Graduation, Commencement, and Diplomas

Learn how to apply for graduation and find ceremony details and more.

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How to Apply for Graduation

In order for your degree to be awarded and to be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must apply for graduation. The Graduation Application will determine if you are eligible to obtain your certificate or diploma and to participate in Commencement. There is no fee to apply for graduation or to participate in Commencement

Complete the Application for Graduation online. See the deadlines below.

Quarter You Plan to Finish All Required Courses Apply for Graduation by This Date
Summer April 15
Fall July 15
Winter Sept. 15
Spring Nov. 15

Once Enrollment Services receives the application, an Academic Advisement Report (AAR) will determine your graduation progress. If your application is received by the deadline, your AAR will be sent to you prior to Advising Day of your last quarter. We will email the AAR to your preferred email listed in ctcLink. 


Centralia College will mail diplomas approximately 60 days after the end of the quarter in which the requirements for the program has been completed and verified. Diplomas will be mailed to the address on the student’s record.


Enrollment Services
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor