A graduation application (available on Wavelink) is required for each degree or certificate you wish to earn. There is no charge associated with the graduation application. Once you have applied for graduation, you can also apply to participate in the commencement ceremony. Commencement is held once a year, on the first Sunday of May.
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 credit is awarded only from an official transcript, sent directly to LMC from the sending institution or a third-party service on behalf of the sending institution; both paper and electronic copies are acceptable. Official transcripts in a sealed envelope may be accepted from the student so long as the seal is not broken; however, the Registrar’s Office reserves the right to make a final determination as to the authenticity of an official transcript which has passed through the hands of the student.
The grade point average (GPA) from another college does not affect the Lake Michigan College GPA.
See Transfer of College Credit policy for additional detail.
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.
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.
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.