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Graduation Instructions

December 9, 2022

  1. Apply for graduation. To apply: Use the Online Graduation Application Form or Download PDF Graduation Application PDF. Complete the PDF application. Once you have completed the PDF form, submit your application by emailing the attachment to before the November 1, 2022, 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 December 8, 2022.
  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, December 14, 2022. 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 November 1, 2022.
  6. Cap and Gown. Flat black cap and gown with white collar must be worn by all ceremony participants. Cap and gowns can be purchased ONLINE at  ONLY APPROVED STOLES AND CORDS ARE PERMITTED. View Commencement Regalia Guidelines.
  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, Antoinette Henry, at

Deadlines and Important Dates

November 1  Last day to apply and and pay all associated graduation fees.
December 9  Graduation ceremony tentatively begins at 5:30 p.m.
December 14  First day to pick up diplomas from Records Office.