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Graduation Instructions

May 12, 2023

  1. Apply for graduation. To apply: Use the Online Graduation Application Form before the April 1, 2023, deadline.
    Candidates who do not meet the deadline must reapply for next semester’s graduation.
  2. Pay the $15 diploma fee to the Business Office. You have the options of paying by telephone or through your MyLSCPA account in My Services.  Please contact the Business Office for more information at 409-984-6126.
  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 May 11, 2023.
  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, May 17, 2023. 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 April 1, 2023.
  6. Cap and Gown. Flat black cap and gown must be worn by all ceremony participants. Cap and gowns can be purchased ONLINE at  Cap and gowns are available for puchase online beginning March 20 - April 9, 2023. ONLY APPROVED STOLES AND CORDS ARE PERMITTED. View Commencement Regalia GuidelinesGraduation Stole Request Form is due by April 1, 2023 
  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. Graduation Orientation. Graduates are required to attend the graduation orientation on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Carl Parker Center.
  9. Questions about graduation? Send an email to the Graduation Coordinator at

Deadlines and Important Dates

April 1  Last day to apply and and pay all associated graduation fees.
April 1  Graduation stole request form.
May 4  Graduation Orientation begins at 6:00 p.m.
May 12  Graduation ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.
May 17  First day to pick up diplomas from Records Office.