Degree auditors review your transcripts and academic record to ensure you meet the requirements and will then award you the credentials that you have earned at the end of your graduation term.
Submitting a graduation application is not the same as confirming your participation in the annual graduation ceremony.
Graduation Application deadlines are the last day of each semester. Winter Term is included in the Spring semester and May Term is included in the Summer semester. Summer graduates have until the last day of the Summer II semester to apply.
If you plan to continue taking courses at any Dallas College campus after you complete your degree and you wish to receive financial aid, please
contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.
Note: Dallas College may graduate current and former students who have met graduation requirements with or without the student’s permission.
For more detailed information about
degree and certificate requirements for graduation, see the catalog.
When should I apply for graduation?
You should apply for graduation once you have registered for the final courses you need to complete your degree or certificate. It is a good idea to
meet with a Success Coach (Advisor) to ensure that the right classes are taken in your final semester. It is also possible that you may be eligible for more than one award if you work with your advisor to pick the right classes in your last semester. The application may be submitted until the last day of the term in which you will be completing your requirements. Graduation applications received after the end of the term will be awarded the following term if eligible.
How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?
We recommend you meet with an advisor before you register for your last classes. It will be helpful to review your program of study in eConnect with them. They will help you determine what is remaining and pursue any updates that your program may need for graduation. You may also contact the
Degree Audit office (DegreeAudit@dcccd.edu), if you have questions about how your credits or courses apply to your program.
How do I make changes to my Graduation Application?
The best way to make changes is to submit a new application. The most recent application will replace previous applications. However, if only minor changes are desired, you may contact the
Degree Audit office (DegreeAudit@dcccd.edu) to make the update.
What happens after my application is submitted to the Degree Audit Office?
Once the application is submitted, the information will be entered into a database that allows the office to track your progress toward completion. You should receive an email during the semester with an update about the status of your degree or certificate, as well as information about when you will receive your award. At the completion of the semester, your program will be reviewed, and you will be notified if you have not met the requirements to graduate. If you have completed your coursework, your degree will be conferred.
How can I follow information on graduation and the graduation ceremony?
Once you have applied for graduation, it is important to regularly check your email, as it will be the primary method of communication used by the office. The
graduation celebration website and
Dallas College social media accounts will also periodically post information. If you wish to attend the graduation ceremony, you may also choose to receive information and reminders by text message.
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