Graduation and Commencement

To apply for graduation there are three steps that must be completed:

  1. graduatesMeet with an academic advisor
  2. Verify that Registration and Records has current information on the intended degree and/or certificate. All requirements for the degree or certificate must be fullfilled, these can be found in the college catalog.
  3. Complete an online graduation application in Owlnet (in the Quicklinks section of the My Academic Life tab) or complete paper application.

Application for graduation must be filed with the Registration and Records Office no later than March 1 for May graduation, June 1 for August graduation, and October 1 for December graduation.

Awarding Degrees and Certificates

Diplomas are conferred in August, December, and May of each year. May graduation requirements must be met by May 31; December graduation requirements must be met by December 31; August graduation requirements must be met by August 31. Students will receive notification from the Registration & Records Office when diplomas/certificates for each graduation term are available for pick up. If the student has an outstanding financial obligation to the College, diplomas will not be issued until the obligation is resolved. The Registration and Records Office is authorized to issue letters of completion to students who need verification of program completion at other times. Formal commencement ceremonies are held once a year in May for all graduating classes within the academic year.

The College reserves the right to award all degrees or certificates earned.

The policies stated above are effective Fall 2013. For policies relative to prior years, please refer to the appropriate year's catalog.