Graduation Requirements & Diplomas
Students who believe they are ready to receive their degree from Wentworth and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher are required to complete a formal graduation application. Graduation applications will not be accepted from students with a grade point average below 2.0. 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.
Why Must a Student Apply to Graduate?
The graduation application notifies the Registrar that a student is preparing for graduation. An academic audit is then conducted, and students are notified of their degree eligibility status via their WIT email account; directing them to the potential graduation list found on the Registrar website. The potential graduation list will be updated every Friday beginning November 1 through December 6. Any outstanding requirements will prohibit a student's eligibility to graduate.
Degrees are conferred in April, August, and December, with campus-wide Commencement celebrations in April and August.
Dates and Deadline for December 2019 Graduation
November 1 to December 6, 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 Graduation via LeopardWeb.
Last Day to submit all program adjustments (course substitutions) to the Registrar’s Office.
December 13, 2019
Final List of WIT ID numbers posted for Commencement Program.
Submit an Online Graduation Application
- Submit an online graduation application for an undergraduate or graduate degree by the deadline. Refer to Dates and Deadlines above for specific dates.
Verify Degree Requirements
- Verify that your undergraduate degree requirements or graduate degree requirements have been met. Transfer credit and NR/IC grades must also be resolved by December 12, 2019.
To transfer credit, you must:
- Arrange to have an official transcript sent directly to the WIT Registrar's Office, showing the final grade. Please informed the Registrar's Office your intent to submit an official transcript for final requirement(s) by December 12, 2019.
For questions related to graduation, please contact the Registrar Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All December graduates names will be included in the April 2020 Commencement Program.
Clear Degree Holds
All financial obligations must be completed prior to diploma distribution by the Registrar’s Office for undergraduate and graduate students, and there are no pending disciplinary actions with the Dean of Students.
All balances must be paid in full prior to your diploma distribution. Make sure to check your E-Bill on LeopardWeb, and contact your Student Financial Services counselor in the Student Service Center with any questions at 617-989-4020, 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.
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 on-line exit interview at www.studentloans.gov. The Perkins and WIT Loans have a separate exit interview from the Stafford loans.
The Registrar's Office staff require 6-8 weeks from commencement date to clear all students for graduation. After this time diplomas will be mailed. A general guideline for this mailing is below:
If your graduation date is:
- April, your diploma will be mailed no later than the end of June.
- August, your diploma will be mailed no later than the end of September.
- December, your diploma will be mailed no later than the end of February.
Mailing Address for Diploma or Student Pick-up
Diplomas are mailed to the address on your permanent address.
Students who wish to pick up their diploma must notify the Registrar's Office via email@example.com prior to December 12, 2019.
For all information related to the commencement ceremony on April 25, 2020, please visit our website at wit.edu/commencement.