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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 degree plan, 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.

Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total credit hours within your degree or certificate must be completed at the college awarding the degree or certificate.

For more detailed information about degree and certificate requirements for graduation, see the catalog.

Spring 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Cedar Valley College will hold its annual graduation ceremony on May 11, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church (IBOC) located at 7701 South Westmoreland Road, Dallas, Texas 75237. This ceremony is held to honor and recognize our Fall 2016 graduates and our prospective Spring and Summer 2017 graduates.

After receiving the Invitation to participate, you must come to the Admissions Office to return your RSVP, sign up and obtain the approval slip to purchase the cap and gown. Students within 12 hours of completing their degree may participate in the graduation ceremony. In order for your name to appear in the program, graduation applications must be received in the Admissions Office by April 7. However, if this deadline is missed, students may still participate in the ceremony.

Commencement rehearsal will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 2-4 p.m in the sanctuary of IBOC. Please identify yourself as a Cedar Valley College graduate and present your driver's license or CVC student ID. It is very important that you attend the rehearsal. A photographer will take individual photos of each graduate during rehearsal and not during the ceremony, so be sure and bring your cap and gown.

Please note that participating in the graduation ceremony does not entitle a student to receive a diploma. Actual receipt of a diploma is contingent upon successful completion of all academic requirements.

Graduation is an occasion that brings a great sense of accomplishment. Many students have overcome great obstacles to persevere in reaching their academic goals and are to be commended for their efforts. We encourage you to participate to help us make this a memorable occasion.