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December 11, 2020

Graduation Instructions


  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 20, 2020, deadline.
    Candidates who do not meet the deadline must reapply for next semester’s Graduation.
  2. Pay the $15 diploma fee at the Business Office. You have the option of paying by telephone or through your MyLSCPA account in self-service. 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 11, 2020.
  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 16, 2020. If you would like your diploma mailed to you, please pay the $11 diploma mailing fee at the Business Office (409-984-6126) no later than December 17, 2020.
  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 at the Barnes and 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

November 20 Last day to apply and pay diploma fees and cap and gown fees.
December 11 Official graduation date. Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.
December 16 First day to pick up diplomas from the Records Office.
December 17 Last day to pay diploma mailing fee.