Graduation and Commencement

Eligibility Requirements for Graduation

Before starting your graduation process, please check that you meet all eligibility requirements. You will need to make sure to double check if you meet all requirements for receiving your degree and/or certificate. Below is a basic checklist of the requirements you should meet before applying for graduation.

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. 

For more information, please refer to the college catalog.

Students must have the total credits required to graduate. 

For more information, please refer to the college catalog.

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.

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

For more information, please refer to the college catalog.

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

Incomplete Grades

Contact course instructor(s) to resolve incomplete grades.

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

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

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. After you are approved for graduation, you may choose to participate in the annual commencement ceremony. 

Continuing Your Education?

Learn about what you need in order to transfer to another university or to one of LWTech's applied bachelor's programs.

Learn about Transferring from LWTech

Posthumous Degrees

Lake Washington Institute of Technology may grant a posthumous degree to recognize the academic achievement of a student who completed 75%, or more, of their degree requirements but died before graduating.

Learn more about Posthumous Degrees