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Graduation Procedures

Graduation Procedures

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LCC students that are getting ready to complete their program of study must meet with their academic advisor to complete and submit a “Petition to Graduate” to the Office of the Registrar. The deadlines to submit the “Petition to Graduate” are as follows:

The student meets with his/her faculty advisor and submits (for each certificate or degree) a Petition to Graduate to the Office of the Registrar by one of the following deadlines:

Semester of Graduation Early Deadline Deadline
Fall 2016 July 29, 2016 November 18, 2016
Spring 2017 December 9, 2017 April 14, 2017
Summer 2017 May 12, 2017 July 19, 2017
Fall 2017 July 28, 2017 November 17, 2017
Spring 2018 December 8, 2017 April 13, 2018
Summer 2018 May 11, 2018 July 13, 2018
Fall 2018 July 27, 2018 November 16, 2018
Spring 2019 December 7, 2018 April 12, 2019
Summer 2019 May 10, 2019 July 12, 2019

Only students meeting the early petition to graduate deadline will benefit by receiving a formal review of their petition and PASSport, and will also receive a letter from the Office of the Registrar detailing their final graduation requirements. Notification by the Office of the Registrar will be mailed to the address indicated by the student on their Petition to Graduate and will be mailed approximately one week prior to the beginning of the term of anticipated graduation.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet the early petition deadline not only for the formal review, but also because communication regarding the graduation ceremony is sent to petitioning students in February.

The required graduation steps are outlined in the LCC Catalog. Please refer to it for detailed information.


LCC holds one commencement ceremony each year at the end of the Spring semester. Detailed information regarding the ceremony is posted online at www.luna.edu each year by February 15th. Students eligible to participate in the ceremony, who have submitted a Petition to Graduate, will receive a letter of invitation and packet from the Office of the Registrar. Letters of invitation are mailed the last week of February. Commencement ceremony dates and eligible participants through Spring 2015 are:

May 11, 2013 Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 graduates
May 10, 2014 Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 graduates
May 9, 2015 Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 graduates

Students graduate in the term in which all graduation requirements are completed whether or not a graduation ceremony is scheduled that term.


Upon successful completion of a specified program, the student will receive a certificate or an associate degree and will be issued a diploma signifying their completion. However, an official academic transcript issued by the Office of the Registrar is the only official document certifying a student’s completion of a program.


A student’s conferred certificate or degree will be officially recorded on the student’s academic transcript at the end of the term during which all graduation requirements are completed and grades have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Normal processing time is 6-7 weeks from the end of the term.

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