A note to fall 2021 IVCC graduates

IV Leader Staff

Are you ready to complete a degree or certificate from IVCC at the end of the fall 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.

Participating in the spring Commencement ceremony is optional. The deadline to apply for fall graduation is Friday, Oct. 1.

There is no fee to apply for graduation and there is only a one-page form to complete. This form is available on the college website at ivcc.edu/graduation and in the Counseling office (Room CTC 202). The form takes a couple of minutes to complete and lets IVCC know that you will be ready to complete a degree or certificate in December.

If you are unsure as to whether 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 program of study to determine if you have the requirements for completion. Another option to determine eligibility is to review your degree audit on your WebAdvisor account.

At IVCC, there are several Associate in Applied Science degrees that have corresponding Certificates that you can earn along the way. If you think that you have the requirements fulfilled for one of the Certificates, you may want to apply for graduation for that Certificate so your academic record will show your progress toward your degree.

The college has one commencement ceremony, which will be on Saturday, May 14, 2022. All students who have graduated in the summer and fall terms are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony. There is no fee to participate in the ceremony. Detailed information is provided in the early part of the Spring semester.

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