Graduation from TCC

The college certifies graduates for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters

A Commencement Ceremony is held twice a year in May and December. Summer graduates' names will appear in the December commencement program.

Commencement information
Before you submit your application for graduation, meet with your academic counselor/advisor to ensure you:

  • Are listed in the correct program plan and catalog year
  • Have completed or are registered for all remaining coursework required for your plan
  • Apply for the appropriate graduation term
  • Verify/update your myTCC mailing address

Graduation status

We encourage you to refer to the college catalog, your advisement reports, and your academic advisor to check your status and progress toward completion of your program.

Students who submit the graduation application early in their final semester will also receive a graduation status letter (approved, pending, incomplete) from the graduation team.

Graduation applicants are not reviewed until the middle of the graduating semester (after enrollment changes are complete/closed). 

Reapplying for graduation

Graduation applications are not automatically carried forward to another semester. If you do not meet your requirements in the semester you apply for graduation, you must reapply for the semester in which you will meet graduation requirements.

Diploma delivery
  • Diplomas for Fall term graduates are typically mailed in March
  • Diplomas for Spring term graduates are typically mailed in August
  • Diplomas for Summer term graduates are typically mailed in October

 

Requesting replacement diplomas

You may request a duplicate diploma, provided that you do not owe any outstanding debts to the college.

Complete and submit a Request for Replacement Diploma Form by mail or fax. Reissued diploma requests approximately take 5 to 7 business days for processing.
 

* You may not receive a Graduation Status letter if you apply within 6 weeks of the end of the semester 6 weeks. If you apply within 4 weeks of the end of the semester your name may not appear in the printed commencement program.

Graduation FAQs

What do I need to do to graduate?

You must apply to graduate using the online Graduation Application form.

Is there a graduation fee?

There is no graduation application fee.

Does the graduation application need to be submitted by a certain date?

Yes,the application deadline is the last day of instruction of the graduation semester. 

Students who submit the graduation application early in their final semester will also receive a graduation status letter (approved, pending, incomplete) from the graduation team.

Graduation applicants are not reviewed until the middle of the graduating semester (after enrollment changes are complete/closed). 

I am graduating in August. Can I attend the commencement ceremony in December?

Yes. If you submitted a graduation application for the Summer term and have completed the requirements to graduate, you can participate in the December commencement.

Will I receive any information about my graduation status and the commencement ceremony?

Yes. Students who submit the graduation application early in their final semester will also receive a graduation status letter (approved, pending, incomplete) from the graduation team.

Students participating in the commencement ceremony will be sent a detailed letter informing them about ceremony related information approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the commencement ceremony as well as an email with the same information. All information pertaining to the commencement will be sent to you via your myTCC email account.

When will I know if I did everything required for graduation?

You can obtain a degree audit by logging into your myTCC account. If, after reviewing the degree audit, you need further assistance, please see an advisor or email graduate@tcc.edu.

I received a letter stating my degree requirements were not met. What do I do now?

The letter will indicate why you did not meet graduation requirements. You will need to meet with your advisor for additional assistance. Once you have met your graduation requirements, you must submit a new Graduation Application form.

When do I request my final official TCC transcript showing my date of graduation and the degree I was awarded?

You may request official transcripts at any time. However, make sure to indicate Hold for Degree  if you want your transcript to reflect your degree information. 

Request your transcript 

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