You should apply for graduation once you have enrolled in the final courses you need for your degree or certificate.
File an application for graduation with the college from which you plan to graduate. Even if you have finished your official program of study, filling out the application for graduation is the only way to ensure you receive your certificate or diploma.
This form informs the college when you will be completing your degree or certificate, and how you would like your name to appear on your diploma or certificate of completion.
If you have met all TSI requirements, degree/certificate and graduation requirements (including up-to-date copies of transcripts from all colleges attended outside the DCCCD), you will be awarded your degree or certificate of completion at the end of the appropriate term.
You must complete 25% of the total credit hours within your degree or certificate at the college awarding the degree or certificate.
For more detailed information about
degree and certificate requirements for graduation, see the catalog.
Your program of study audit is your path to completion and graduation. You have access to this road map 24 hours a day through eConnect. You, the student, have the ultimate responsibility to select and register for courses meeting your graduation requirements. Please check your program of study audit every semester and meet with an advisor to make sure you are on track for graduation.
Applying for graduation is not the same as registering to take part in commencement. It means you believe you have completed all the courses within your program of study audit or certificate program and want to have that credential awarded. Degree auditors review your transcripts and academic record to ensure that you do meet the requirements and will then award you the credential (and it may be more than one) that you have earned.
An annual Commencement Ceremony is held at the conclusion of the spring semester at Brookhaven College.
Ceremony attendance is optional, and graduates who wish to attend must confirm their participation in addition to completing the graduation application.
Participation in commencement exercises is ceremonial only and is no guarantee of receiving a certificate and/or degree. Students who complete or are targeted to complete their certificate/degree requirements in the Fall, Spring or Summer semester of that same academic year are eligible to participate in the May graduation. You should notify the registrar in the Admissions Office if you wish to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. The college may schedule additional graduation ceremonies.
For more information about the Commencement Ceremony, please contact the Admissions Office at