Awarding of Degrees & Certificates
Upon completion of degree and/or certificate requirements, the student must apply for graduation in order for the credential(s) to be awarded. This three-step process requires the student to complete a Graduation Status Check Request and an Application for Degree or Certificate.
Step 1. Graduation Status Check Request
The student first completes a Graduation Status Check on-line using the Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) compliance. Confirm that ALL requirements for the degree or certificate are completed or in progress. Print a copy and annotate the status of any unmet requirements (i.e., Computer literacy test has been taken, scores pending; department course substitution initiated; MATH requirement in progress at another college). Submit a Request for Final Graduation Verification with attached CAPP compliance report to the Registrar's Office at the campus on which graduation is desired.
Step 2. Application for Degree or Certificate
The Registrar's Office will verify eligibility for graduation and mail an Application for Degree or Certificate form to the student when eligible.
Step 3. Payment
The student completes the Application for Degree or Certificate and pays the appropriate fee at the Business Office by the specified deadline listed on the application. The student orders their cap and gown through the Campus Bookstores.
Step 4. Diplomas
Following the end of term posting of grades, the Registrar's Office verifies that all requirements in progress have been completed and prepares the Diplomas. Diplomas will normally be available about two weeks following the posting of final grades for the term.
Students not currently enrolled who complete final graduation requirements elsewhere at another regionally accredited college or university and provide an official transcript may also apply for the degree or certificate.