Graduate at ceremony


All SCC students must submit a Graduation Application and successfully complete all course requirements in their program of study. Our commencement ceremony is held in May and all fall, spring, and summer graduates for the academic year are eligible to participate.

Steps to Graduation


Verify Eligibility

  • Meet with your advisor. 
  • Review your academic progress.
  • Verify your eligibility to apply for graduation.                                                             

Submit an Application

Application Review

  • Your application will be reviewed within three weeks.
  • You will receive a confirmation email listing any remaining classes that must be completed.
  • Meet with your advisor to register for remaining classes.     

Graduation Preparation

  • Students participating in the graduation ceremony must wear a SCC cap & gown.
  • Cap & gowns must be ordered by April 12 through eCampus.
  • Direct inquiries to the Registrar's Office (910) 246-5373.


Graduation Dates & Deadlines

  • Fall Graduation Application Deadline: November 3, 2023
  • Spring/Summer Graduation Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
  • Rehearsal: May 9, 2024
    • Transfer Degree Students: 9:00 a.m.
    • Applied Science, Diploma and Certificate students: 11:00 a.m.
  • Commencement: Saturday, May 11, 2024 
    • Transfer Degree Students: 8:30 a.m.
    • Applied Science, Diploma and Certificate students: 11:30 a.m.

Please Note: To participate in commencement students must RSVP via the link sent to your student email. Participating in commencement activities does not mean that you have “graduated”. You must complete all course requirements before receiving a diploma.


When applying for graduation:

  • If you do not see your major listed please complete a Change of Major form in student eForms.
  • Spell your name exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma in the “Preferred Name on Diploma” section. 
  • Application(s) are required whether or not you intend to participate in the graduation ceremony and must be submitted by the deadline.
  • Additional information will be emailed throughout the spring semester, and written instructions will be mailed in April pertaining to graduation rehearsal and ceremony.