Graduation Requirements

Information about graduation requirements and the application process for students earning an associate degree, a certificate, or a letter of recognition can be found on the Graduation Requirements page. This page also includes information for students graduating with honors, those earning multiple HCC credentials, information for reverse transfer students, and instructions on how to complete a program evaluation/degree audit in WebAdvisor.

Applying for Graduation

All students are expected to complete the online Application for Graduation through WebAdvisor to receive a degree, certificate, or letter of recognition regardless of their participation in the graduation ceremony. There is no fee to apply. Before filling out the online "Application for Graduation," students should review their program evaluation through WebAdvisor and/or meet with an academic advisor to determine if all program requirements have been met.

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • Fall - October 1
  • Spring - March 1
  • Summer - July 1

Note: All graduation correspondence will be sent to your student email account.

Annual Commencement Ceremony

Annual commencement ceremonies are held each May and December (beginning December 2016), and are presided over by HCC’s president. The commencement ceremony is a traditional academic service and signifies the completion of the degree or certificate being awarded. Students completing a degree or certificate program with 30 or more credits are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Only students who have filed an application for graduation and have met all requirements will be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Important Information for Graduates

Congratulations Class of 2016!