Applying for Graduation

Your hard work and dedication is paying off. Congratulations on being one step closer to graduation and an Associate of Arts and Science degree with UW Colleges Online.

All eligible students must submit an application for graduation. Students should apply one semester prior to graduation. If you plan to complete your requirements at the end of the Spring semester you should apply at the start of the Fall semester.


Degree Applications are submitted via PRISM. Make sure to update your Diploma Name at time of application.

Associate degrees are dated the last day of the term in which they are completed. Academic terms are defined as being over on the last day of the Fall semester in December; the last day of Winterim in January, the last day of the Spring semester in May; and the last day of Summer Session in August.

Diplomas will be mailed 6-8 weeks after the end of the term. Students may update their diploma address in PRISM prior to the end of the semester of graduation.

Graduation Requirements

Associate degree seeking students must complete a minimum of 60 degree credits, have a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average and meet the core and breadth requirements. Meeting the requirements for graduation is a responsibility of the student.