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Graduation

Bladen Community College awards degree, diplomas, and certificates to eligible students. In order to receive a credential, potential graduates must meet certain requirements and submit appropriate graduation application.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, students must have completed program requirements and not owe the college any tuition, fees, or fines.

GPA – A student must have a program Grade Point Average (GPA) or 2.0 or higher to receive a degree, diploma, or certificate.

High School Transcript – An official high school transcript or equivalent must be on file, showing the date of graduation, prior to credentials being awarded.

Residence – Students must have earned at least one-fourth (25%) of the required hours in their program of study at Bladen Community College.

 

Graduation Process for Degrees & Diplomas

Meet with your Advisor – students should meet with their advisor prior to applying for graduation. Advisors check that students are on track to graduate during the academic year corresponding to the graduation ceremony. (There is only one graduation ceremony each academic year). Advisors also check that any needed course substitutions have been submitted.

Submit a Graduation Application and Receipt of Payment– There is a $20 non-refundable graduation fee that must be paid to the Cashier’s Office. Potential graduates should submit a Graduation Application and proof of payment to the Registrar’s Office during the appropriate time frame.

Graduation File is Evaluated – The Registrar’s Office will compile required documents needed to certify your eligibility to graduate.

Receive Notification of Graduation Status – The Registrar’s Office will send a letter informing you of your graduation status. If you are missing anything, you will be informed via mail.

Receive Credential – Bladen Community College’s graduation ceremony is held in May of each year. Degrees and diplomas are awarded in May and August of each year. Fall and spring graduates will receive their credentials in the mail approximately 3-4 weeks after the ceremony in May.

 

Graduation Process for Certificates

Meet with your Advisor – students should meet with their advisor prior to applying for graduation. Advisors check that students are on track to graduate during the academic year corresponding to the graduation ceremony. (There is only one graduation ceremony each academic year). Advisors also check that any needed course substitutions have been submitted.

Submit a Certificate Graduation Application–Potential graduates should submit a Certificate Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office. *There is also a non-refundable $20 fee for students who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Graduation File is Evaluated – The Registrar’s Office will compile required documents needed to certify your eligibility to graduate.

Receive Notification of Graduation Status – The Registrar’s Office will send a letter informing you of your graduation status. If you are missing anything, you will be informed via mail.

Receive Credential – Certificates are awarded at the end of each semester. Graduates will received their certificates in the mail approximately 3-4 weeks after each semester.

Graduation Ceremony

Bladen Community College holds one graduation ceremony in May of each academic year. Students who follow the graduation process will receive information concerning the graduation ceremony in the mail. The ceremony is held to recognize graduates from the spring term, previous fall term, as well as the upcoming summer term. Potential summer graduates should follow the same graduation process as all other potential graduates.

Cap, Gown, and Tassel

Graduation items are ordered through Jostens, Inc. They will be on our campus two days in February to take graduation orders. Costs of caps, gowns, and tassels are not included in the graduation fee.

Graduating with Honors

Students who graduate from their program of study with a 3.5 GPA or higher graduate with honors. Graduating with honors entitles the students to wear an honor cord during the graduation ceremony. The cord can be ordered with the student’s cap and gown from Jostens at an additional cost. *Students receiving any grade below a C will be excluded from graduating with honors.

 

*After graduating, you will need to complete a new application for enrollment with the Admission’s Office before registering for any future semester