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Graduation application

To request an appointment or to complete a graduation requirement check, students can email - The application deadline has been extended until April 30, 2020.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
2:15 p.m.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in our region, San Jacinto College will postpone its May 15 Commencement ceremony.

“This was a very difficult decision,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “We know that graduation is a time when our graduates and their families should celebrate their academic achievements.  For me, this is my favorite part of my job, celebrating with students who have overcome much to get to this point. However, we have to keep the health and safety of all of our College community in mind. We are committed to finding the best solution possible for our graduates and their families once this the Coronavirus situation is over.”

A new date or other arrangements will be announced as they are available. For up-to-date information on the San Jacinto College altered operations period during COVID-19, visit

Get Commencement Ceremony Information

Once you’ve completed all of your course requirements it’s time to graduate! Take these few easy steps and San Jac will have all the information it needs to officially award your degree or certificate.

  1. Do a Graduation Status Check. Log on to our secure system, go to Student Records, run a degree evaluation and print it out. Write in notes next to requirements that are currently in progress or pending, and bring the form to the Educational Planning, Counseling and Completion office on the campus where you would like to graduate by the deadline listed in the class schedule.

  2. Apply and get your cap & gown. The Educational Planning, Counseling and Completion office will verify that you’re eligible to graduate and provide you with an application for degree or certificate. Be sure to tell us on the application whether you’d like to attend your graduation ceremony. If you want to walk the stage, order your cap & gown through one of the campus bookstores. Honors program graduates, graduates from special programs, and members of Phi Theta Kappa should speak to their program educational planner/counselor regarding specialty regalia for graduation.

  3. Hold that diploma high! After grades are posted in your final semester the Educational Planning, Counseling and Completion office verifies that all of your pending items have been completed on your Graduation Status Check. When your diploma is printed and your degree is posted you officially become a college graduate. Diplomas are ready about six weeks after final grades are posted.

By the way, if you’ve completed at least 24 credit hours at San Jacinto College but finished up your degree at another college or university, you can still apply for a degree or certificate from San Jac.

Twitter users can receive live updates during San Jacinto College Commencement via the @SanJacCollege Twitter feed.  We love seeing photos and posts leading up to and during commencement.  Please use #SJCGrad15 and #SanJacCertified with your social media posts.