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Graduation at UWS

UWS has three graduation rounds in Australia each year, held in April, September and December. The April and September graduation rounds are open to all final year students. The December graduation round is by invitation only for a specific cohort of students.

If you are in your final session of study you will need to apply to graduate online in MySR within the relevant application period.

Find out more about applying to graduate

April ceremonies

April graduation ceremonies are available to students who are likely to successfully complete their course requirements by Spring results release. If you are sitting a deferred exam or supplementary exam/assessment for Spring Session, you will only be able to graduate if your results are loaded by the deadline. Unfortunately no extensions past the graduation deadlines are possible.

Please note, in order to be eligible to graduate in April, you must apply to graduate before applications for April Graduation close and have completed all your course requirements by the graduation deadlines. If you miss the deadlines you will need to apply for September graduations

September ceremonies

September graduation ceremonies are available to students who are likely to successfully complete their course requirements by Autumn results release.

Please note, if you apply for a deferred exam, supplementary assessment or Review of Grade you will not be eligible to participate in the September graduation ceremonies. If you are currently undertaking cross institutional studies, you will need to apply to graduate in the April graduation ceremonies of the following year.

Unfortunately no extensions past the graduation deadlines are possible.

December ceremonies

December graduation ceremonies are an invitation only round of graduation and are limited to a small group of courses. December invitations are only available to students from these selected courses who are likely to successfully complete their course requirements by Spring results release.

Due to the tight timeframe between the final Spring Session exams and the December graduation ceremonies, there can be no extension beyond the Spring results release for any reason.

Please note, if you apply for a deferred exam, supplementary assessment, review of grade or are enrolled in Quarter 4, you will not be eligible to participate in the December graduation ceremonies.

Find out more about December graduations.

Why is graduation important?

Graduation is an important milestone for all students. University graduation ceremonies are steeped in centuries of history and tradition. They are a rite of passage, marking the formal end of tertiary study and the beginning of a new career. It is a time for students to reflect on their achievements and celebrate with friends, family, UWS staff and all those who have supported them through their studies.