Graduation Information

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.

Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Cedar Valley College will hold its annual commencement ceremony on May 12, 2020, at 7 p.m. at The Theatre at Grand Prairie. The theatre is located at 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. This ceremony is held to honor and recognize our Fall 2019 graduates and our prospective Spring and Summer 2020 graduates.

Students are eligible to participate in the ceremony if no more than (9) nine credit hours remain at the end of the Spring semester. In order for your name to appear in the program, your graduation application must be received in the Admissions/Registrar's Office no later than March 30, 2020. However, students may still participate in the ceremony without their name appearing in the graduation program. A graduation invitation with ceremony information will be sent to students who have submitted a graduation application. This invitation will include an RSVP that must be returned to the Admissions/Registrar's Office indicating whether or not you plan to attend. The RSVP is required to receive an approval slip to purchase your cap and gown from the CVC bookstore and to receive tickets for the ceremony. Tickets will be required for each invited guest. Each graduate will receive a total of eight (8) tickets.

During the ceremony, there will be no location to secure your belongings. Do not bring personal items (purses, cosmetic bags, cell phones, etc.) with you. Graduates should arrive no later than 6 p.m. to line up and prepare for the procession.

The Diplomas/Certificates will not be distributed at the ceremony. The processing time is five (5) to seven (7) weeks after the end of the semester. CVC will hold a Diploma/Certificate Pick-Up Day for students to pick up their diploma or certificate(s). All Diploma/Certificates that are not picked up will be mailed to the address listed on file at CVC. Please note: The awarding of the degree is contingent upon successful completion of all academic requirements.

We encourage you to participate in the 2019-2020 commencement ceremony. Help us make this a memorable occasion for you. Please stop by the Admissions/Registrar's Office in Building L to speak to a degree audit specialist to determine if you are eligible to participate.