Conferral & Diplomas

Conferral:  Please be reminded that attending the commencement ceremony does not mean that you have graduated.  The conferral process is when we officially award your degree.  This process will begin after final grading.  Please generate a new degree audit through MyCat and review carefully!   Degree candidates with BLUE audits will be cleared and their degree conferred.  Degree candidates with RED audits will need to actively work with their advisor(s)/department head(s) to resolve any outstanding requirements.  Degree candidates who do NOT clear outstanding requirements by the conferral deadline will be notified by certified letter and administratively moved to the next conferral.  Please confer with your advisor(s)/department head(s) on your remaining requirements.

Diplomas:  Students will receive a Western Carolina University diploma cover on stage at the commencement ceremony.  Diplomas will be ordered at two intervals after the degree conferral process.   The diploma will be mailed directly to your permanent address.   Additionally, you will receive via catamount email notification that your diploma has been mailed.    Please Note:  If you did not participate in the ceremony and need a cover or your diploma was received damaged, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 828-227-7216 or email


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