Graduation Deadlines & Application

Term SeaNet Opens for Applications Application Deadline
Spring 2015 March 6, 2014 March 6, 2015
Summer 2015 June 26, 2014 June 26, 2015
Fall 2015 October 16, 2014 October 16, 2015
Spring 2016 March 4, 2015 March 4, 2016
Summer 2016 June 24, 2015 June 24, 2016
Fall 2016 October 14, 2015 October 14, 2016
Spring 2017 March 3, 2016 March 3, 2017
Summer 2017 June 23, 2016 June 23, 2017

* There is not a summer commencement. Summer graduates participate in the fall commencement.

Two easy steps to filling out your Undergraduate Graduation Application

Step 1

On SeaNet, choose Apply to Graduate from the Student Records menu.

Step 2

Confirm Application and Check Degree Audit: The View Graduation Applications page on SeaNet will display your complete application. Approximately two hours after you submit your application, the Unofficial Transcript page on SeaNet will display your "Pending" degree status. Now is also a good time to check your SeaNet degree audit and discuss any questions with your academic advisor.

Note to "Walker" Applicants:

Undergraduates may be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if they have completed requirements for graduation or if they are expected to meet the graduation requirements with the completion of one course of up to four hours during the term immediately following the graduation ceremony. Undergraduates who are one course short must notify the Office of the Registrar by the end of the seventh week of the semester of their intent to participate in the ceremony. This application to participate (walk) in the ceremony is in addition to the degree application that all graduating students must complete. Walkers’ names will not be published in the Commencement Program.  Graduate students must complete all degree requirements to be eligible to participate in a graduation ceremony.

Other Notes: 

A $6 graduation application fee will be added to the bill of seniors when they apply for their degree.  The fee will only be charged once per degree.  Therefore, if you apply and then need to postpone your graduation, you will not be charged for the change. 

If you have attended other higher education institutions and have not had a transcript sent to the Office of the Registrar, please do so.

Some holds on your account, particularly financial, will prevent transcripts and diplomas from being processed. You can check for holds on SeaNet.

Check your UNCW email account and your campus PO Box frequently to look for graduation and other information. [Commencement exercises]

Graduate students must be enrolled in the term in which they complete their graduate work or are scheduled to receive their degree.  Please review Graduation Information for Graduate Students.

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Request for Replacement Diploma

Request for a replacement diploma must be in writing and include the following information:

  • Legal name of record
  • Student ID number and date of birth
  • Degree received
  • Date degree awarded
  • Current mailing address and daytime phone number
  • Student’s signature
  • Check payable to UNCW in the amount of $50.00 per diploma
  • Name, as it should appear on the diploma

The cost for a replacement diploma is $50.00. Checks can be made out to UNCW.

Your order will take 4 weeks to process.

Requests for replacement diplomas should be mailed to:

Office of the Registrar
UNC Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5618

Notary Services:

Notary services for UNCW transcripts can usually be provided upon request during business hours. The service should be requested at the time of the transcript [or replacement diploma] request.

For more information about notary, apostille, and true-copy authentication documents, please refer to the following websites:

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