Deadline approaching to apply for graduation

IV Leader Staff

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 Wednesday, Feb. 15.  There is no fee to apply for graduation and there is a one-page form/screen to complete.  This form is available on the college website at: and in the Counseling office (CTC 202).

The form takes a few minutes to complete and lets the college know that you will be ready to graduate in May.  Note that applying for graduation is not the same as agreeing to participate in the commencement ceremony.  They are two separate things.  Participating in the commencement ceremony is optional. 

If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible at this time for a degree or certificate, you are asked 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.   

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. 15 for summer graduation if completing the online form.  If filling out the paper form, check summer graduate but want to walk in ceremony.   

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. 

We have one commencement ceremony at the college, which will be on Saturday, May 13.  All students who have graduated in the past year are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Detailed information will be provided soon. 

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