We are proud of your accomplishments! Attaining a degree or certificate took much persistence and dedication. We are glad you have achieved your academic and career goals.
To celebrate your achievements, we are excited to announce that Virginia Western will be holding an in-person ceremony for our 2022 graduating class. The event will be held at the Berglund Center (formerly known as the Roanoke Civic Center) on Friday evening, May 13th, 2022 at 6:30pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Please use the menu on the right to find out what you need to do before, during, and after graduation. For questions regarding graduation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for Graduation – Fall 2022: Online graduation applications will be accepted August 22 – December 16, 2022.
Spring 2022 diplomas have been delivered by Parchment. If you have not received yours, please contact the records office at email@example.com. Summer 2022 diplomas will be delivered by Parchment in late August 2022.
Catalog Year for Graduation
The Requirement Term (Catalog Year) to be used to determine graduation requirements is the one in effect at the time of the student’s initial program placement into the plan, or any catalog thereafter, as long as the student has maintained an active status with the college.
In the event that there has been a break in a student’s enrollment at the college resulting in discontinuation, the catalog in effect at the time of the student’s re-admission into the plan, or any catalog thereafter, is the catalog that shall be in effect for the student. Following a three-year period of non-enrollment resulting in discontinuation, the student may only be re-admitted to those plans that are currently active. A student may not be re-admitted to a plan which has been inactivated.
In the event that a student remains in an active status with the college, but their plan of study becomes inactive, the student will be notified of their options and the time period required for completing the degree.
The catalog used for certifying graduation shall have been in effect no more than five years prior to the time of graduation.
Students may be eligible to graduate with multiple degrees and certificates if the content of the curricula differ from one another by at least 25%. Specific curriculum conflicts can be found here. Please contact the appropriate School Dean or the Registrar with questions regarding the awarding of multiple degrees.
Students are not eligible to earn more than one degree in the same curriculum. For example, students who earn degrees in a curriculum with a specialization (i.e., an A.S. in Science with a specialization in Health Science) will not be eligible to receive a second degree in the same curriculum (i.e., an A.S. in Science).
Students completing an Associate Degree or Certificate (excluding Career Studies) at VWCC will be eligible for honors as follows:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.2 – cum laude
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5 – magna cum laude
- Cumulative GPA of 3.8 – summa cum laude
Graduation honors are reflected on the student’s academic transcript and diploma.
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