December 2018 Graduation Instructions

  1. Apply for graduation. All candidates must complete an application for graduation even if you are not participating in a ceremony. Download Graduation Application.
  2. Transfer Coursework. Students that are currently attending or have attended other college(s) must provide an official transcript(s) to the Records Department before December 12, 2018.
  3. Financial Obligations. Graduation candidates must pay outstanding debts (financial, library, parking, etc.).
    •  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.
  4. Diplomas. Graduates must pick up their diploma or pay to have their diploma mailed to them. Graduates may pick up their diploma in the Records Department beginning on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. If graduate chooses to have diploma mailed, the diploma mailing fee is $11.00 and must be paid at the Business Office (409-984-6126) no later than December 19, 2018.
  5. Cap and Gown. Flat black cap and gown must be worn by all ceremony participants. These can be purchased at the bookstore.
  6. Check email regularly. Check your email regularly until graduation as we will send you important information along with a mandatory on-line survey. This survey is part of the application process and must be completed before we are able to award your degree and release your diploma.
  7. Questions about graduation? Send an email to

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • November 23 - Last day to apply and pay graduation fees.
  • December 14 - Official Graduation Date.
  • December 18 - First day to pick up diplomas from Records Dept.
  • December 19 - Last day to pay diploma mailing fee.

f you have any questions, please contact the Records Department at 409-984-6176.