Are you getting close to finishing your program? Awesome, wonderful, exciting news! Congratulations. Here are the final steps to take:
Steps to graduation
Check requirements in GRAD Plan
GRAD Plan tells you how close you are to graduating. Check that these details are correct:
Watch for an email
Halfway through your final term, you'll get an email from firstname.lastname@example.org that confirms you are graduating. (If you’re in your last term and don’t get an email about graduating, contact Student Records right away.)
To get a printed diploma, you must order one.
To get a printed diploma, you must order one during your final term. Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after the term ends.
After you complete all required classes, your degree or certificate will be posted to your transcript. This happens a few weeks after the term ends. You’ll get an email when your transcript is updated.
Walk at Commencement
Get dressed up in a cap and gown and celebrate at the Memorial Coliseum. Commencement is optional but recommended!
What is the difference between graduation and commencement?
Graduation and commencement definitions What is... Definition Graduation When you finish your program. A certificate or degree is posted to your transcript. Commencement A ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments. You must RSVP.
Fun fact: you don't get your diploma at commencement. The diploma cover you get on stage contains a placeholder. Get an actual diploma mailed by following step 3 on this page!
After you graduate…
As a PCC graduate, here are some things you should know: