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 (as well as 2.0 or higher Major GPA)
- paperwork completed for any prerequisite 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
Please do not attach DegreeWorks audits to emails.
What happens after I send my Graduation Application to the Registrar?
Your record will be reviewed to ensure that all requirements are met and you will receive an email verifying your eligibility to graduate -OR- identifying unmet requirements.
Is there a fee to graduate?
No, there are no costs associated with graduation.
When is the Graduation Ceremony?
Asnuntuck holds a single Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony in May. The May 2023 ceremony is TENTATIVELY scheduled at Dunkin’ Donuts Park (the Yard Goats Stadium) in Hartford, CT on May 25, 2023. Confirmation of this date and detailed communications with information about tickets, parking and regalia (cap & gown) will be sent to eligible students in early May 2023.
Eligible students are those anticipating May 2023 graduation who submitted applications by April 3rd, as well as those students with credentials conferred in August and December 2022 who indicated interest in attending the ceremony on their graduation applications. Students who are within 4 credits of completing their program and will finish by August 2023 may appeal to participate in the May 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Students with pending graduation applications should check their college email and this website frequently for additional information.
Students who have been approved to participate in Commencement and who have picked up their regalia and tickets beforehand should arrive at 5PM. The ceremony will begin at 6PM. Students are not given their actual official diplomas and certificates at the graduation ceremony. If all graduation requirements have been fulfilled at the end of the Spring semester, diplomas are later mailed to the “mailing” addresses listed for graduates in the Banner Student Information System.
I have credits at another college that I will need to graduate, what do I do?
If you haven’t already done so, 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. This information must be received and processed by the conferral date. Late submission of information may delay your conferral date.
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 receive a diploma or certificate and have your transcripts issued to other colleges or potential employers. Students with Accounts Receivable holds may not participate in Commencement. Financial obligations include library fines, funds owed to the bookstore, holds placed by the academic skills center, and tuition /fees owed to the Business/cashier’s office.