Graduation Information

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Did you know graduation isn't automatic? Your degree conferral and participation in commencement depend on your application! Contact Counseling & Advising for more information.

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This year CBC returns to an in-person ceremony honoring all of our graduates on Friday, June 17 at 7 pm. The ceremony will take place outdoors at Edgar Brown Stadium, on 18th Avenue and Sylvester St. in Pasco.

There will be no charge for admission and no limits on the number of friends and/or family members our graduates can invite. Because of parking limitations at the stadium, carpooling will be strongly encouraged for all who choose to attend.

This graduation webpage will be updated as we finalize our plans for the ceremony. Please check back often for updates.

Graduation FAQ

Yes! Without an application, we would be unable to determine the specific degree or certificate you're hoping to earn. Students who wish to participate in the June 17th graduation ceremony should have their graduation applications completed by Thursday, May 19. Don’t wait. Please make an appointment with counseling as soon as possible to complete your grad app. This includes summer graduates who wish to participate in this year’s ceremony. 

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Yes. Please fill out your graduation application by the spring quarter deadline. Students who wish to participate in the June 17th graduation ceremony should have their graduation applications completed by Thursday, May 19. Don’t wait. Please make an appointment with counseling as soon as possible to complete your grad app. This includes summer graduates who wish to participate in this year’s ceremony. 

Graduation Applications

Graduate announcements can be ordered through the CBC Bookstore

For purposes of the commencement program and ceremony regalia only, your honors designation is based on your GPA at the completion of the winter quarter prior to graduation. Don't worry--if your designation has changed since winter quarter, we'll make sure it appears correctly on your official transcript and diploma.

Diplomas for Bachelor's degrees or one-year certificates will be sent to the address listed on your graduation application approximately one month after grades have posted for the quarter you completed your requirements or after your graduation application was submitted, whichever was later. All diplomas are mailed via the United States Postal Service, and processing times may vary.

Caps and gowns are free and will be available for pick-up in early June. Graduates do not need to pre-order a cap & gown in advance. Please check back here in mid-May for dates, times, and the location to pick-up.

Login to MyCBC and click on "My Grades" to view your unofficial transcript, which will show any degrees/certificates you have earned.

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When requesting an official transcript, be sure to mark the "After degree is posted for current quarter" option, and we will be sure your degree or certificate is posted before your transcript is sent!

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Thank you for your interest. The application for speaker candidates closed on April 17. If you applied before the deadline, the selection committee will be in touch with you prior to the end of April with next steps.. 
There is no mandatory rehearsal for the graduation ceremony. However, there will be an important information session for graduates in early June. We will post more information about this session as we finalize a date and time. The session will be recorded; so if you are unable to attend in-person, you can watch it later.
Please contact CBC’s Disability Support Services (DSS) as soon as possible, even if you have not used their services previously. You may call or email them, 509-542-4412 or dssFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN. Help us help you by reaching out early. 

 

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Applying for Graduation

Congratulations on nearing this milestone! As a candidate for a degree or one-year certificate, we encourage you to meet with your completion coach or program advisor one quarter prior to your anticipated completion so that you can formally apply to graduate.  

You can graduate at the end of any quarter. If you’re planning to participate in the commencement ceremony in June, you will have to have completed your degree or one-year certificate during the most recent fall, winter or spring quarter or the summer quarter following the commencement ceremony.

In order to receive a degree or one-year certificate from CBC, you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete all degree/certificate program requirements within the College catalog (refer to the Catalog Option Policy for more information regarding catalog degree requirements).
  • Complete at least one-third of the total credits required for an associate degree/certificate or 45 credits for a bachelor’s of applied science degree in residence at CBC.
  • Earn a cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.0 or above in courses completed at CBC.
  • Earn a combined cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.0 or above in courses completed at CBC and transferred in from other institutions.
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To apply for graduation, please call Counseling & Advising at 509-542-5505 or email counselingFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN to schedule an appointment with your Completion Coach.  Your Completion Coach will assist you with your graduation application and will submit it to the Registrar for final review.

 

 


 

Honors Designations

Did you know that if you earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or a one-year certificate from CBC you are eligible to receive scholastic honors as established by the College? Your eligibility for honors is calculated using your cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all college-level credits earned at CBC as of the last quarter in which all degree requirements have been completed. Your credits and grades transferred to CBC from other colleges and universities are not included in the calculation for the honors designation.

For purposes of the commencement program and ceremony regalia only, your honors designation is based on your GPA at the completion of winter quarter prior to the commencement ceremony.

Your official transcript and diploma will note your honors designation.

 

Associate Degrees and One-Year Certificates

Cumulative college-level GPA Honors Designation
3.85 to 4.00 High Honors
3.50 to 3.84 Honors

 

Bachelor's Degrees

Cumulative college-level GPA Honors Designation
3.90 to 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
3.70 to 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
3.50 to 3.69 Cum Laude

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