Applying to Graduate
Your application will be processed after the next semester’s graduation application deadline.
You will receive a confirmation of you application via ACCmail.
Contact your assigned faculty advisor or an any campus Advising Office.
You may select each program when you complete your graduation application.
Students may earn certificates before or during the same semester they earn the Associate of Applied Science degree in the same concentration. Students may earn multiple Associate of Applied Science degrees.
Students may earn a second transfer degree of the same type (AA, AS) as long as 12 credit hours of coursework are unique to the subsequent degree(s). The unique coursework requirement will be waived for students who previously earned a degree in General Studies.
Not automatically, however, you can request that your application be moved to the next term. Contact the Graduation Office at [email protected] so your application may be moved to the appropriate term.
Your degree will be awarded the semester you submit your graduation application, and degree awarding begins the last day of the semester.
Your graduation application signals the college to begin an official degree audit. It also tells us that it’s time to order your diploma.
A degree audit is the process of checking your records to verify you have met all of the requirements for graduation. This includes making sure that transfer courses and substitutions have been properly applied to your degree or certificate program. The Graduation Office completes an official degree audit when you apply to graduate. You may complete an unofficial degree audit/program evaluation through Online Services.
Your catalog in effect is the catalog you have been following to meet degree requirements. View Catalog
You must complete no less than 25 percent of your ACC program of study in regular classroom classes or Distance Learning classes. These are considered in residence classes. CLEP, AP, course challenges, or military training will not meet the in residence rule. This is an accreditation authority requirement.
Request a transcript evaluation to ensure ACC has received all your transferred credit, credit by exam, or previous degree credit. You may also want to talk to your instructional department or division office.
Courses that have Incomplete or Audited (I or AU on your transcript) cannot be used to fulfill degree or certificate requirements.
Parchment, ACC’s diploma printer, will mail your diploma to the address listed on the graduation application eight to ten weeks following the end of the semester. Confirm your current address with the Graduation Office before the last day of the semester you intend to graduate.
You cannot pick up your diploma in person; all diplomas are delivered by mail by ACC’s diplomas printer.
At the end of each semester, the Graduation Office orders diplomas. The diplomas are mailed to the address on your graduation application by Parchment. ACC’s diploma services company. Important: Confirm your current address with the Graduation Office before end of semester.
Allow eight to 10 weeks for processing official degree and certificate diplomas.
Yes. For a small fee, you can order replacement or duplicate copies of your diploma. After ordering your replacement diploma, you can set up an account with Parchment, ACC’s diploma services company, to receive electronic credentials in addition to your physical diploma.
Summer 2020 graduates and after: You can also get electronic credentials by setting up an account with Parchment. You will receive instructions via your ACC email account after the Graduation Office submits the diploma order.