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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Congrats, Graduate!

Your journey at CBC is almost complete. While we're sad to see you go, we are excited to watch you SOAR!

We know that this can be a confusing time, and we want you to have as smooth a transition as possible whether you are joining the work force or heading to a four-year institution to continue your education.

 

Graduation FAQ

You can "graduate" from CBC whenever you are finished with all the requirements of your degree or one-year certificate.

Our annual commencement ceremony that commemorates graduation is at the end of spring quarter on a Friday evening. It typically falls on the last day of spring quarter finals or the day after. The exact date each year will appear on the College's calendar.

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Yes! Without an application, we would be unable to determine the specific degree or certificate you're hoping to earn. We encourage you to meet with your completion coach at least one quarter before you expect to complete your requirements to formally apply to graduate.

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No. You can graduate and receive your diploma without participating in the ceremony. However, you must complete a graduation application in order to officially complete your degree or one-year certificate and receive a diploma.

Graduation Applications

If you're planning to participate in the commencement ceremony in June, you'll have to complete your degree or one-year certificate during the most recent fall, winter or spring quarter or the summer quarter immediately following graduation and apply for graduation before the deadline.

Specific yearly graduation information is released at the beginning of spring quarter. It is sent to currently enrolled students via email and Canvas message. We'll post it here too!

You don't have to worry about it! Graduate caps and gowns are provided by the College at no charge. Information regarding pick-up will be available here at the beginning of spring quarter.

This typically happens when your graduation application is not received prior to the deadline. You can still apply for graduation though! For assistance with completing a graduation application, contact Counseling & Advising at 509-542-5505.

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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.

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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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, complete the appropriate “Graduation Application Cover Sheet” and review it with your completion coach or program advisor. Your completion coach or program advisor will submit it to the registrar for final review. For assistance with completing a graduation application or determining your catalog year, please call 509-542-5505 or email Counseling & Advising to schedule an appointment with your completion coach.

 

 


 

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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