GRADUATION PROCEDURES FOR ALL PROGRAMS
All graduating students must complete the following pre-graduation procedures:
- Obtain an Application for Graduation packet from your Academic Advisor/Counselor and complete the Application for Graduation Form. Print a Degree Works audit of your academic program.
- Students receiving any type of student loan must complete a required Financial Aid in-person exit interview.
- Take the completed graduation packet and degree audit to your academic advisor/counselor for review.
IMPORTANT: You must obtain a staff signature from each department all through the graduation checklist process. Turn in the completed forms to the Cashier‘s Office at any campus and pay the graduation fee if required.
The SFSC commencement ceremonies are held in December (fall) and May (spring) of each year (see Academic Calendar at the beginning of the College Catalog). Students who complete graduation requirements by the end of the summer term are invited to participate in either ceremony.
See the College Catalog regarding Honors recognition at commencement.
Cap and Gown: If you plan to attend a commencement ceremony, you must order your cap and gown through the College Bookstore (Follett). Check with the bookstore for ordering deadlines.
The registrar is the official authority responsible for certifying that all graduation requirements have been met. Diplomas/certificates will be processed at the end of the term that the requirements are fulfilled. It takes approximately six to eight weeks for a student to receive his/her diploma/certificate by mail after the end of the term.