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Credentials and Evaluation

Graduation FAQ

Work with the Advising Department to see if you are ready to graduate! They can provide unofficial evaluations, help you understand tools in ctcLink, and guide you through the graduation process.

Apply as soon as you have registered for your final courses! You must apply for graduation to have your degree or certificate posted to your transcript and receive your diploma. Find out more about the graduation application process. Please watch for ctcLink related updates to this process!

Note: The Graduation Application process is separate from Commencement. Please check out the Commencement page for information on the celebration, including registration.

Yes, apply now! Applications are processed in the order received. Applicants who meet the priority deadline are processed first. Late applications will be processed towards the end of the quarter. For the current priority deadlines, see the Academic Calendar.

In general, a completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Your degree and certificate will show up on your official transcript after your Graduation Application has been processed and final grades have been posted for your remaining quarter. Traditionally, degrees and certificates are posted to transcripts at least six to eight weeks after final grades are officially posted at the end of a quarter. However, ctcLink updates have extended this timeframe to at least ten to twelve weeks. Unique situations may add additional delays. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!

Find information about ordering your official transcript here. Please indicate that you want your transcript to show your degree. Reach out to the Transcripts Department regarding fulfillment time.

If you fail to meet all of your program requirements, or you are missing a necessary verification form you will be notified via the email address listed in your ctcLink account. However, if you do not pass or you withdraw from a class, you will not be notified.

Graduation is the process you go through to have your degree posted to your transcript. Commencement is an annual ceremony (held in June) where we honor your academic accomplishments. You can find more information about Commencement (including registration for the ceremony) on their webpage.

If you are completing Edmonds College degrees and/or certificates – excluding certificates of completion (COCs) – you can participate. If you will complete a degree or certificate during summer quarter, you can participate in the commencement ceremony prior to your graduation. To do so, apply for graduation during spring quarter.

Please note: If you miss the spring quarter priority application deadline it is possible your name may not be included in the commencement program.

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If you did not find your answer here, please check out our other links. If you still cannot find your answer, please email us at credentials@edmonds.edu.