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Graduation Through BYU-Pathway Worldwide

Graduation encompasses completion of an Ensign College online certificate or degree program, supported by BYU-Pathway Worldwide. See below for instructions on how to apply for graduation.

Not a BYU-Pathway Worldwide student? Ensign College-specific graduation info is located at instead.

Requirements to Receive a Certificate or Diploma

  • Review your Degree Audit to make sure it’s complete. Contact your assigned peer mentor with any questions.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, unless otherwise required.
  • Have a current ecclesiastical endorsement.
  • Have no holds or past due financial balances with Ensign College.
  • Earn at least 50% of required credits directly from Ensign College.

When to Apply

You can apply for graduation in the semester you intend to complete your program. For example, if you wish to graduate at the end of winter semester, you can apply when winter registration opens. The application must be submitted by the appropriate deadline:

Completing Program Graduation Application Deadline
Fall 2023 Semester November 13, 2023
Winter 2024 Semester March 11, 2024
Spring 2024 Semester June 24, 2024
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How to Apply

1. Apply for graduation through  MyEnsign (you WILL NOT need to pay the $15 listed fee).
  • Once in MyEnsign, go to Self-Service > Degree Progress/Graduation > Apply for Graduation.
2. Complete the  Graduation Survey .

After You Apply

Your graduation application is reviewed by the Registrar’s Office. If you are missing any requirements or do not qualify for graduation, you will be contacted through email within a few weeks of the application deadline.

Please check your assigned Ensign College email, as well as any personal email accounts.


Diplomas are available once requirements and grades are officially verified, usually 4-6 weeks after final grades are posted.

  • An electronic version of your diploma will be sent to your assigned Ensign College email address.
  • A paper copy is then sent to the address listed with BYU-Pathway within 7-10 business days of the electronic version becoming available. (Timing may vary for international mailing.)
  • Your full legal name (middle name included) is printed on the diploma.
  • A diploma reprint (which includes both an electronic and paper version) is $10 and can be requested using the Diploma Reprint Request Form .

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As a BYU-Pathway Worldwide student, you are invited to attend Ensign College’s commencement ceremony, held annually in April. Family and friends are welcome. Your name will be included in the commencement program that occurs after the semester you graduate.

We recognize many online students around the world are unable to attend commencement in person. You will be notified regarding any live recording or streaming options.
Graduation ApplicationInvited to participate in Commencement
Fall 2023April 2024
Winter 2024April 2024
Spring 2024April 2024 or April 2025

Visit our Commencement page to see how to order a cap and gown and participate in the events.
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Did you know that Ensign College has an Alumni Association? Once you complete a degree or certificate at Ensign College, you become a member of the Ensign College Alumni Association, joining nearly 100,000 others. Benefits include lifetime career services privileges and one free course per year beginning three years after graduation--called the Alumni Brush Up.

To take advantage of the Alumni Brush Up, you must be admitted to the college. After you are admitted, fill out the Alumni Brush-Up Course Request form .
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Since its founding in 1886, nearly 100,000 students have attended Ensign College. Alumni are found across the globe in every walk of life and at every level of personal and professional accomplishment.

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