Review Degree Audit with your academic advisor
Complete forms and deliver to the appropriate offices
Pay the commencement fee in the Business Office
Check for possible institutional HOLDS and resolve if necessary
Update legal, local, and e-mail addresses
Complete the HCC Graduate Questionnaire
Commencement is held once a year in May. Those invited to participate in the commencement exercises are the graduates from the prior summer and fall semesters, as well as, the current spring applicants.
A letter concerning details of the commencement ceremony for graduates will be mailed from the Presidents Office several weeks prior to the ceremony.
Diplomas are mailed eight to ten weeks after degree and/or certificate verifications are completed.
Although faculty advisors, department chairpersons and the Records Office staff assist in checking requirements, students are ultimately responsible for meeting graduation requirements.
Graduation Application Deadlines:
July 20 for summer graduation
November 20 for fall graduation
March 20 for spring graduation
General Requirements for degree or certificate of graduation:
Student must file an application for graduation with the Records Office.
15 of your last 24 credit hours must have been earned at HCC.
Candidates for graduation must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.
Developmental (below 100 level) courses will not count toward fulfilling graduation degree/certificate requirements.
Graduation Information - Graduation Requirements