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Graduation

Graduation Process

Meet Graduation Requirements

To graduate from SLCC you must:

  • Complete all requirements for a certificate, diploma, or degree as outlined in the General Catalog. Graduation requirements will be determined using the catalog year in effect when you were most recently admitted to the College (please note that no student can graduate under the requirements of a catalog more than six years old). Please contact Academic Advising if you have questions about completion of program requirements.
  • If necessary, submit any requests for course substitutions and waivers and receive approval from the department or associate dean:
    • MySLCC
    • Academics & Records
    • Academic Planning
    • Curriculum Exception
  • Students with transfer credits must have their credits evaluated prior to submitting a graduation application or their graduation may be denied or deferred to the next semester. Please see Transfer Evaluation site for more information on how to transfer credits from another institution to SLCC.
  • Follow the instructions to fill out the form. Speak with your academic advisor for assistance.
  • Maintain an SLCC cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher.
  • Complete all incomplete ("I") grades required by your program of study.
  • Complete at least 25% of required credit hours at SLCC.
  • Resolve all financial obligations to Salt Lake Community College. All transcripts and diplomas will be held until outstanding financial holds are cleared.

Apply for Graduation

Traditional and Apprenticeship Students

  1. Ensure that the following information on your MyPage account is correct before proceeding with the graduation application: Name, Major and Mailing Address. To change or update your major or mailing address:
    • MySLCC
    • Academics & Records
    • Academic Records
    • Change of Address, Phone, Email

    From there, you may select View Address(es) & Phone(s) to verify your information, or Change of Address, Phone, Email to update your information. To change or update your name, please contact the Data Center.

  2. Apply for graduation online:
    • MySLCC
    • Academics & Records
    • Academic Planning
    • Application for Graduation

    Follow the instructions to complete the application. If your program of study is not listed on the online application, please fill out a paper application in person at the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records.

Concurrent and Early Enrollment Students:

If you are a high school student (including New Century Scholarship students) planning to graduate from SLCC, you will need to submit a High School Graduation Application (PDF). Please do not apply for graduation through your MyPage account if you are currently a high school student.

For questions regarding Concurrent Enrollment, please contact the Concurrent Enrollment Office. For questions regarding Early Enrollment, please contact the Early Enrollment Office.

After You Apply For Graduation

Graduation Application Confirmation

After you have submitted your graduation application, a graduation status message will be sent to your BruinMail account within five business days.

If Your Application is Denied

If your application is denied, please speak with an academic advisor to discuss your missing requirements before contacting the Graduation Office.

You have one year from the graduation semester indicated on your application to finish your requirements. After that time, a new application and fee will be required to graduate.

Check Your Graduation Status

To see if your credential(s) have been awarded once the semester has ended:

  • MySLCC
  • Academics & Records
  • Academic Records
  • Display Academic Transcripts

The date will be visible if a degree or other credential has been awarded. We will also notify you when a credential has been awarded by sending a second message to your BruinMail account. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Graduation Office.

Commencement

The Commencement ceremony is held once a year in May. There is no fee for the Commencement ceremony. Caps and gowns, which are required to walk in the ceremony, may be purchased at the Graduation Fair or at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and South City Campus bookstores.

Diplomas

Your diploma will be mailed approximately ten weeks after the day that grades are due in your graduating semester.

Your diploma will be sent to your mailing address currently in our records. You are responsible for updating your mailing address and other information as necessary. To change or update your mailing address:

  • MySLCC
  • Academics & Records
  • Academic Records
  • Change of Address, Phone, Email

From there, you may select View Address(es) & Phone(s) to verify your information, or Change of Address, Phone, Email to update your information. To change or update your name, please contact the Data Center.

If you have not received your diploma ten weeks after grades are due, check your unofficial transcript in your MyPage Student Portal to see if your degree was awarded. If it was awarded, you must report having not received your diploma to the Graduation Office.

You should also check to see if you have any financial holds on your account, as a diploma will not be sent if you have a hold on your record. If you have financial holds, contact Accounts Receivable.

Additional Services

The Graduation Office can also:

Please contact the Graduation Office to access these services or if you any other questions or concerns.

You can also consult our FAQ.