Graduation Application Form (PDF)

A graduation ceremony is held in May of each year. Graduates from all three semesters may participate in this ceremony.  However, diplomas are not issued (or mailed) until the semester that graduation requirements are met.  A final check of your records will be performed and any outstanding paperwork (final high school transcript, etc.) on your part may delay the award and mailing of your degree.

An application for graduation (see link above) must be completed and returned to the Admissions Office by December 17, 2021, in order for your name to appear in the graduation program for this year.  If you submit the application after the deadline, you may still participate in graduation; however, your name will not appear in the ceremony program or in any newspapers.

There is a $20 fee associated with the graduation application and must be paid at the time of application.  Students exempt from the fee are those earning certificates of 12 hours or less. The cost covers the processing and mailing of your degree as well as your cap and gown.  If you are earning a degree, whether you choose to participate in the graduation ceremony or not, the fee does not change. If you are earning multiple degrees, you pay the fee once.

 You may complete the application for degree conferment (graduation application) by printing out the above PDF and submitting it with the appropriate payment to the Admissions Office (E102). You may also stop by our offices to obtain a form or email us at  We may be reached by phone at 618-252-5400, ext. 4120.