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Congratulations on nearing your academic goals!  In order to graduate, there are a few steps to address.  Follow the process below to ensure that all the necessary requirements have been met.  Graduation applications should be submitted during your last semester at Century College by the deadline: 

Fall 2016 - December 5

Spring 2017 - April 3

Graduation Steps

Complete the Graduation Application within the processing timeline

You must apply to graduate in order for it to be reflected on your transcript. Graduation applications should be submitted during your last semester at Century College by the deadline (fall 2016 - December 5; spring 2017 - April 3). Applications received after the deadline will be processed in the next term.

If you no longer have access to your myCentury account, print the form and submit it to the Records Office, Room 2220, West Campus.

Confirm that you have met all of your degree requirements

View your DARS through eServices and confirm that you have met all of your degree requirements and the following:

  • Your degree/major and catalog year are listed correctly. Requirements may change from year to year.
  • Transcripts from other colleges/universities have been received and evaluated, including 916/Career and Tech Center.
  • Make sure previous grades of Incomplete are now graded.
  • Confirm completion of any internships, externships, or clinicals.
  • Compare with your unofficial transcript that any repeated courses are noted or complete a Repeat of Course form.
  • All academic petitions are recorded on your DARS.
  • Confirm that your account is paid up by checking for any holds on your account.
  • Catalog requirements older than 6 years cannot be used for a degree program.
  • Technical credits older than 5 years cannot be used as career credit for a diploma or certificate, only as elective credits

If your DARS does not reflect that you have met all of the program requirements, or if you have any questions, please meet with an academic advisor, counselor, or your program advisor to review your DARS report.

Decide whether or not to walk in the Graduation Ceremony

If you do plan to participate in the ceremony, follow the instructions at the Graduation Ceremony. If you are a spring graduate, do not assume that you have actually graduated because you attended the ceremony. Your official award occurs after spring grades are posted and you graduation application has been evaluated.

If you are unable to or choose not to attend the ceremony, your diploma will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application. We do not mail out diploma covers. However, you may purchase one (in person or online) from the Bookstore.

Diplomas & Degree Documents

Diplomas and other correspondence are mailed to the address given on the graduation application form within 14-16 weeks after grades are posted. The document will show the name listed in the computer system unless a Change of Information form is submitted. Name changes require valid identification (see back of change form for details) and must be done in person at the Records Office. 

You must apply to graduate in order for your award to be reflected on your transcript (if you no longer have access to myCentury, download the paper application). Within 6-8 weeks after grades are posted, you may view your degree notation on your unofficial transcript online at Century College eServices.

You may replace your degree document for a $25 fee. Questions call 651-779-3228. The diploma order takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks. A transcript is easily accessible and is the most official record of your graduation.