Spring graduation deadline approaches

Are you ready to graduate from IVCC at the end of the Spring semester? If you think that you might be eligible for a degree or certificate, you must apply for graduation in order to have it posted to your academic record and to receive a diploma.

The deadline to apply for spring graduation is Tuesday, Feb. 17.

There is no fee to apply for graduation and there is only a one page form to complete. This form is available at the Registration area of the Student Services office (CTC 101) and on the college website at: www.ivcc.edu/admissions.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible at this time for a degree or certificate, you are encouraged to speak with a counselor (815-224-0360). A counselor can review your academic record and your program of study to determine if you have all of the requirements to graduate.

Another option to determine your eligibility is to review your degree audit on your personal WebAdvisor account.

One point to remember is if you are within two classes of graduation and you plan to complete those classes in the summer session, you can participate in the commencement ceremony in May. All you need to do is fill out a graduation application by Feb. 17 and check summer graduation on the form.

At IVCC, there are a number of Associate in Applied Science degrees that have corresponding certificates you can earn along the way.

If you think that you have the requirements fulfilled for a certificate, you may want to apply for graduation so your academic record will show your progress toward your degree.

The college has one commencement ceremony, which will be on Saturday, May 16.

All students who have graduated in the past year are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony. There is no fee to participate in the ceremony.

Any questions about graduation can be directed to Karen Gregorich in the Admissions and Records office at 815-224-0444.