Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon


Are you getting close to finishing your program? Awesome, wonderful, exciting news! Congratulations. Here are the final steps to take:

Steps to graduation

  1. Check requirements in GRAD Plan

    GRAD Plan tells you how close you are to graduating. Access GRAD Plan in MyPCC using the "check progress" link in the "My degree" channel.

    Check that these details are correct:

  2. Watch for an email

    Halfway through your final term, you'll get an email from records@pcc.edu 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.

  3. Order your diploma

    To get a printed diploma, you must order one during your final term. Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after the term ends.

  4. Graduate!

    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.

  5. 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 graduateā€¦

As a PCC graduate, here are some things you should know: