Preparing to Graduate
What's the difference between Graduation and Commencement? Graduation is the act of receiving a degree in your program of choice. Commencement is the celebration for students who are graduating.
Preparing for Graduation
- Degree Audit: Run a degree audit each term before registration.
- Transcripts: Be sure to submit all required transcripts; review the Application Checklist for more info!
- Apply for Graduation: If you meet all graduation requirements for your declared major, the Registrar's Office will notify you by email the first week of the term in which
you will complete your degree requirements. Otherwise, you may complete the Application for Graduation form. Submit the application to the District-Wide Registrar's office by the priority
- Summer Graduation - June 20
- Fall Graduation - October 7
- Spring Graduation - March 1
Applications received after the priority deadline will be processed, however it is possible that your name will not be printed in the graduation program.
Ready for the Graduation Commencement Ceremony?
There is one ceremony per year and it includes the current spring graduation candidates as well as the prior fall and summer grads. For students who are graduating during the current summer term, you may request to participate in the ceremony so long as you have 6 hours or less to complete. Summer and fall graduates will be emailed once their degree is conferred to RSVP for the ceremony. Please continue to check your student email if you wish to participate!
You will receive a diploma cover during the commencement ceremony. Diplomas are issued about four weeks after commencement provided all graduation requirements are met and all holds are cleared.
Attention Fall 2019 Graduates:
Due to a vendor change, we experienced a significant delay in our diploma ordering process. Originally, diplomas were slated for delivery by mid- to end- of March. However, due to COVID-19, diplomas will be shipped to the College on May 8 and they will be mailed to students that week.
Term of Graduation
|Estimated Diploma Delivery Date|
End of May
Diploma re-orders are processed with our end of term graduates. Therefore, re-orders will be placed three times per year: December, May, and August. If you have more than one credential, please complete a separate Duplicate Diploma Request Form for each one.