Graduate Information

Petitioning to Graduate

A student should complete a Graduate Petition or Undergraduate Petition form at the time of registration for his or her final term. Your "Graduation Candidacy Fee" will automatically be charged to your account upon completion of the degree requirements.  Students who have received an incomplete must complete the course by the end of the final term, or the graduation date will be postponed and the student will have to re-petition.

Diplomas and Transcripts

Diplomas will be mailed to students' residences approximately six weeks after the designated coursework has been completed. The student's account must be paid in full before the diploma will be mailed.

Graduate degrees are awarded at the end of every term: March, May, August, October, and December.

Undergraduate degrees are awarded at the end of every term: May, August, and December.

Although degrees are awarded at the end of each term, Webster University's Charleston Metropolitan and Joint Base Campuses host one graduation ceremony each year.  This ceremony is held following the end of the May term. 

An unofficial copy of the transcript is sent to the student after the degree requirements have been completed. A student request for an official transcript must be in writing and directed to the Office of the Registrar. Request for Transcript forms are available from the Charleston Metro site. Transcripts will be issued only if the student's account is paid in full. There is no fee for transcripts.

Graduate Academic Honors

Students who complete a graduate degree (including all required, elective, and transfer courses) while maintaining a minimum G.P.A. of 3.95 will receive Graduate Academic Honors. Accelerated sequential degrees are excluded from this designation.

Undergraduate Academic Honors

University-wide academic honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude) are awarded to students who have a high grade point average across the curricula. Students' academic records must demonstrate excellence in a variety of academic disciplines, including upper-division work outside their field of study.

Charleston Commencement Ceremony

The Charleston Metropolitan Campus and Joint Base Campus Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:00pm on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.  Only candidates who have completed all degree requirements prior to the Commencement Cermony will be permitted to participate in the event.  Students are encouraged to invite family and friends to attend.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

5:30-6:00pm          Rehearsal and Line-Up (Faculty and Students)

7:00pm                 Ceremony

8:15pm                 Departure

Please Note: Seating capacity will be limited.  Graduates will receive a maximum of six tickets.  Graduates and guests must also pay for parking.  The fee for parking at Patriots Point is $5.00 per vehicle. There will be more details to come as they become available.