Graduation Packet and Financial Information

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Announcement order deadline:   September 9, 2016  (after this date a $5 late fee will be assessed)

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Campus: Wichita Falls
Application for Graduation Deadline: June 3, 2016

Transfer & Assessed credit deadline: July 15, 2016
Posting Date: August 6, 2016
Graduation Date: September 30, 2016

Application for Graduation for Master's Degree.


Academic Eligibility

Wayland Baptist University policy provides that degree candidates must first be eligible to participate in the Graduation Commencement.  Eligibility requirements must include a pre-graduation meeting with an Academic Advisor, fulfilling all degree and financial requirements and applying to graduate.  The pre-graduation meeting with an Advisor determines if students are “on course” for degree conferral.  If an Academic Advisor finds that a student is ready to begin the graduation process, the student will be directed to file the Application for Graduation and pay the graduation fee.  Deadlines for academic and financial requirements are stated on the Application for Graduation and must be followed.

The Degree Evaluation Process

The submission of an Application for Graduation begins a degree evaluation process that involves the combined effort of several university officials at both the Wichita Falls and Plainview, Texas campuses.  All credits that are applied to a student’s degree(s) will undergo evaluation and final auditing, and a final grade point average (GPA) will be calculated.  The ultimate goal is for Wayland to maintain academic integrity in each degree that is conferred.  Actual degree conferral and honors designation is determined during the week before the Graduation Commencement ceremony.

Financial Obligations

Degree candidates must submit the application and pay the appropriate graduation fee by

(date to be announced) :  $75.00 for an AAS or BSOE Degree; $105.00 for both AAS and BSOE Degrees, and $100 for a Master’s Degree.  In addition to fulfilling degree requirements, degree candidates must clear all financial debts with Wayland Baptist University by March 18, 2016 in order to graduate in the April 2016 commencement.

Graduating with Honors

Graduating with honors apply to BAS & BSOE graduates only.  Honors distinction requires that the student has: 

  • 60 semester hours with letter grades (A, B, C, etc…)
  • A GPA of 3.50 or higher in all Wayland courses
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher from all transfer courses and Wayland courses combined.

Names of honors students are released to the Wichita Falls campus the week before the ceremony.  Students graduating with honors will not be contacted prior to the ceremony, however, before the ceremony begins, these students will be given a double gold cord to signify honor status.  They will also receive an honor certificate along with their diploma.

Receiving your Diploma

You may pick up your diploma in the WBU-Sheppard office beginning (date to be announced).  The diploma packet will include one diploma per degree granted, a complimentary transcript, and an honors certificate where applicable.  Students graduating with two degrees will receive an additional diploma cover for the additional degree.  Diplomas will be mailed to students who are not in the local area.