Graduation Requirements & Diplomas

Undergraduate Degree – GPA requirement

Students who believe they are ready to receive their undergraduate degree from Wentworth and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher are required to complete a formal graduation application. Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0  will not be permitted to apply to graduate until the minimum 2.0 GPA has been met.  Graduation applications are submitted via LeopardWeb and are required to ensure the Registrar has received all student credentials. 

Graduate Degree – GPA requirement

Students who believe they are ready to receive a graduate degree from Wentworth and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are required to complete a formal graduation application.  Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0  will not be permitted to apply to graduate until the minimum 3.0 GPA has been met. Graduation applications are submitted via LeopardWeb and are required to ensure the Registrar has received all student credentials. 

Degrees conferred will reflect the graduation date that follows the student’s successful completion of all degree requirements. Degrees are conferred in April, August, and December, with campus-wide Commencement celebrations in April and August.

Why Must a Student Apply to Graduate?

The graduation application notifies the Registrar that a student is preparing for graduation.

Dates and Deadlines for December 31, 2019 Graduation

November 1, through
December 13, 2019

The Registrar's Office will publish an updated list of students who are cleared to graduate on Friday of each week until the deadline. Please check this list for your WIT ID number.

November 15, 2019

Last Day to Apply for December Graduation via LeopardWeb.

December 12, 2019

Last Day to submit all program adjustments (course substitutions) to the Registrar’s Office.

January 15, 2020

Final List of WIT ID numbers posted for the April 2020 Commencement Program.

Dates and Deadlines for April 25, 2020 Graduation

February 7 through
April 3, 2020

The Registrar’s Office will publish an updated list of students who are cleared to graduate on Friday of each week until the deadline. Please check this list for your WIT ID number.

March 16, 2020

Last Day to Apply for Graduation via LeopardWeb.

April 3, 2020

Final List of WIT ID numbers posted for the April 2020 Commencement Program.

April 10, 2020

Last Day to submit a Petition to Walk at Commencement.

April 21, 2020

Last Day to submit all program adjustments (course substitutions) to the Registrar’s Office.

April 21, 2020

Last Day to request Diploma pick-up at the SSC.

May 11, 2020

Last Day to submit transcripts for transfer credits to be processed.

Dates and Deadlines for August 16, 2020 Graduation

June 5 through
August 7, 2020

The Registrar’s Office will publish an updated list of students who are cleared to graduate on Friday of each week until the deadline. Please check this list for your WIT ID number.

July 10, 2020

Last Day to Apply for Graduation via LeopardWeb.

July 24, 2020*

Final List of WIT ID numbers posted for the August  2020 Commencement Program.

August 3, 2020

Last Day to submit a Petition to Walk at Commencement.

August 12, 2020

Last Day to submit all program adjustments (course substitutions) to the Registrar’s Office.

August 12, 2020

Last Day to request Diploma pick-up at the SSC.

September 4, 2020

Last Day to submit transcripts for transfer credits to be processed.

*Pending final Cap and Gown Date

Graduation Checklist

Graduation Application

  • Submit graduation application via LeopardWeb for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Refer to Dates and Deadlines above for specific dates.
  • Please select commencement attendance preference.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

To transfer credit, you must:

  • Notify the Graduation Coordinator if completing the final degree requirement/s at another institution. Refer to deadlines and dates above.
  • Arrange to have an official transcript sent directly to the WIT Registrar's Office, showing the final grade.
  • Transcripts that arrive after the assigned deadlines will delay degree conferral until the next official graduation date.

For questions related to graduation, please contact the Registrar Office at registrar@wit.edu.

Commencement Program

  • All December graduates' names will be included in the April 2020 Commencement Program.
  • Students who are cleared after the Commencement Program deadline will be included in the Commencement Program for the next scheduled Commencement Ceremony.

Clear Degree Holds

All financial obligations must be satisfied before the release of the diploma and final transcript for undergraduate and graduate students, and there are no pending disciplinary actions with the Dean of Students.

Contact your Student Financial Services counselor in the Student Service Center with any questions at 617-989-4020, ssc@wit.edu, or come to the Student Service Center and meet in person. If payment is required, Wentworth Institute of Technology will not accept personal or ACH (Web) checks. Payments must be made by credit card, money order or certified bank checks only. 

If your degree was held previously because of outstanding financial obligations or pending disciplinary actions and have been clear, you must email the Registrar Office at registrar@wit.edu to receive your diploma.

Complete an Exit Interview

All graduating students who received loans from the Perkins, WIT loan, or Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) loan programs are required to complete an online exit interview at www.studentloans.gov. The Perkins and WIT Loans have different requirements from the Stafford loans. More information on Perkins can be found at https://wit.edu/billing-financial-aid/perkins-loans.

Your Diploma

The Registrar's Office staff require 6-8 weeks from the official graduation date to verify all degree requirements have been met.  Students can expect to receive their diploma within the following timeframes:

If your graduation date is:

  • April, your diploma will be mailed no later than June.
  • August, your diploma will be mailed no later than October.
  • December, your diploma will be mailed no later than February.

Mailing Address for Diploma

Diplomas are mailed to the address on your graduation application. 

Students who wish to pick up their diploma at the SSC must notify the Graduation Coordinator via registrar@wit.edu. Refer to Dates and Deadlines above.  

Commencement Information

For all information related to the commencement ceremony, please visit our website at wit.edu/commencement.