Congratulations! You're ready to graduate.

When you are ready to complete your degree or certificate program, you must submit several forms, along with your Graduation Application, Degree Audit, and Graduation Survey. Please follow the steps below to complete all graduation requirements. 

Apply for Graduation

Important Dates & Deadlines

The following deadlines have been established to ensure graduates are aware of all responsibilities related to attending the ceremony and graduating from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum credits for any degree or certificate

Ninety (90) upper division credits for a bachelor’s  degree OR 90 credits for AAS, AAS-T, DTA/MRP, OR 45 credits for Cert. of Proficiency OR as required for other certificates.

Minimum credits for students' specific program 

Students must have the total credits required to graduate.


Thirty percent (30%) of technical courses must be taken at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). 100% of courses must be taken at LWTech for Certificates of Completion.

Academic Core

At least 20 credits for AAS, AAS-T, DTA/MRP OR 15 for Certificates of Proficiency – individual programs have specific, published requirements.


Every required class must have a grade of at least 2.0.

Incomplete Grades

Contact course instructor(s) to resolve incomplete grades.

Waivers or substitutions

Must be approved by an instructional dean and filed with Enrollment Services.

Financial Aid

Check with the Financial Aid Office. Requesting the degree or certificate may have an impact on future financial aid.