1. Complete the Graduation Application in the Records Office at least four months prior to your final semester. The application serves as notification that you intend to complete your program of study. This needs to be done whether or not you plan to participate in Commencement.
The on-line Graduation Application form is for the exclusive use by 100% distance learning students. On-campus students are requested to come by Records and Registration to apply as our forms are color-coded.
2. Within a few weeks, you will receive a letter from the Records Office asking that you come by for a conference.
3. At the conference, our evaluation of your progress toward your degree will be shared with you. You will also be given a packet that will answer your questions about graduation, your degree or diploma, and the commencement exercises. Keep this in a safe place for future reference. Refer to your packet BEFORE calling about graduation.
If you have questions about graduation, they can probably be answered in the information packet provided to you. If you misplaced the portion of your packet related to graduation particulars, the information can be found here.
After each graduate is handed his/her diploma, a picture will be taken by a professional photographer. A free color proof will be sent to your student email address and/or current mailing address, including a password for online viewing. You are under no obligation to purchase prints. If you do not receive a proof within two weeks of the ceremony, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-722-7033. (This does not apply to summer graduates.)
Jostens is available on campus on certain days in February (see curriculum Master Calendar) for diploma, cap, gown and announcement orders. Times: 10am until 2pm and then 4pm until 6pm. Jostens returns in the spring to deliver orders. The date and time of upcoming Josten’s visits are posted on this webpage, in RCC Portal Announcements.
If you missed the announced visits and need to contact Jostens:
Overby School Services
P.O. Box 379
Rocky Point, NC 28457
RCC alumni currently attending UNC universities who are interested in earning an associate degree by reverse transfer of credits should follow this link: http://northcarolina.edu/?q=reverse-transfer/university-polices
If this site does not answer your questions, please speak with the reverse transfer contact person at your current institution.