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Graduation FAQ'S


How do I know if I am ready to graduate?

Read graduation requirements here.

Fill out the online application here.

When will I learn the status of my graduation application?

Status notifications will be sent via email after the deadline to each student who has applied for graduation for the “current semester.” Students classified as a non-graduate will be notified by email. Any non-graduate will need to reapply for graduation for the following semester. Updates may be requested at any time.
If you have substituted courses for any degree plan requirement, it is your responsibility to make sure that Degree Audit has a copy of the approved substitution with your file.

What do I do if my graduation application is denied?

Contact your Degree Audit representative. 

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What is the difference between graduation and the Commencement Ceremony?

Commencement is the ceremony that is held at the end of the spring semester in May. This ceremony celebrates the achievement of the degree and graduates are recognized by the College, community members, family and friends.
Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree. All students wishing to graduate must apply for graduation by the application deadline. By applying for graduation, the College will determine whether or not you have not met all of your degree requirements.

At which times of year can I participate in the Commencement Ceremony?

There is only one Commencement Ceremony held each year in May.

Is there a cost to participate or for guests to attend the Commencement Ceremony?

There is no cost for you or your guests to attend the Commencement Ceremony.  However, there is a cost for the regalia (cap, gown and tassel) that is worn during the ceremony.  Total cost for the regalia is approximately $32.00.

What do I do if I need special accommodations for the Commencement Ceremony?

Please contact the Disability Services Office at 972-860-8348 if special accommodations are needed.

Where do I purchase my cap, gown and invitations for the Commencement Ceremony?

Commencement Ceremony regalia will be ordered and picked up in the bookstore, and invitations are ordered online via herffjones, select Mesquite, Texas, Colleges and Universities, Robes and Apparel, and Eastfield College to place your order.

Can I wear a cap and gown from a previous Commencement Ceremony?

No.  It is best to purchase the current year’s version of the Commencement Ceremony regalia.

Am I considered a graduate if I participate in the Commencement Ceremony?

No.  You must complete the coursework and hours necessary to be considered a graduate.  In order to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony, you must be 9 credit hours or less away from completing your degree/certificate. Your participation or attendance at the Commencement Ceremony does not mean that you have completed your degree requirements.

Do I receive my diploma during the Commencement Ceremony?

No,You will receive a diploma cover. Remember, your participation or attendance at the Commencement Ceremony does not mean that you have completed your degree requirements.

How long will it take for me to receive my diploma?

Final processing for graduation takes place within four weeks after the close of each semester. This timeframe may vary due to holidays, campus closing or the short summer semesters.
An email will be sent to you when your diploma and/or certificate is ready for pick up. Special considerations MUST be emailed to your degree audit representative.

Where do I pick up my diploma?

Eastfield College Admissions Office, C-119