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Congratulations on completing your degree or certificate at Lower Columbia College!

Here are the steps to complete your graduation and receive your diploma.

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • Winter 2021: January 26
  • Spring 2021: April 27
  • Summer Completion 2021: April 27
  • Summer 2021: July 12
  • Fall 2021: October 19

  Steps to Complete Graduation Requirements

Meet with your Advisor

Students nearing graduation should plan to meet with their advisor two quarters before they plan to graduate, in order to ensure you are on track to complete all requirements for the degree or certificate you are earning.

Submit Graduation Form

In order for your degree to be awarded and to be eligible to participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony, you must apply for graduation. The graduation application deadline is 45 days prior to the end of the quarter you plan to graduate, but it is recommended that you apply 1-2 quarters in advance. There is no fee to apply for graduation or participate in Commencement.

Participate in Commencement (optional)

Students are encouraged to participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony!

Get your Diploma

Your diploma will be prepared after final grades are posted. Students may pick up their diploma at the Registration Office, or request it to be mailed to the address on file.

Steps to Consider After Graduation

Consider Summer Courses

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university are encouraged to consider getting ahead (and saving money) by taking summer classes at Lower Columbia College.

Join the Alumni Association

Graduates are encouraged to connect with the Lower Columbia College Foundation Alumni Association. As an alumni you can get alumni news, participate in community events, and even help support the Foundation as it works to help students such as yourself.

Visit the Career Center

Get help searching for jobs, preparing your resume, and practicing your interview skills. You can research the job market and become more familiar with state and local employment providers.

Contact One-Stop Center or Registration

Join staff in the One-Stop Center to discuss your future by joining them on Zoom, by calling or emailing. 

  Registration Office

  (360) 442-2370

  Admissions Center Building

 M - F: 8 am 5 pm

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