Pratt Community College confers degrees three times a year to students who have met all requirements by the last day of final examinations for each of three terms: fall semester, spring semester, and summer session. Students must apply for graduation by completing the Graduation Application. Ensure you fill out the form completely and accurately.
Caps and Gowns
Caps and Gowns will be ordered for you based on the information provided by you on the Graduation Application. Your cap and gown will be held by the Registrar until the pick-up date. The Registrar’s office will send out information regarding when Cap and Gown pick up will be. Students only walk (and therefore order a cap and gown) if they plan to attend the Spring Commencement Ceremony.
Degrees are awarded three times a year, May, August and December. Your degree will be mailed to you based on the physical address you provide on your Graduation Application, or through separate communication (i.e. email update with new address).
Students “walking” at graduation will be provided information ahead of time for time and place of rehearsals, when and how to pick up your cap and gown, and information for your family members that may be attending. Please make sure you input accurate information on your Graduation Application, or provide appropriate updates to the Registrar as you get them
Tips for Graduating on Time
- Visit the PCC Success Center if you need help choosing a career.
- Meet regularly with your academic advisor to stay on track.
- Meet with your academic advisor for a graduation check.
- Track degree progress and requirements by visiting your academic advisor or Student Success Center, and request a degree audit after the completion of roughly 30 credit hours, and again in the semester before you expect to graduate, but before enrolling in classes for your final semester (after roughly 45-50 credit hours).
- Enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester.
- Apply for financial aid, grants, and scholarships through PCC Financial Aid
- Need a tutor? Visit the Student Success Center.
- Take summer session classes at PCC or online. See your advisor for details.