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Frequently Asked Questions

Graduation is a step-by-step process leading up to the receiving of your official degree. If you haven’t applied for graduation yet, please apply online. Contact the SLCC Graduation Office at 801-957-4035 if you need assistance.

Commencement refers to the ceremony, officiated by the President of Salt Lake Community College, which is an opportunity for the students to share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with peers, family and friends.

You can check your progress in DegreeWorks. To access DegreeWorks log into:

  • MySLCC
  • Academics & Records
  • Academic Planning
  • DegreeWorks (Evaluate Your Degree Progress)

There are tutorials available to assist with DegreeWorks if you need them. Please talk to your academic advisor often to keep track of your path to graduation.

  • 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 (note that no student can graduate under the requirements of a catalog more than six years old). Contact Academic Advising if you have questions about completion of program requirements.
  • If necessary, submit requests for course substitutions and waivers to Curriculum Exception:
    • 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. See Transfer Evaluation 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 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete all incomplete ("I") grades.
  • 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.

You can find all graduation deadlines on the Graduation Office homepage or by consulting the Academic Calendar.

Late applications will be processed the following semester, even if you have completed all program requirements, and your diploma will be mailed ten weeks after that semester. We are unable to award credentials for past semesters. Your credentials and diploma will be dated according to the semester in which your graduation application is processed.

A confirmation message will be sent to your BruinMail account within five business days.

Complete and submit a separate application for each program.

The Letter of Completion has been replaced by the Certificate of Completion in General Education. Like the Letter of Completion, this certificate verifies completion of general education requirements and has the added benefit of being part of your permanent academic record. The application for the Certificate of Completion in General Education is available on the Forms page.

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

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

Go to your DegreeWorks and in “Prior SLCC Degree Awarded” it should list your degree. If it still does not show your degree but you have not received a denial letter, your application has not been processed yet.

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.

Please speak with an academic advisor to discuss your missing requirements before contacting the Graduation Office.

Curriculum Exception

  • Log into MySLCC
  • Student Academic Profile card
  • Curriculum Exception

Catalog Year Change Request

  • Log into MySLCC
  • Student Academic Profile Card
  • Program and Catalog Year Change Request


Yes. Everyone who is graduating during the academic year is eligible to walk in May. This includes fall, spring and summer graduates.

We mail your diploma approximately ten weeks after the last day of finals in your graduating semester.

Your diploma is 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 Office of the Registrar.

If you have not received your diploma ten weeks after finals, check your unofficial transcript in your MySLCC Student Portal to see if your degree was awarded. If it was awarded, 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.

The name on your diploma will match the name on your official student record. If necessary, please submit a name change request before requesting a diploma remake.

Diploma Order Form (PDF)

Diploma remakes are available through Cashiering Services for $25. A separate order form is required for each diploma. Diploma remakes may take up to 2 weeks to mail.

Students who achieve a cumulative grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.79 will be awarded Honors at graduation and qualify for a silver honor cord. Students who achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 or higher will be awarded High Honors at graduation and qualify for a gold honor cord.

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

Log into your BruinMail account via MySLCC or go to and log in with your full account username:

You can check your info at:
  • Log into MySLCC
  • Profile (icon in the top right-hand corner)
  • Details
  • Personal Details


And you can change it at:

  • Log into MySLCC
  • Personal Information card
  • Change Address, Phone, or Email link


Tassel placement – right or left? Right! Start the ceremony with your tassel on the right side of your cap. Move it to the left as you receive your diploma or when directed to do so by the graduation speaker.