. The link for the Graduation Application is under the Student Services & Financial Aid tab, click on Student Records, and then click on Apply to Graduate.

Step 1

On SeaNet, from the "Student Records" menu, choose "Apply to Graduate".

Step 2

Confirm Application and Check Degree Audit: The View Graduation Applications page on SeaNet will display your complete application. Approximately two hours after you submit your application, the Unofficial Transcript page on SeaNet will display your "Pending" degree status. Now is also a good time to check your SeaNetdegree audit and discuss any questions with your academic advisor.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Term SeaNet Opens for Applications Application Deadline
Spring 2023 03/21/2022 03/20/2023
Summer 2023 06/27/2022 06/26/2023
Fall 2023 10/25/2022 10/23/2023
Spring 2024 03/21/2023 03/18/2024

* There is no summer commencement. Summer graduates participate in the fall commencement.

*Note Graduate students graduation application deadlines are different. Please refer to the graduate school website.

What if I missed the deadline to apply for graduation?

All late undergraduate graduation applications require Dean approval. Students should contact the Associate Dean for their respective colleges.

How do I know if I successfully completed the graduation application?

The final step of the application is the confirmation page. If you did not receive this message, you have not completed or submitted the application successfully.

Graduation Application Confirmation

How do I know if I clear for graduation?

You will know you are ready to graduate when you see the “IN-PROGRESS” or “COMPLETE” indicators at the top of your degree audit listed next to your degree, as indicated in the graphics below: