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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. Please use the links on the left to find out what you need to do before, during, and after graduation!

Important Dates

Apply for Graduation:
Spring and Summer 2018: On-line graduation applications will be accepted between January 8, 2018 and March 26, 2018 if you plan on attending the Commencement ceremony in May.

Diplomas Available - Fall 2017 graduates: January 22, 2018

Summer 2017 diplomas are still available for pick up in the Enrollment Center in Chapman Hall.

A student may submit a special request to to have a diploma mailed to them should circumstance prevent them from coming to campus to pick it up in person.

Attention Graduates! Complete this 3-question graduation feedback form for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Winners for each of FOUR $50 gift cards will be announced at Commencement Ceremony on Friday 5/11/18. These prizes are courtesy of the Virginia Western Alumni Association.

Additional Information

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.

Graduation Notes

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.

Contact Us

Location: Chapman Hall C107
Phone: 855-874-6690
Fax: 540-857-6102

Mailing Address:
3094 Colonial Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015