Graduation Application


Please turn in your application for graduation and degree check to the Registrar's Office by the following dates:

Friday, October 2, 2020, for Fall 2020 Graduation or Thursday, November 19, 2020 for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.

Commencement Ceremony

The commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Students meeting the requirements for graduation should participate in the commencement ceremony and other graduation activities. In order to participate in graduation exercises, the following is required of students:
1. Fill out the graduation application on a computer, then print it out and take it to your advisor. If you don't know which boxes to check, ask your advisor. 

2. A degree check, completed by your advisor, must be turned in with the graduation application. The registrar will verify the degree check and will notify your advisor of any classes you may still need in order to graduate; your advisor will notify you if there are more classes you need to take. 

3. A diploma fee of $15.00 must be paid to the cashier before the graduation application is submitted. 

4. All applications must be signed by you and your advisor.


*A student must be within nine (9) credit hours of completing graduation requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Exceptions are made for some certificate programs. The date on the diploma will be the semester and year that all requirements are met.

What about caps and gowns (and other ceremony attire)?

*A regalia fee must be paid in the Saints Bookstore between March 1, 2021 and March 31, 2021. Regalia includes cap/gown/tassel and hood (hood for Associate Degree candidates only). Honor graduates will be assessed a fee for the gold honor cord.  Most gowns will be in stock and available for pick up in March.  Any regalia which has to be ordered may be picked up on April 29, 2021.

*Only official SCCC commencement reglaia may be worn during the commencement ceremony.

*Remember - In recognition of the tradition and dignity of the commencement ceremony, we do not allow the decorating of your relglaia in any way  (don't decorate your cap!). 

Students who are unable to participate in the Commencement ceremony must submit a letter to the Registrar's office, explaining the circumstances prohibiting attendance.


Graduation Requirements:
Note the following general information about graduation requirements from Seward County Community College with an Associate in Arts Degree, an Associate in Science Degree, an Associate in General Studies, or an Associate in Applied Science Degree:

·          a minimum of 60 credit hours completed (developmental courses will not count toward fulfilling degree requirements)

·          a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0

·          a minimum of 15 residential credit hours

·          completion of graduate assessments

Certificate of Completion programs have various requirements including, specific courses, credit hour totals, and clock hour totals.

All Associate degree and Certificate of Completion graduates are required to participate in graduate assessments held annually each spring. Diplomas and transcripts will not be released until required assessments are completed

Specific degree and certificate requirements are listed in the college catalog and can also be obtained from the Registrar's Office, the Admissions Office, or an advisor.


Graduation with Honors

"Graduation with Honors" shall be determined by the following grade points as accumulated on a student's cumulative earned Grade Point Average (GPA) through the semester prior to graduation:

·          Summa Cum Laude 3.85 - 4.00

·          Magna Cum Laude 3.65 - 3.84

·          Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.64

The final semester grades are calculated in the final GPA for the purpose of graduation with honors which will then be recorded on the student's Official Transcript.

Students who are designated as Honor Graduates (at least a 3.5 GPA) may wear Honor Cords at the graduation ceremony....


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