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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:
Spring Term May 8, 2017*
Summer Term August 1, 2017*
Fall Term December 15, 2017*

Graduation Status: Students are encouraged to always refer to the catalog, their advisement reports and their academic advisor for their status and progress toward completion. Students who submit the graduation application early in their final semester will also receive a graduation status letter (approved, pending, incomplete) from the graduation team. Graduation applicants are not reviewed until the middle of the graduating semester (after enrollment changes are complete/closed).

Graduation applications are not automatically carried forward to another semester. If requirements are not met in the application semester, students must reapply for the semester in which graduation requirements will be met.

Applicants applying within 6 weeks of the end of the semester might not receive a Graduation Status Letter. Applicants applying within 4 weeks of the end of the semester 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.