Congratulations! Graduation is one of the most rewarding experiences in your academic journey. The Commencement Ceremony is held once a year in mid-May. If you obtain your degree at the end of the Fall semester, we encourage you to participate in May.
Commencement Ceremony Participation Policy
To participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- candidates for any Associate Degree must be within nine (9) credits of completing the requirements for the degree.
- candidates for any Certificate must have earned, or be enrolled in, all of the requirements for the certificate.
- candidates must have an official degree/certificate check and degree audit (Degree/Certificate Check) on file with the Records Office by the published deadline.
Application for Degree/Certificate: Graduation
To be awarded a diploma from the College, you must submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”. We strongly recommend that you schedule a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with a counselor before applying. The Application for Graduation is currently being updated. A new and improved Application will be available in early October, 2018.
A non-refundable $15 fee is required for the Diploma Fee, which also covers your participation in the Commencemnet Ceremony. If you are denied graduation, the fee may be applied to subsequent degree/certificate applications. Proof of payment is required for the fee to be waived for subsequent semesters.
Applications for a degree/certificate will be denied if all requirements, including incompletes, have not been met by the end of the graduating semester. An “I” grade, regardless of the contingency grade assigned, is considered non-completion of a course. You will be eligible for graduation in the semester that the “I” grade has been changed and will be required to re-apply for graduation.
Click on the link for this year's Commencement ceremony.