Applications for graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program should be filed three quarters prior to expected date of graduation to ensure time to correct any deficiences. Applications will not be accepted after the end of the first week of the quarter of planned graduation. Filing an application the quarter of planned graduation is not recommended, since it does not allow time to make up any required courses or credits. Contact the Nursing program office for an appointment to complete a graduation application.
To qualify for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington Tacoma, a student also must complete the following University requirements:
- complete a minimum of 180 credits, at least 45 of which are taken in residence at UW Tacoma
- complete 45 of his or her last 60 credits as a matriculated student in residence at UW Tacoma. To seek an exception to this requirement, students should contact the Nursing Advisor, who will submit the request to the UW Tacoma Admissions, Academic Standards and Graduation Committee. If an exception is granted, the student still must present a minimum of 45 credits in residence as a matriculated student to be awarded a UW degree.
- remove any admission deficiencies
- complete all University Admission Requirements and nursing prerequisites
- have at least a 2.0 in each required course and a 2.0 cumulative UW Tacoma GPA at the time of graduation
Diplomas may take several months to receive. Typically, spring graduates receive their diplomas in September or October.