Graduation Application and Diplomas

Degree/Certificate Application 

In order to be awarded a degree/certificate, students must apply for graduation in WebAdvisor, once they have registered for their final classes. Degree candidates who have submitted a degree application are eligible to participate in commencement if they have completed all of their degree requirements, or will complete all requirements by the end of the summer semester. The graduate school’s annual commencement ceremony is held on the first Sunday in June.

Degree/Certificate Application Process

  1. Log into WebAdvisor.
  2. Select Program Evaluation to confirm you are registered in your final classes and will complete all program requirements.
  3. On the WebAdvisor main menu select Apply for Graduation. 
  4. Identify the degree/certificate program that you are completing (do not select a license or endorsement program). 
  5. Follow prompts and submit form.

Once approved, you will be sent a Graduation Application Evaluation email. Degree candidates will receive additional details regarding participating in the June commencement ceremony. (Commencement ceremony participation is limited to degree candidates.)

Degree/Certificate Posting Dates

  • Fall 2023: December 21, 2023
  • Spring 2024: May 22, 2024
  • Summer 2024: July 19, 2024 & August 23, 2024 (summer posting dates are determined by the last date of your last class).
  • Fall 2024: December 19, 2024
  • Spring 2025: May 21, 2025


When completing the Application for Graduation, you will be able to indicate whether you would like to pick-up your diploma in person, or have it mailed to an address you provide. NOTE: If you do not attend commencement, you may request to have one sent to you by contacting the Graduate Registrar’s office at

Diploma Replacement

If you have misplaced or damaged your diploma we will be happy to provide a replacement diploma for you. If you have your original diploma and it has been damaged, we require that you return your original diploma to us. The completed Diploma Replacement Form is required before an order can be placed.

Your diploma will be ordered as soon as the form and payment of $50 are received. Please plan that it will take approximately 3 weeks to be returned to you.

Please submit the original form to:

Graduate Registrar
Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Lewis & Clark College
Rogers Hall Room 301
615 S. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 90
Portland, OR 97219-7899

The Diploma Replacement Form must have an original signature and must be notarized or submitted in person.

If you have any questions please call us at 503-768-6030 or email at


Diploma Replacement Form [PDF]