Important Dates for Graduation
Please don't order an official transcript until you see that ALL of your grades are posted on your unofficial transcript in connectColumbia.
|Application period to apply for graduation||November 23, 2020 - April 2, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||June 15, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||July 1, 2021|
|Application period to apply for graduation||April 19, 2021 - July 16, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||September 15, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||October 1, 2021|
|Application period to apply for graduation||August 2, 2021 - November 12, 2021|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||February 15, 2022|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||March 1, 2022|
|Application period to apply for graduation||November 29, 2021 - April 1, 2022|
|Degree/Certificate posted to transcript||June 15, 2022|
|Degree/Certificate mailed to student by||July 1, 2022|
Application for Graduation Process
For summer graduation, please make an appointment with a counselor to complete your graduation application. To find and contact your Counselor, please refer to our Counseling Staff page. Counseling office: 209-588-5109, Special Programs office 209-588-5130 or visit the Counseling Appointments page.
Beginning August 2, 2021 you can apply for an Associates Degree, Certificate of Completion, or Skills Attainment Certificate for the fall semester by clicking on the link to these forms on the Student Forms web page. The forms will be electronic and processed through our forms system called Etrieve. To learn how to use Etrieve, please see the video tutorial on the Student Forms page. There are several steps that will happen after you submit your graduation application.
1. If you plan to complete your application with a Counselor, it should be smooth sailing for you! The Counselor will confirm that you have met all requirements to graduate, or, that you plan to complete your final classes by the end of the semester in which you are applying.
2. If you have met with a Counselor in the past and have a current, approved education plan on file in Starfish, your graduation application will be routed to your Counselor for approval.
3. If you have NOT met with a Counselor and DO NOT have an approved education plan on file in Starfish, your application will be routed to the Counseling department and you will be contacted to make a counseling appointment to complete that step.
4. Once you have a Counselor-approved graduation application on file, your application will be in a "pending" status until the final evaluation is complete (6-8 weeks after the end of the semester).
5. You will receive an email to your student email account letting you know if you are eligible or ineligible for for your award after a Counselor reviews your application. You can see where your application is in the process at all times by checking the application "History" at the bottom of the Etrieve page.
In order to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony, students must have a Counselor-approved Application for Graduation on file.
Columbia College Commencement 2022