Graduation Information and Resources

Graduating with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specific steps must be taken to apply for graduation (which is required to award your degree), to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony, and to ensure that your diploma will be mailed to the correct address.  Be sure to check your progress toward graduation using the Degree Audit System in your MyUW or MyPlan.

University Diploma, Degree and Graduation Application

Familiarize yourself with the Graduation website from the Office of the Registrar. It provides comprehensive information on the process and steps required to officially award your degree and also includes information on University honors, the diploma, degree validation, etc.

Graduation Application to Award BSN degree

To award your BSN degree so that is it on your University Transcript and official transcript, you must submit a Graduation Application. You will receive an email from uwbreg@uw.edu asking that you  confirm your graduation application one to two quarters prior to graduation. You can always change your graduation date after you have submitted a Graduation Application if needed.

Fall, winter, and spring quarter graduates must submit a Graduation Application by the third Tuesday of the quarter in which they intend to graduate.  Sumer quarter graduates who plan to attend the June Commencement Ceremony must meet the Spring Quarter application deadline.

Nursing Pins

BSN nursing pins are available for purchase through our vendor. You can order here. The deadline to have them ordered in time for the UW Bothell Commencement Ceremony is April 24th, 2019. The pins are scheduled to be shipped to students the first week in June. 


Approximately three weeks after final grades are posted, your degree will be posted (awarded) on your official university transcript (if you have submitted a Graduation Application). You can provide employers, schools, and others an official transcript which will verify completion of the degree.

The paper diploma from the University will arrive to the address we have on file for you up to 4 months after the University Commencement Ceremony. 

University Commencement

The University of Washington Bothell holds one Commencement Ceremony for all students in June (held in Seattle) for students graduating in the academic year. 

Use the University's Commencement website to learn everything you need to know and do to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. This includes a checklist, a date of the event, how to sign up, receive your cap/gown, how to invite family from outside of the United States which includes travel and lodging information, and much more.