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  • Graduation Information

    Your advisor has been assigned to assist you in determining the course sequence in fulfilling your program requirements. Please see your academic advisor to assist you in determining your eligibility for graduation.

    Fall 2017 Important Dates

    October 1, 2017: Graduation Application Deadline

    May 8, 2018: Commencement
  • Requirements:

    • Must be admitted to the curriculum and program model under which you plan to graduate. Please note: A minimum of one course required for graduation must be completed after the effective term of the program for that catalog year.

    • Must satisfactorily complete the required number of hours and courses for the curriculum enrolled.

    • Have achieved a 2.0 program grade-point ratio on all courses that apply toward graduation in the program.

    • Paid all fees and other financial obligations due the College.

    • Apply for graduation through WebAdvisor by the established deadline.

    Graduation Application:

    • The Application for Graduation may be completed in Enrollment Services located in the Student Services building. Students may also complete the application online. 

    • If you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony, which is held at the end of the Spring term, you must apply by the published deadline of the academic year in which you plan to graduate.

    • If you do not plan to participate in the graduation ceremony, you will need to apply by the established deadline.

    COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY PARTICIPATION:

    • Students who have completed graduation course work for a degree or diploma in the Fall semester of the previous year or those who anticipate completing course work in the Spring or Summer term of the current year. 
       
      Note: Students completing a certificate program are not eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

    Receipt of Degree or Diploma:

    • Everyone who walks across the stage at the ceremony will receive an award cover with a congratulatory note from the College.

    • The actual degree or diploma earned will be issued from the Academic Records Office approximately six weeks after the end of the term in which the student completes graduation requirements.
  • Honor Awards Recognized in Graduation Program:

    • Phi Theta Kappa
    • Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
    • Honor Graduates (3.50 GPA or higher in all course work at the College through the Fall semester of the year of graduation).
    • Honor graduates who participate in the graduation ceremony receive an honor cord.

    President's Award Recipients:

    • Selected students who have achieved academic excellence or made outstanding contributions to the College and who are participating in the graduation ceremony are honored at the ceremony by being presented with the President's Award.

    • Students are selected by their academic division.

    Replacement or Duplicate Award Requests:

  • Guidelines for Guests:

    • Please arrive at Winthrop Coliseum at least 30 minutes early.

    • Graduation is a formal, dignified ceremony. Please be courteous to other guests and observe silence during the ceremony so families can hear all of the graduation candidates' names as they are called.

    • Due to the formal nature of the ceremony, families are advised not to bring children under the age of six in order to minimize disruption of the ceremony.

    • Winthrop Coliseum and York Technical College do not allow eating, drinking, smoking, or cell phone use during the graduation ceremony.