FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I need to meet with my advisor before I apply?

Degree requirements can be complicated.  Your advisor will help you ensure the following:

  • official matriculation in chosen degree
  • satisfactory completion of required courses
  • 25% of credits or more earned at ACC
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher
  • paperwork completed for any pre-requisite waivers or course substitutions
  • no remaining incomplete grades

When are applications due to the Registrar?

Complete a Graduation Application by the appropriate deadline:

May graduates should apply by April 1st
August graduates should apply by August 1st
December graduates should apply by December 1st

What happens after I hand in my form to the Registrar?

Your record will be reviewed to ensure that all requirements are met and you will receive a letter verifying your eligibility to graduate or identifying unmet requirements.

Is there a fee to graduate?

No, there are no costs associated with graduation.

I am completing a certificate, can I come to the ceremony?

Yes, we award both Certificates and Associates Degrees at the May ceremony.

I am finishing my degree over the summer, can I participate in the May ceremony?

Students with 4 or fewer remaining credits can be granted permission to participate in the May ceremony by the Dean of Students. Please complete a Graduation Appeal Form.

I have credits at another college that I will need to graduate, what do I do?

If you haven’t already, request that the other school send an OFFICIAL transcript to ACC.  Meanwhile, complete an Application for Transfer Credit and submit it to the Admissions Office to be certain that the credits are applied as you intend.

I have a hold on my student account, can I still graduate?

All financial obligations to the College must be satisfied in order for you to participate in the May ceremony and have your transcripts issued to other colleges or potential employers.  This includes obligations to the library, the bookstore, the academic skills center, and the cashier’s office.