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Graduation

Graduation is the process of receiving your diploma and having your degree awarded to you. You must apply for graduation even if you do not plan on attending the Commencement ceremony. An application is necessary to verify that you have completed all the requirements before a degree/certificate is awarded. The application is free, and must be approved by your school dean/faculty and the Registrar's Office.

2014 Graduation Information

Applying for Graduation

Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed below. The application may be completed online through WebAdvisor.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Autumn semester graduates: 4 p.m. on the last day of the term
Spring or summer semester graduates: 4 p.m. on April 1 of the current academic year

All applications received after April 1 will be processed. However, submitting the application on or before the posted deadline assures a student's inclusion in the commencement program booklet distributed during the ceremony. All applications received after the 10th week of the following term will not be evaluated until the end of the current term. (Example: Sue finished all of her classes at the end of 2013 Summer term but did not apply for graduation until November 18, 2013; therefore her application will not be evaluated until the 2013 Autumn term is completed.)

Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

  • Before the end of the term, you must:

    • Complete all classes required for your degree. Visiting your advisor is recommended.
    • Complete all work, with final grade posted on transcript.
    • Submit official transcripts for any transfer credits.
    • Complete an Application for Graduation.
  • You will receive an email letting you know what classes you are lacking first, then a copy of your denied graduation application with a letter explaining the next step in the process. Applications are valid for the original graduation term indicated only. If you are denied, you must reapply.

  • You must complete the class and then speak with your Academic Advisor/School Dean to see if they are holding your application until a final grade has been submitted. If your Advisor/School Dean denied your application based on the Incomplete (I), you must reapply for graduation.

  • All students that will graduate at the end of the summer term can walk in the May ceremony.

  • The last term and year that you attend classes will be your graduation date. All applications received after the 10th week of the following term will not be evaluated until the end of the current term. (Example:Sue finished all of her classes at the end of 2013 Summer term but did not apply for graduation until November 18, 2013; therefore her application will not be evaluated until the 2013 Autumn term is completed.)

    • Diplomas and certificates are processed within the time frame set up by each department dean/coordinator and mailed accordingly.
    • Diplomas are not given out at the Commencement ceremony.
    • You will not receive your diploma/certificate if you owe a balance on your account.
    • All diplomas are mailed to the address listed on the Application for Graduation form. If you do not provide a valid address, your diploma will be mailed to the preferred address on file.
  • Yes, you will receive a separate diploma for each degree.

  • To receive an Honors degree, you must graduate with a 3.5 GPA or higher. For a Highest honors degree, you must graduate with a 4.0 GPA.

  • Students who graduate during the current academic year and the upcoming Summer Term can participate in the May commencement ceremony.

  • You will receive a letter in April that will let you know how to receive your free cap and gown. You must have a zero balance on your account to receive your cap and gown.

  • Every graduate will wear a black cap and gown with a gold tassel for the commencement ceremony.

  • No

  • You must contact the Registrar's Office at 740.753.7025, and your account will be fixed accordingly.

  • Denied graduates will receive a notification via Hocking College email. Approved graduates will receive their diploma in the mail within four weeks after your approved graduation application is returned to the Registrar's Office for processing.

  • Requests must be made in writing and should include:

    • Full name
    • Current Address
    • Student Id number or Social Security Number
    • Date of birth, phone number to contact with questions
    • Type of degree/major
    • Signature
    • Check or money order for $15

    Submit Requests To:
    Hocking College
    Attn: Registrar's Office - Diploma Requests
    3301 Hocking Parkway
    Nelsonville, OH 45764

Registrar's Office
Concourse, John Light Hall
Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville OH 45764
740.753.7025
Fax 740.753.7028
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