Apply to graduate

You must apply to graduate to receive your official digital and hardcopy documents (whether you wish to attend a graduation ceremony or not).

The application process

Your application to graduate is where you indicate two important things:

  1. That you would like UOW to confer your degree, once your eligibility is confirmed. Conferral is the process of 'officially validating' your degree. Once your degree is conferred, your official hardcopy documents will be mailed to you and your digital documents will be issued to you (via My eQuals). You can also commence using your qualification, title and post-nominals. 
  2. Whether you would like to attend a graduation ceremony (this is optional).

Before you apply

  1. Check whether you are eligible to graduate.

  2. Pay outstanding fees or fines at least three weeks prior to the ceremonies. Find out how to pay your debts.  

  3. Check your SOLS access as all correspondence about graduation will be sent via SOLS. Checking it regularly is really important!

  4. Update your details: Make sure all of your personal details are up to date before you start your application process as this information will be used for your official hardcopy and digital documents and at the Graduation Ceremony.

Submitting Your Application

If you are ready to graduate you will need to apply via the SOLS 'Graduation Application' before the cut-off date. Unfortunately, late applications will NOT be accepted.

If you are completing more than one course, you must submit a graduation application for each individual course. NB a double degree is considered a single course of study for the purpose of completing a graduation application. 

After you apply

Notifications about graduation will be sent via SOLS. The important information listed below will appear under 'Graduation Confirmation & Eligibility' and you will receive some messages via SOLSMail. Keep a close eye on SOLS during this time!

  • Ceremony details
    Information about your ceremony will be available in SOLS approximately one month prior to ceremonies. Make sure you are aware of the date and time of your proposed ceremony, and double check your personal details again.

  • Final eligibility and attendance
    Final eligibility and confirmation of your attendance at your ceremony will be published after the final results are certified for the session (this is usually one week before the first ceremony).

  • Pay your fee
    You'll receive a SOLS message approximately one week prior to your ceremony with information on how to pay your fee and when it will be due. 

Withdrawing your application

Last reviewed: 13 August, 2018