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Graduation Requirements

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When should I apply for graduation?

May – Deadline to apply is March 1st
August -  Deadline to apply is August 1st
December – Deadline to apply is December 1st

How do I apply for graduation?

Students interested in graduating should complete the application for graduation and submit it to:

Community College of Beaver County
Information and Registration Center
1 Campus Dr.
Monaca PA, 15061
Attention: Graduation Application

Is there a commencement ceremony every semester?

No. Commencement is held once per year in May. If you only have one semester before graduation requirements are met and want to march in commencement, please designate on the graduation application your anticipated semester of completion.

I applied, what’s next?

May Graduates
In late March, you will receive a letter informing you of the process to order your cap and gown for the commencement ceremony and the directions for the day of the event. Please note, the day of commencement, you will not take home your actual diploma. Once your application is processed and degree is confirmed, your diploma will be mailed to the address indicated on your application. Please allow processing time once final grades are submitted for the semester in which your degree requirements were met. If you do not meet degree requirements, a letter will be mailed informing you of your next steps.

August Graduates
Once your application is processed and degree is confirmed, your diploma will be mailed to the address indicated on your application. Please allow processing time once final grades are submitted for the semester in which your degree requirements were met. If you do not meet degree requirements, a letter will be mailed informing you of your next steps.

December Graduates
Once your application is processed and degree is confirmed, your diploma will be mailed to the address indicated on your application. Please allow processing time once final grades are submitted for the semester in which your degree requirements were met. If you do not meet degree requirements, a letter will be mailed informing you of your next steps.

What are the graduation requirements?

The student is responsible for satisfying requirements for graduation.

Students should review program requirements with their academic advisors/counselors. In addition, the following requirements must be met by students planning to graduate:

•       Complete all academic and general education requirements, including college success strategies course requirements, first year seminar, graduation portfolio curriculum requirements, and any other requirement specified for the major, degree, diploma, or certificate program for which the student is applying.

o   These requirements must be completed no later than 30 calendar days from the end of the term in which the application for graduation is submitted.

•       Attain a final, cumulative quality point average of 2.00 or better for all work applied toward graduation.

•       Meet all financial obligations/bills owed to the college including Library or parking fines, fees, etc.

•       Satisfy all conditions for a complete and accurate student file with the Information and Registration Center (IRC).

•       Students who transfer credits from other colleges into their CCBC major must:

o   Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit at CCBC.

o   Complete at least 9 of the last 15 semester hours required prior to graduation at CCBC.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Information and Registration Center at 724-480-3504.