Submit an Add Certificate Request

In this tutorial, you will learn how to submit a request to "Add a Certificate" to your plan of study via myWCU.


  1. Click Add Certificate

    Step 1
  2. You will be routed to the Request an Academic Plan Change screen.


    Click Select Type of Change.

    Step 2
  3. Within the Select Request Type section, you must select Add Certificate. 


    Step 3
  4. The What-if Advisement Report may be used to help you understand the requirements of your newly selected certificate.

    Step 4
  5. Click Academic Plan


    You will be prompted to choose a certificate from the drop down.

    Step 5
  6. In this example, we'll select Health Care Management CERTIF.

    Step 6
  7. Once you have made your selection, click the Submit button.

    Step 7
  8. You will be routed to a new page to confirm your request.


    Click OK


    Step 8
  9. Once you confirm your request, you will be returned to the request page and a message will

    appear letting you know your request has been routed to the appropriate approvers.


    If you wish to submit another request, you will need to return to your myWCU homepage and restart the “Add Certificate” process.


    Approvers have the ability to approve, deny or hold your request. You will receive an email to your WCU email address as soon as a decision is made to deny or hold your request; otherwise, you will receive an email once the change has been processed.

    Step 9
  10. Click the myWCU logo to return HOME.

    Step 10
  11. To Check the Status of a Pending Add Certificate Request


    Students who have submitted a request to add a certificate have the ability to monitor the status of their request. Students are provided with a summary of their request, the status, and any comments left by an approver. Students also have the ability to cancel pending requests.


    Click View Pending Change of Plan Requests.

    Step 11
  12. Here is a list of the various statuses and a brief description:


    Approved: Your request has been approved by all approvers and is awaiting processing.

    Cancelled: You have cancelled your request.

    Deny: Your request has been denied; please see the comments section for further explanation.

    Hold: Your request has been put on hold by one of the approvers.

    Pending: Your request is awaiting one or more approvals.

    Processed: Your request has been approved and your student record has been updated.

    Processing: The processing of your request has been initiated but for some reason could not be  completed; please contact for additional information.

    Reject: Your request has been cancelled by the Graduate Studies Office; please contact for additional information.

    Step 12
  13. To Cancel a Pending Change of Plan Request:


    Check the box of the request you wish to cancel.


    Step 13
  14. Click the Cancel Requests button.

    Step 14
  15. Click the myWCU logo to return HOME.

    Step 15

After completing this tutorial, you know how to submit a request to "Add a Certificate" to your plan of study.