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Graduation

Spring 2021 Deadline to Petition for Degree/Certificate is on April 1, 2021

As you are working towards a degree or certificate, use the following steps to stay on track.

  1. Connect with a counselor for an unofficial evaluation to confirm completion of degree/certificate requirements.
    You can also use DegreeWorks to track your progress.

  2. During your final semester, submit the Request for Degree or Certificate by the due date on the academic calendar

    NOTE: This is required to participate in the commencement ceremony.
    Visit the Commencement website for current commencement ceremony information.

  3. If applicable, submit official documentation to the Admissions & Records Office:

* For in-progress courses taken at other colleges: Official transcripts must be sent to Admissions & Records immediately after coursework is complete and grades are posted.

  • Do well in your final classes! 
  • If you wish to participate in Commencement, stay up to date with deadlines and information the Commencement website.
    Please note that the Commencement Ceremony occur once a year in the month of May.
    • If you have applied for graduation and received notification that you are awarded your degree or certificate in Fall term, you will be invited to the ceremony.
    • Students who anticipate on graduating in Spring or Summer terms will need to submit the Request for Degree or Certificate by the deadline date listed on the academic calendar in order to be invited to the ceremony.
  • When your final grades are posted, the Admissions Office will complete an evaluation of your student record. This process takes at least 8 weeks after final grades are posted. If you have met all degree or certificate requirements, your diploma will be mailed to the address on your request form. As you wait, you can also check your unofficial transcript on CLASS-Web to see if your degree or certificate has been awarded.

Graduation is when you have successfully completed all degree requirements, applied for a degree/certificate, and awarded the degree/certificate. 

Commencement is the end of the academic year celebration in May for students that have completed or expected to complete their degree/certificate requirements. Participation in commencement does not confirm or guarantee that you have met all degree or certificate requirements unless you received official notification from the Admissions Office that your degree or certificate has been awarded. Diplomas are not distributed at Commencement.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Diplomas

After you submit the Request for Degree or Certifcate form, your academic record will be reviewed. If it has been determined that you have met all requirements toward your degree or certificate, your diploma will be mailed to the address indicated on your request form. Please allow at least 16 weeks for processing time.
After you submit the Request for Degree or Certifcate form and once your final grades are posted, the Admissions Office will process your diploma and mail to the address indicated on your request form. This process takes 8 to 12 weeks after final grades are posted. 
Complete the Duplicate Diploma/Certificate Request form. Please note that in-person pick up is not available at this time.