An application for graduation must be completed and returned to the Enrollment Services office one semester prior to the semester of graduation. A graduation ceremony is held in May each year. Graduates from all three semesters may participate in this ceremony. However, diplomas are not issued until the semester that graduation requirements are met. There is a $20 graduation fee that covers the cost of diploma, diploma cover, cap and gown. Caps and gowns should be ordered in February at the Enrollment Services Office. Students exempt from the $20 fee are those earning certificates of 12 hours or less. Students must apply for graduation and pay the $20 graduation fee whether they plan to attend the graduation ceremony or not.