Application for Graduation
All students intending to graduate from Rocky Mountain College (includes both December and May graduates) must file an application for graduation.
Due date: April 1 of the academic year prior to graduation. This is the spring semester before December graduation and one year before May graduation.
Fee: $100 (plus $25 late fee if submitted after deadline), which covers the cost of the diploma, cap, and gown. This fee is charged to your student account when the application is submitted. The fee can be applied to your next semester's bill or paid at the business office. For more information, contact Student Accounts. Students may extend their anticipated graduation semester to a later date if circumstances warrant. They do not have to reapply or pay additional fees.
1) Plan to Complete Graduation Requirements (pdf file)
Undergraduate students (includes 3 +2) must complete a Plan to Complete Graduation Requirements (fillable pdf) in consultation with their academic advisor.
**Note** You must SAVE your completed Plan to your computer before you upload it. Otherwise, you will submit a blank form.
- To identify the requirements you need to complete (includes courses in progress), download or print your course schedule(s) and unofficial transcript from CampusPortal, as well as the advising worksheets for your major(s), minor(s) and core curriculum. Note: your transcript does not always list all courses in progress. To see all of your current classes, check your student schedule.
- Review your Plan with your academic advisor. If course offerings or requirements have recently changed, your advisor can recommend substitutions.
- Your graduation plan can be modified as long as you complete the missing requirements. Notify the Office of Student Records and your advisor of any changes.
- Upload your completed Plan to the online Application for Graduation.
2) Online Application for Graduation
Students will be permitted to participate in May graduation ceremonies under the following conditions:
- Applications must be received by the deadline (April 1st of the previous academic year).
- Applications must be completed by the student and approved by the advisor.
- All coursework must be scheduled for completion by the end of the last term of enrollment. Students applying for spring graduation may complete a maximum of six credits in the summer session if a plan and enrollment documentation is submitted to the Office of Student Records by March 1. For Aeronautical Science majors, required flight labs may not be part of the six credits. Education majors who will student teach in the fall should contact Student Records to determine when they may participate in graduation ceremonies.
- Student accounts must be in good standing by April 1.
Contact Office of Student Records with questions about completing the online application.
Checking Degree Progress
Students can use CampusPortal and printable advising worksheets to check progress on specific degree requirements and plan future classes. Students should work with their academic advisor to get help choosing courses for their schedule. Students may request an appointment with the Office of Student Records for a degree audit to check their progress toward degree completion.
See also course catalog for requirements and course descriptions.
Commencement takes place in May of each year. Graduates from the fall and spring semesters are encouraged to participate.
See the commencement website for upcoming graduation ceremony information.
Honors at graduation are designated for Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees as follows: summa cum laude, GPA 3.80; magna cum laude, GPA 3.60; cum laude, GPA 3.40. Honors will not be calculated for master's degree candidates.
The grade point average for graduation with honors is computed on the basis of all courses attempted, both at Rocky Mountain College and at any other college. The GPA for all work taken at Rocky Mountain College must be above the level for the honor awarded.
Honors listed in the graduation program are calculated through the December prior to graduation ceremonies. Honors at the point of graduation will be noted on both the diploma and on the student's transcript.
Verifying Degrees and Dates of Attendance
The National Student Clearinghouse provides dates of attendance and earned degrees to employers and background screening firms. The website provides public information for all students enrolled since 1988. For students enrolled before then, call the Office of Student Records for more information.