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Graduation

Graduation Application Submission

Important Information & Cut-off Dates

All candidates for an associate degree must submit a degree application for approval. Students are encouraged to submit their application more than one quarter before they plan to graduate so any graduation deficiencies can be resolved prior to the final quarter of enrollment. Specific degree application deadline dates can be found in the college’s quarterly class schedule, under “Important Dates” or call the Registration & Records Office at 509.574.4700. However, all degree applications must be submitted no later than the quarter in which the student plans to graduate.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor on a quarterly basis to ensure completion of specific degree requirements.

Follow these steps to apply:

1.) Obtain the appropriate degree application. If you are graduating with a degree or certificate in an occupational field, please obtain your degree or certificate application from the Registration and Records Office in the Deccio Higher Education Building or from your advisor.

2.) If you are graduating with a 2-year academic transfer degree or a bachelor’s degree select one of the links below and print the degree application or visit the Registration and Records Office and request the degree application.

3.) Obtain a copy of your YVC transcript and an evaluated copy of any transfer transcripts you may be using to meet your graduation requirements. If you have transfer credits, you can obtain an evaluated copy in the Admissions Office in the Deccio Higher Education Building.

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4.) Make an appointment with your advisor and bring the above documents.  Your advisor will assist you in filling out your degree application.

5.) Obtain the appropriate signatures requested on your degree application.

6.) Proceed to the Cashier’s Office in the Deccio Higher Education Building and pay the $10 graduation application fee.

7.) Bring your completed graduation application to the Registration & Records Office in the Deccio Higher Education Building. The Graduation Evaluator will review your application. If the degree application cannot be approved as submitted, you will be notified in writing. For more specific information on graduation requirements, please review the YVC College Catalog. Also, please feel free to contact the Registration and Records Office at 509.574.4700 or by email at registration@yvcc.edu for further information.

FAQs

Where do I get a degree application?2018-03-21T16:05:56+00:00

Degree applications can be printed from our website or they can be picked up from your advisor or the Registration Office.

I transferred from a semester school and some of my classes were 4.5 quarter credits. Will they count as a 5 credit class?2018-03-21T16:05:56+00:00

No, but you may make up the .5 credit difference with elective credits.

When will my degree be posted on my transcript?2018-03-21T16:05:56+00:00

Degrees are posted within two weeks after the grades for the quarter appear on the transcript. You can check to see if your degree has been posted by looking at your unofficial transcript online. The degree will appear at the end of the transcript.

I graduated fall/winter quarter and already received my diploma in a flat mailer. How do I get a cover?2018-03-21T16:05:56+00:00

Diploma covers are handed out during commencement. If you choose not to walk, you may pick up a cover at the Registration Office starting the day after commencement. Bring photo ID. Spring and summer quarter graduates who do not participate in the commencement ceremony will be sent their diploma in a cover.

Whom can I talk to in person if I have other problems or questions?2018-03-21T16:05:56+00:00

You can talk to your advisor. Contact information is listed on your class schedule. Or you may visit the Counseling Office in Deccio 164 or call them at 509.574.4956.

When is commencement?2018-03-21T16:05:56+00:00

Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:00pm, Yakima Valley SunDome

What is commencement?2018-03-21T16:05:56+00:00

Commencement is the ceremony held each June to honor all of that year’s graduates.

How is graduation different from commencement?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

Graduation is the act of receiving your degree, certificate or diploma after you have finished all course requirements. You must apply to graduate to let us know you are close to finishing your program of study.

Where do I get a degree application?2018-06-14T21:21:23+00:00

Most applications can be printed from our website. Applications can also be picked up from your advisor or the Registration Office.

I transferred from a semester school and some of my classes were 4.5 quarter credits. Will they count as a 5 credit class?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

No, but you may make up the .5 credit difference with elective credits.

What is the minimum GPA that is required to graduate?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

A 2.00 overall YVC college level GPA is the required minimum.

How will I know when my application has been processed?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

Applications are reviewed within a week from the time they are received in the Registration Office in Yakima. If there is a need to make any adjustments, you will receive a letter. If you do not hear from us, your application is in order.

What if I realize that I will not be finished in the quarter that I have applied for?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

Contact Sophia Ferguson at 509.574.4703 or at sferguson@yvcc.edu to have your application moved to the correct quarter.

What if I finish a quarter earlier than what I applied for?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

Applications are only reviewed twice: initially, when they are received, and at the end of the quarter you applied for. It is important that you contact Sophia Ferguson at 509.574.4703 or at sferguson@yvcc.edu so that your application can be reviewed at the end of the correct quarter.

When will by degree be posted on my transcript?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

Usually degrees are posted within two weeks after the grades for the quarter appear on the transcript. You can check to see if your degree has been posted by looking at your unofficial transcript online. The degree will appear at the end of the transcript.

How do I get an unofficial transcript?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

You can order unofficial transcripts through the student portal or by visiting our Transcripts page.

How soon can I order an official transcript with the degree posted?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

You can request a transcript ahead of time and mark the box indicating that you want it to be held until the degree has been posted before it is sent.

How long will it take for me to receive my diploma?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

Diplomas are mailed approximately two months after the end of the quarter. Make sure your address in the system is up to date.

Whom can I talk to in person if I have other problems or questions?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

You can talk to your advisor. Contact information is listed on your class schedule. Or you may visit the Counseling Office in Deccio 164 or call them at 509.574.4956.

Can I use a preferred name?2018-03-21T16:05:55+00:00

Yes, a preferred first name can be added to your record by visiting the Enrollment Services front desk and completing the “Name Change Form”. Once a preferred name is entered for a student, it appears on class roster in parenthesis below the students’ official name.

Invitations
509.574.4700

Caps and Gowns
509.574.4625

Diplomas
509.574.4703

Questions?

 If you have any further questions regarding commencement, please contact the Registration Office at 509.574.4700 or e-mail Sophia Ferguson at sferguson@yvcc.edu.