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Apply for graduation

Graduation Application Process

When a student is nearing completion of their degree or certificate program, a Graduation Application must be completed and submitted to the registrar.  Students can apply for graduation online through their MyCardinalConnect student portal.  Deadlines for graduation applications are published in the academic calendar located in the current catalog.  

Students may make application for graduation under provisions of the current catalog, or meet requirements of the catalog under which he/she entered Trinity Valley Community College, provided that the catalog is no more than five years prior to the expected date of graduation.  

Steps to Apply for Graduation:

  • Log into your MyCardinalConnect Student Portal.
  • Select "Graduation Overview" from the main menu.
  • Click the 'Apply' link by the program you would like to submit a graduation application, and follow the on-screen instructions.


Once you have made your application, the Completion Advisor will go over your degree plan and verify that you meet graduation requirements.  Do not be discouraged if you are not contacted during the semester with regards to graduation - this is usually a good sign that everything is in order.  Graduation notifications usually go out 2-3 weeks prior to the date of graduation ceremony, and are sent to your Cardinal Email.  These notifications will include where to acquire your graduation regalia, as well as information about the ceremonies, etc.

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Ready to apply? Go to My Cardinal Connect now!