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Graduation from TCC

Tidewater Community College certifies graduates for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

A Commencement Ceremony is held twice a year in May and December. Summer graduates' names will appear in the December commencement program. See the Commencement website for more information.

Before you submit your application for graduation:

  • Meet with your academic counselor/advisor to ensure you:
    • Are listed in the correct program plan and catalog year
    • Have completed or are registered for all remaining coursework required for your plan
    • Apply for the appropriate graduation term
  • Verify/update your MyTCC mailing address.

Graduation Application Deadlines

If you graduate in: Submit application by deadline:
Fall Term December 16, 2016*
Spring Term May 8, 2017*
Summer Term August 1, 2017*

Graduation Status Letter: Students are encouraged to submit their graduation application early in their graduating semester in order for the graduation team to review the advisement report and send notification to the student of their graduation status (approved, pending, incomplete). Notifications will be sent to the student's VCCS e-mail account.

Applicants applying within 6 weeks of the deadline might not receive a Graduation Status Letter. Applicants applying within 4 weeks of the deadline might not have their name printed in the commencement program.

Diploma Delivery

December Graduates: Diplomas are typically mailed in March
May Graduates: Diplomas are typically mailed in July
August Graduates: Diplomas are typically mailed in October

Requesting Replacement Diplomas

Students whose diplomas have been lost or damaged may request a duplicate diploma, provided that the student does not have any outstanding debt to the college. To do so, please submit a Request for Replacement Diploma Form via fax or mail. Reissued diploma requests approximately take 5 to 7 business days for processing.

If you have additional questions or concerns, e-mail graduate@tcc.edu.