You don't need to apply for graduation at TCC, however, you should make sure you meet all the requirements to graduate:

  • Satisfactorily complete the degree program(s) for which you are enrolled
  • Have at least at least a 2.0 cumulative (all college work) GPA
  • Have earned at least 25% of credit hours toward a degree from TCC

For graduation sessions, review the Academic Calendar. Participation in commencement does not constitute the completion of graduation requirements.


All graduating students receive one paper official diploma and one digital copy at no additional cost. Graduates will receive an email and/or text with a link to their digital diplomas. This will be sent shortly after the degrees are posted. Paper diplomas will be mailed to the student's permanent address on file in Workday, within eight to ten weeks after the degree is awarded and reflected on the student's transcript.

Shipment Dates

If you graduate in:Your diploma will be mailed on or before:
Summer Term (August) October 1
Fall Term (December) March 1
Spring Term (May) July 1


Students who graduate with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA will have "With Honors" printed on their transcript and diploma. Honors designations will appear next to the graduate's name in the commencement program as follows:

* 3.0-3.49 Honors
** 3.5-3.9: Dean's List
*** 4.0: President's List

Students in the Honors Program will have Honors Program printed on their diplomas, and their names will be in bold in the commencement program.


Visit TCC's Ask Student Central for everything you've ever wanted to know about Admissions/Records, Graduation, Advising, Financial Aid, or Registration. For graduation advising, contact the Advising Center at or (850) 201-8441.

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