COMMENCEMENT eligibility

Who is eligible?

Associate degrees and certificates are conferred at the end of each semester. Students who plan to graduate must file a Petition to Graduate form early in the term prior to the semester in which they anticipate graduation. This form must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records (U214) by the published date(s) in the college Academic Calendar. For participation in the May 2022 commencement ceremony, the deadline to submit a Petition to Graduate is March 11, 2022.

Commencement is held each year at the completion of the spring semester. All students who have graduated with an associate degree or certificate of 30 or more credits since the last commencement, or who expect to graduate at the end of the spring semester or the following summer session, are encouraged to participate.

Students who only had the option to participate in a virtual commencement during the pandemic (May 2020 and May 2021) may also participate in the in-person May 2022 commencement ceremony by emailing Holly Laurent at Hlaurent@Parkland.edu

Petition process and deadlines
Students who plan to graduate must file a Petition to Graduate form early in the term prior to the semester in which they anticipate graduation. This form must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records (U214) by the published date(s) in the college Academic CalendarFor participation in the May 2022 commencement ceremony, the deadline to submit a Petition to Graduate is March 11, 2022

Degree completion day

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Questions:

Students who have questions regarding their graduation status, please contact Cyndy White  cwhite@parkland.edu, U219 or Beth Chepan  bchepan@parkland.edu, U220 in the Admissions Office.

If you need additional information regarding Commencement, please contact the Office of Student Life in room U111 or at 217/351-2492.