Graduation and Commencement

Graduation and Commencement

Observe the Deadlines

Due dates for graduation applications are:


First Friday in November


First Friday in April


First Friday in April

Note: Applications received after the posted deadline will not be printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program.

Meet the Requirements

Review the General Graduation Requirements
Honors Designation

3.900 to 4.000 With Highest Distinction Gold Honor Cord
3.700 to 3.899 With High Distinction White Honor Cord
3.500 to 3.699 With Distinction Red Honor Cord

Official Transcripts

If you took classes at another University or 2 Year College in addition to your PVCC coursework which will be applied toward your degree, you must request official transcripts from those institutions and ask that they be evaluated and posted to your PVCC record.

Apply for Graduation

Applicants will receive notification in their student message center from the Admissions, Records & Registration office regarding application status.
Applicants have thirty days after the anticipated graduation date to remove all academic deficiencies on their record. Applicants who are not eligible for the degree/certificate must re-apply.