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Graduation Application Process

A graduation application is required for each degree or certificate you wish to earn. There is no charge associated with the graduation application. 

Awards Statements and Diplomas

Graduation statements will be posted to your transcripts and your diploma will be mailed approximately 30 days following the date of graduation or completion of all degree requirements. 

Transfer Credit for Graduation

Courses you complete with a grade of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale at another regionally accredited college will be accepted when they apply to your program at Lake Michigan College. These transfer credits MUST be received no later than two weeks immediately following the date of graduation from Lake Michigan College. Transfer credits must be received via an official college transcript mailed directly to Lake Michigan College. The grade point average (GPA) from another college does not affect the Lake Michigan College GPA.

December Graduation

If you apply for December graduation, you must complete all program requirements by the end of the Fall Semester. If you don’t complete all program requirements by the end of Fall Semester, you will have to reapply for another graduation date. As a December graduate, you can attend the May commencement ceremony.

December Graduation Timeline
Applications available Sept. 1. Last day to apply for December graduation is the second Friday in November.

May Graduation

If you apply for May graduation, you can finish any program requirement during the Summer Term immediately following. If, as a May graduate, you have not completed your program requirement by the end of the Summer Term, you will have to reapply for another graduation date.

May Graduation Timeline
Applications available Jan. 1. Last day to apply for May graduation is the last Monday in February.

August Graduation

If you apply for August graduation, you must complete all program requirements by the end of the Summer Term. If you do not complete all program requirements by the end of the Summer Term, you will have to reapply for another graduation date. As an August graduate, you can attend the following year’s May commencement ceremony.

August Graduation Timeline
Applications available May 1. Last day to apply for August graduation is the second Friday in June.