August 16, 2019

August Graduation Instructions

  1. Apply for graduation. To apply, click: Download Graduation Application. Complete the PDF application. Once completed, submit your application by emailing the attachment to, or return the printed application to the Records Office, 3rd Floor of the Student Center, before the July 31, 2019, deadline.
    The Records Office will not accept applications after July 31, 2019.  Candidates must reapply for next semester’s Graduation if this deadline is not met.
  2. Pay the $15 diploma fee at the Business Office.
  3. Transfer Coursework. Students that are currently attending or have attended other college(s) must include an unofficial transcript(s) when applying for graduation.  Official transcripts with final grades must be submitted by August 14, 2019.
  4. Financial Obligations. Graduation candidates must pay ALL outstanding debts.
    •  Business Office at 409-984-6126.
    •  Library at 409-984-6218 (check if you have books or money owed).
    •  Financial Aid at 409-984-6204.
  5. Diplomas. Graduates may pick up their diplomas at the Records Office beginning Wednesday, August 21, 2019. If you would like your diploma mailed to you, please pay the $11.00 diploma mailing fee at the Business Office (409-984-6126) no later than August 22, 2019.
  6. Cap and Gown. Flat black cap and gown must be worn by all ceremony participants. Cap and gowns can be purchased at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. ONLY APPROVED STOLES AND CORDS ARE PERMITTED.
  7. Check your email regularly. All graduation correspondence will be emailed to your address.  A required survey that is part of your graduation application process will be emailed to you. Your diploma will not be released until the survey is completed.
  8. Questions about graduation? Send an email to the Graduation Coordinator at

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • July 31 - Last day to apply and pay diploma and cap and gown graduation fees.
  • August 16 - Official Graduation Date - there is no commencement ceremony for summer graduation.
  • August 21 - First day to pick up diplomas from Records Office.
  • August 22 - Last day to pay diploma mailing fee.