You've completed all the required courses for your certificate or associate's degree. Congratulations! This is no small accomplishment, given the time and dedication you have made to complete your career program or prepare yourself for further education.
Apply for graduation
To officially graduate and receive your diploma, you need to ask the registration office to verify that you've completed all the requirements of your program. This is called applying for graduation.
- Any questions pertaining to the completion of the graduation application may be directed to your student success advisor.
- Complete the electronic graduation application. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will be returned to you, resulting in possible delays in processing and in awarding your degree.
- The deadline to apply for graduation is three months prior to the month you intend to graduate.
Transcripts, diplomas and certificates
Upon graduation and receipt of final grades, your degree or certificate and date of graduation will be posted on your transcript. You will receive a graduate copy of your transcript and your diploma or certificate approximately two weeks after degree completion. During peak times like April, August and December final processing may take additional time to complete.
They are mailed to the address shown on record. If a change in address occurs, please contact the Registration Office.
Frequently asked questions
Sometimes students have may not meet a graduation requirement but have taken similar course work in the past, and will work with their Program Coordinator and Student Success Advisor to have course substitutions or waivers requested for their record. Once a formal request has been entered it is reviewed by all necessary parties before a decision is made.