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Registration & Records


Graduation Information

• Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

2014 WWCC Commencement Program

2012-2014 WWCC Commencement Professional Photos

Application for Graduation
All candidates for graduation must file a Graduation Application with Registration and Records. The purpose of this procedure is to allow the Registrar to check whether the student has satisfied all College requirements for graduation. Candidates have the option of meeting either the degree requirements listed in the catalog under which they initially register and complete the first semester (as long as there is continuous attendance) or the requirements as listed in the current catalog. Exceptions must be approved by the Registrar.

Graduation (Completion) Application Deadline
Fall (December) November 11
Spring (May) March 2
Summer (July) May 1

Degrees and Certificates Offered
The following degrees and certificates are offered at WWCC: Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, and Associate of Science primarily for those students planning to transfer to four-year and professional schools; Associate of Applied Science primarily for those completing vocational and technical programs; and Skills Proficiency Certificates in occupational areas. Students entering these programs will be permitted to complete their education at Western Wyoming Community College under the requirements listed in the catalog of the year in which they began their education (as long as there has been continuous attendance).

Requirements for Graduation
The following general requirements must be completed before any degree or certificate may be granted.

checkThe student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) in all hours attempted at Western Wyoming Community College and all transfer hours if attendance at WWCC is one year or less.

check The student must have completed fourteen hours of credit applicable to the degree or certificate through Western Wyoming Community College.

Assessment Requirement for Graduation
All students graduating from WWCC with a degree must participate in assessment of student learning. Students must complete one of the following options.
checkOne of the portfolio/capstone courses with a passing grade;

checkAssessments given on assessment day; Alternate assessment times will be provided only in the event of a documented emergency.

checkAssessment activity approved by the advisor and the Office of Assessment with documentation submitted to Registration and Records no later than two weeks before graduation.

Candidates for Certificates
Candidates for certificate programs must complete all courses listed under the program description for that certificate before the certificate will be awarded.

Requirements for Degrees and Certificates
The College offers the following degrees and certificates:

bulletAssociate of Arts: This degree is primarily for students majoring in the humanities, arts, and social sciences and who plan to transfer to a four-year or professional school.

bulletAssociate of Fine Arts: This degree is for students majoring in art or musical theatre who plan to transfer to a four-year or professional school.

bulletAssociate of Science: This degree is primarily for students majoring in math, science, engineering, or business and who plan to transfer to a four year or professional school.

bulletAssociate of Applied Science: This degree is primarily for students majoring in occupational fields who do not plan to transfer following completion of the AAS Degree.

bulletAssociate Degree in Nursing: This degree allows the graduate to take the National Council Licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN).

bulletSkills Proficiency Certificate: These certificates are given in various occupational areas and require completion of a defined group of courses.

To graduate, students must complete all requirements of their certificate program. Students may opt to graduate under the current catalog requirements or under those of the catalog in place the year they began attending Western Wyoming Community College as long as there has been continuous attendance.

General Requirements for All Degrees or Certificates
Students must complete the following general requirements before the College will grant a degree or certificate.

The student must have:
bulletA cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (a "C" average) or better in all hours attempted at Western Wyoming Community College;

bulletAt least 14 credit hours must be completed through Western Wyoming Community College;

bulletGenerally no courses taken from WWCC for "S/U" grades may be used for graduation hours (does not include credit by exam, extra-institutional credit, or military credit, or approved S/U courses).

The Graduation Ceremony

WWCC holds a graduation ceremony, called Commencement, on campus each year in May.
bulletAttendance at the graduation ceremony is required whether a student completes requirements in August, December, or May.  Students with conflicts may simply write a letter explaining the conflict to be excused.

bulletStudents pay the direct cost of diplomas and caps and gowns. Students will be notified annually of the actual cost. Students who are excused from attendance or do not complete graduation requirements will still owe costs after orders are placed in March.

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