Graduation and Commencement Ceremony
Each term all students meeting program requirements will be automatically graduated. The graduation date will be the end of the college term in which the student fulfills all academic requirements. All obligations, financial or otherwise to the college must be fulfilled. A graduation notation will be made on the student's transcript. Diplomas will be mailed six to eight weeks after the degree, certificate, or diploma is awarded.
The College holds one commencement exercise each year at the end of the second academic term, generally in May. Graduates from the preceding summer term and fall term as well as potential graduates for spring term are strongly encouraged to attend the ceremony. Students who will complete graduation requirements in an upcoming summer term may request special permission to walk early in a Spring ceremony by contacting their campus Student Success Office. Refer to the College's graduation webpage for more information about commencement and graduation.
Note: The annual commencement program is printed prior to the recording of grades for the spring term. For commencement program purposes only, it is necessary to identify honors designation for candidates for graduation based upon their all-college cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the spring term.
Baccalaureate Degree Honors
Latin Honors distinction for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degree is determined by students' all college cumulative grade point average at the end of the term they graduate, as follows.
- Cum Laude 3.50-3.64
- Magna Cum Laude 3.65-3.79
- Summa Cum Laude 3.80 or higher
Lower Division Honors Recognition
Honors or High Honors graduation for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degree is determined by the student's all-college cumulative grade point average at the end of the term the student graduates as follows:
- Honors 3.50-3.74
- High Honors 3.75-4.00