Due to current circumstances the application to graduate December 2020 and May 2021 has been extended to May 1, 2020. We are working to create an online application and should have more information about it soon. In the meantime, download the paper application for graduation, review the advising worksheets for core and your major, and contact your academic advisor.
See the commencement website for upcoming graduation ceremony information.
All students intending to graduate from Rocky Mountain College (includes both December and May graduates) must file an application for graduation by April 1 of the previous academic year. This deadline falls in the spring semester before anticipated December graduation and one year in advance of May graduation. There is a $100 graduation application fee ($25 additional late fee), which covers the cost of the diploma, cap, and gown.* Payments may be made to the business office.
*Students may extend their anticipated graduation semester to a later date if circumstances warrant. They do not have to reapply or pay additional fees. Contact Office of Student Records with questions.
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. Students will be permitted to participate in 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 signed by the advisor.
- Advising worksheets for each major, minor, and core curriculum requirements must be completed and attached.
- All coursework must be scheduled for completion by the end of the last term of enrollment. Student 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
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.