Application for Graduation
An application for graduation is required for any student seeking an undergraduate degree and must be submitted online through the Graduation Application page by the published deadlines.
- Application for Graduation must be submitted by the published deadlines which can be found on the Academic Calendar.
- Timely submission provides an opportunity to review degree requirements, for department chairs to approve student plans, and to plan or change course enrollment to ensure completion of all requirements.
- Students who do not complete all degree requirements in the term of intended graduation must contact EWUGraduation@ewu.edu to request a change of term. A reapplication fee may be assessed.
- The graduation application fee and the reapplication fee change annually. For current fees, please contact Records and Registration.
Active Catalog Rule Chapter 4-8
Use the Catalog Archives to determine the two important catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the first term of the student's current matriculation will be used to determine the general education requirements.
- A former EWU student returning (FSR) will use the general education requirements of the academic year they are returning.
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor will be used to determine the program requirements. This catalog may only be changed to a newer catalog with the approval of the department chair or program director by resubmitting the major declaration form. In no case can the catalog used for the major or the minor be more than six years old. A student whose major or minor catalog has expired will be required to submit a new major declaration form; the major and minor will be updated to the catalog in effect at the time of the resubmission.
All undergraduates must declare a major by the time they have completed 90 credits. Students who transfer with 90 credits or more must declare a major before registration. Contact your department of interest for exact procedures on declaring a major/minor. Department contact information is located at the beginning of each Academic Program listing.
Degree and program requirements may be updated annually–check the Catalog Archives for your major declaration year catalog.
Minors are a distinct set of undergraduate courses that have been approved and designated in the catalog. A minor or certificate is required for graduation with any major program of less than 60 credits. Minors or certificates that are required for graduation must contain at least 15 credits that are not part of the major requirements. (The minor or certificate cannot be fully embedded in the major requirements.) Minors that are an option for graduation may be embedded in the major requirements and recorded on official university transcripts.
Grading System, Policies and Appeals
General information is provided in the policy section, including the full policy on grade appeals
Second Degree Policy Chapter 4-7
Students may be awarded more than one undergraduate degree at Eastern Washington University.
- In all cases at least 225 credits are required to earn a second degree. Each subsequent degree requires an additional 45 credits.
- At least 45 credits that are different from those that are included in the first degree and are part of an approved program are required to earn two degrees.
- If fewer than 225 credits are completed, a second major rather than a second degree will be recorded on the university transcript, provided that the credits earned comply with program requirements for that major.
- The student must have the approval of each department chair or program director confirming that all degree requirements have been satisfied.
- If students complete more than one undergraduate major concurrently, a minor is not required.
Transfer post-baccalaureate students can receive a bachelor’s degree from EWU that is of the same type (BA, BS, BAE, etc.) as awarded at the transfer institution, provided EWU’s degree requirements are completed. The major/minor area of emphasis must be different from that awarded at the transfer institution.
Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the graduation evaluator in Records and Registration, second floor, Sutton Hall.
Note: general education and graduation requirements are waived for a student possessing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution who wishes to obtain an additional undergraduate degree from Eastern.
Second Major Policy 4-6. c.
Students may be awarded more than one major of the same degree type (BA, BS, BAB, BAE, BM and BFA). At least 30 credits in any major must be different from those in any other major.