An application for graduation needs to be submitted one year prior to your anticipated graduation.

Applications are online  To submit graduation applications go to:

If doing a minor or second major, please prepare an electronic copy of the minor form to upload to the graduation application before applying. Only graduation applications with an attached minor and 2nd major form form will have the minor or 2nd major included on the application as well as the academic record. See forms below for more information on minor forms.

No new applications for graduation will be accepted after the first day of the second session of your semester of graduation.

Last day for Applications for AU 17 Semester: October 16

Last day for Applications for Spring 18: March 1

To receive graduating seniors' priority scheduling, applications should be turned in by the fourth Friday of the term.

Graduation Term Turn in Application Scheduling Priority Deadline
SU 18 SU 17 For terms SP 18 & SU 18 apply by September 17, 2017
AU 18 AU 17 For terms AU 18 & SP 18 apply by September 17, 2017
SP 19 SP 18 For terms AU 18 & SP 19, apply by February 3, 2018
SU 19 SU 18 For Terms SP 19 and SU 19, apply by February 3, 2018


If you will be graduating with a minor, use the minor planning form or submit an approved form from the department granting the minor. Some minors require a department signature; see the form for details. Also go to the following website for specific information about your minor and if a signature is needed:

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Submit this form at the same time as your Application for Graduation. 

Need to transfer credit to meet degree requirements? All outstanding transfer credit needs to be posted by week 7 of your graduation term. Go to the following web site for instructions:

Taking credit at Columbus State Community College Last tern? Go to the following web site for instructions: Click Here

Please note: Only students who are graduating that term can use an early grade release form.

Questions? Contact

  • Year Prior

    2-3 semesters before graduation

    Turn in an application for Baccalaureate Degree. This application will be reviewed and you will receive feedback on your academic plan to complete degree requirements.

  • Final Term

    Week 1

    Your record will be audited the week before classes start. If there are any problems or issues that will hold up your graduation, you will be notified by e-mail. This allows you to make any scheduling changes the first week of classes.

    Weeks 6-8

    Your application will once again be audited. If there are any remaining problems, you will be notified that your application has been pulled from the commencement list. Please contact Terri Hoying by e-mail at if you believe there is discrepancy or if you are able to fix your problem.

    Week 11

    Information will be available listing the way your name will be printed on the diploma, specializations, minors, 2nd majors, hometown, and possible honors (Final honors decisions are made when all classes are completed and grades turned in) for you to review. If there is any information that is not correct contact Terri Hoying by e-mail at

    All name changes need to be done at the Student Services Building on Lane Avenue and completed before Week 14 of your graduation term.

    Week 13

    1. will be receiving your graduation instruction and line number this week. Because students receive their own diplomas at graduation, line numbers are assigned to each student in order to receive the correct diploma.

    Week 14

    Fill out an absence from commencement form if you are unable attend the commencement by Friday of this week. Forms are available online at this website or



For more information go to the following website.


This website will have current graduation information available Midway through the term of graduation.