Note: there are two important catalog years in your academic career–check the Catalog Archives
- The catalog in effect at the first term of the student's current matriculation is used to determine Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACR) and undergraduate graduation requirements (UGR).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
- Please apply on EagleNet.
- Read all instructions.
- You may choose to pay the graduation fee or charge it to your student account.
- Once submitted, be sure to check your SOAR degree audit and contact your faculty for additional questions.
If you feel that any of our academic regulations regarding general graduation/education requirements have been applied to you unfairly or erroneously, or that unusual circumstances necessitate individual interpretation of the regulations, you may make petition to the Academic Appeals Board. The Board does not consider cases that apply to majors, minors, grade appeals or professional education requirements.
The Academic Appeals Board considers requests for exceptions relevant to:
- the General University/Education Requirements to include competencies/proficiencies/University Graduation Requirements
- the 60 upper division credit requirement
- the 45 credit residence requirement
- the 15 upper division residence credits in major requirement
- foreign language requirement
Any student may apply to the Board for special consideration if the student believes that rules pertaining to these requirements have been applied erroneously or unusual circumstances necessitate individual interpretation of the requirement.
The Board does not consider cases which apply to majors or minors, grade appeals, or cases which involve professional certification. Students with such problems should discuss them with the appropriate department chair.
- Must be in letter form, addressed to the Academic Appeals Board.
- Must clearly state your request in the first paragraph.
- Must document in remaining paragraphs any pertinent reasons/circumstances why an exception is warranted. If an error was made by an advisor, you must provide a memo from that person or dept. chair to support your appeal.
- Please include all documentation regarding course descriptions, syllabi, letters of support from an appropriate department chair, outside professionals, or anything else you feel may be helpful.
- Please include your EWU ID number and return address in your letter.
- Please email your appeal and supporting documents to email@example.com.
Submission of an appeal should be made sufficiently in advance of graduation so that the student's program may be planned according to the decision of the Board.
If your appeal is denied the first time, you may make an appointment with the Board to further discuss your case in person.
The AAB usually meets every other week during regular quarters.