Before you submit your application for graduation please be sure that you have:
Fulfilled all admissions requirements prior to the Graduation Application Deadline (i.e. submitted all official transcripts: high school, college, CLEP scores, Advanced Placement, DANTES, military, etc.);
Completed or be registered for all coursework required for your degree. Review your Degree Audit online through your Atlas account (click on the Registration tab and in the Path to Graduation area click on My Academic Progress (Degree Audit) in order to run a degree audit) and/or meet with an advisor to verify that you have met or will meet your degree requirements;
Verified that the address in your Atlas account is current and that your Program of Study and catalog year are accurate. If necessary, update your Program of Study and/or catalog year information BEFORE you apply for graduation by submitting a Student Records Information Form
Log into your Atlas account, click on the Students tab
In the Path to Graduation area click on Graduation Application
Complete all fields on the Graduation Application (including the Cap & Gown section if you plan to attend the Commencement Ceremony), review the information, and click Submit
Check Graduation Application Status in Atlas under Path to Grauation to confirm the submission
All communication regarding your
graduation status will be via your Atlas email account, therefore; be sure to check it frequently for
Diplomas are mailed to students approximately 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester in which they graduate. At Commencement, students receive a diploma cover with a message from the College.
If you graduate in:
Your diploma will be mailed:
Fall Term (December)
Spring Term (May)
Summer Term (August)
remember to review your Degree Audit before applying for Graduation. You may also see an
advisor regarding requirements for your specific program or major. Once you
have applied for graduation, check your Atlas account frequently.
You will be sent e-mails regarding your graduation status throughout
the graduation review process.
Many answers to your questions can be found in the online Valencia College catalog. If you need additional assistance, please e-mail Records/Graduation.
Valencia is proud to host the 46th Annual Commencement on Saturday, May 9.
Since the demand for tickets was greater than ever, we are happy to announce that a live webcast of the event is available via the link on this page.
A recording of the entire ceremony will also be available on this webpage starting May 16.
For guests with tickets who will be onsite, a few friendly reminders:
Remember your tickets for entrance into the arena - all guests, including young children must have a ticket to be admitted.
No strollers are permitted inside the arena. A stroller "check-in" is available in the first-floor lobby for your convenience.
Professional photography by Grad Images is available in several areas onsite. Please refrain from taking pictures at the railings around the arena floor.
The following items are not permitted inside the arena: bottles, cans containers, alcoholic beverages, noisemakers, air horns, laser pens, silly string, confetti, banners, signs, posters or selfie sticks.
Flowers for your graduate will be available for sale at the arena.
Commencement is a special day for our graduates and we look forward to honoring their achievements.
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