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Office of the Registrar

Grads and Past Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where/how do I notify the college of a name change?

A current student with a name change should put the change in writing along with official verification from the state (for example a copy of a marriage certificate) and drop it off or mail it to the Registrar's Office. Alumni with a name change should send the change to the Development Office along with official verification.

Q. How do I contact the Registrar's Office?

Meet our staff and find contact information on our Welcome page.

Q. How do I order a replacement diploma?

Please print out the replacement diploma request form (PDF).

Q. If I return to Washington College and need only to complete my thesis, what will it cost?

Students whose graduation requirements include completion of an SCE

If a student has completed all graduation requirements except the senior capstone experience (SCE) and has not previously taken an SCE, the fee for the SCE will be the same as the fee for one four-credit course.

If a student has completed all graduation requirements except the SCE and has taken but not successfully completed (failed or withdrawn from) an SCE, he or she will have to register for and successfully complete a second SCE in order to graduate. For students who register for the second SCE within one or two semesters of not successfully completing the first, the fee for the second SCE will be $1500.00.

If a student has completed all graduation requirements except the SCE and has not been enrolled at the College for more than two semesters, that student must register for and successfully complete an SCE in order to graduate. The fee for that SCE will be the same as the fee for one four-credit course, regardless of whether the student has previously taken an SCE.

Students whose graduation requirements include completion of the Senior Obligation

If a student has completed all graduation requirements except the Senior Obligation, that student must register as an auditor for and successfully complete an SCE (which replaced the Senior Obligation in Fall 2006) in order to graduate. The fee for that SCE will be $300.00.

Incomplete grades in SCE

Faculty may assign a grade of incomplete to a student taking an SCE, subject to the policy on the incomplete in the College Catalog (2008-09 catalog, page 44). Students whose SCE incomplete becomes a grade of F (on Friday of the third week of classes) may register for a second SCE by Friday of the following week (the fourth week of classes) in that semester. The fee for that SCE will be $1500.00. Only under extreme extenuating circumstances will students be allowed an extension of their incomplete for an SCE.