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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation and Commencement

Petitioning for Graduation

The College does not automatically confer degrees or certificates because eligibility requirements vary. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor during their studies at CRC to ensure that they're taking courses that will meet degree and certificate requirements.

Petition deadlines for the 2018-2019 academic year

Summer 2018: June 29, 2018
Fall 2018: October 5, 2018

Spring 2019: March 1, 2019

The Process
  1. You should have met with a counselor. This is very important if you're unsure if you are eligible to petition. Lacking even a single requirement can cause the evaluation to stop and result in a denial letter. That letter may direct you to Counseling. So, be careful if you choose to complete the petition without having met with a counselor.
  2. Carefully read and complete the petition. Incomplete petitions will result in a denial letter.
  3. Be patient. You should allow for a minimum of five months from the end of the summer session or semester before you receive your diploma or certificate. As evaluators discover any problems, they will notify affected students. If you change your address with the college during this time, you must also notify the Evaluations staff in the Admissions & Records Office since your petition information is maintained in a separate database.

    Why so long? There are many factors. The evaluators receive hundreds of petitions. The staff must wait for final grades to be submitted by professors, review the petitions and completed coursework for accuracy, post the degree and certificate information to students' records, and then order the diplomas and certificates. Keep in mind that all of this work happens at the same time as the staff is also registering students and performing other Admissions and Records duties.

Fill out the
Graduation/Certificate Petition

The Commencement Ceremony

This event occurs at the end of each spring semester. For the 2018-2019 academic year, students who earned a degree during the summer and fall of 2018, and the degree candidates for the spring semester of 2019 will be invited to attend.

Information packets will be mailed to students in April. The information will provide the details you will need to know about planning for the commencement ceremony.  Please contact the Student Life and Leadership Office for details, 916-691-7315. 

Students graduating with highest honors (cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better) will receive a gold tassel. Your grade point average is based on all college coursework, not just your classes at CRC.