Spring Commencement

Graduation applications must be completed by any student wishing to receive a degree or certificate in May of 2024. An application must be completed for each degree/certificate/letter of recognition that the student intends to earn.

The date for spring graduation is Saturday, May 18, 2024.

The Spring 2024 graduation application deadline was Friday, February 23, 2024.

A late graduation application is available from February 24th - March 8th. The $100 late fee will be due with the applications submitted from February 24th - March 8th.

No late applications will be accepted after March 8th, 2024.


Graduation Information: 


A student must:

  • complete all academic requirements as stated in year of entry catalog or current year catalog
  • complete a minimum 60 credits for an associate degree
  • complete a minimum 25% of required credits at ACM
  • attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

No student may graduate with an incomplete grade(s).



It is strongly recommended that students utilize Self-Service and run a program evaluation and/or meet with an academic advisor to review program requirements for completion.

All students are expected to complete an application for graduation, regardless of participation in the commencement ceremony. All students are expected to complete a separate application for each degree or certificate.

Students that attended other colleges or universities and wish to transfer credit must have official transcript(s) sent to ACM’s Admissions Office.

  When to apply(no fee)  Late Applications accepted($100 late fee)  No applications accepted after:
Spring 2024 Jan. 16 - Feb. 23 Feb. 24 - Mar. 8 March 8



Information regarding graduation eligibility will be emailed to your ACM student email account.



All graduates are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony. Only students eligible for degree(s) or certificate(s) are permitted to participate in commencement ceremony.

Ceremony details will be sent to the students' ACM email account when the details are released by Commencement Committee.

Commencement exercises for spring graduation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11 am for Career & Transfer Programs and 2 pm for Allied Health Programs in the gymnasium at Allegany College of Maryland.



Allegany College of Maryland is committed to providing access to people with disabilities. Please contact Dr. June Bracken at (301)784-5112 or e-mail to request any special accommodation required for you or your guests to attend the graduation ceremony. Please note that the College does not provide wheelchairs, scooters, or other mobility devices; however, we can reserve special seating areas for guests and visitors with mobility impairments who bring their own mobility devices. Requests for an interpreter for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing need to be received at least two weeks before the graduation ceremony.



Cap & Gowns – Can be picked for as of Monday April 29th.

Announcements – available to be picked up with Caps & Gowns.

Speakers – qualified applicants will be invited to audition to speak at the commencement ceremony. Invitations will be emailed to your ACM student email address.



Members of Phi Theta Kappa should contact advisor Melody Gaschler for regalia.

Graduates with cumulative GPAs as follows will be recognized at the commencement ceremony:

  • 3.80 - 4.00 summa cum laude (with highest honors)
  • 3.51 - 3.79 magna cum laude (with high honors)
  • 3.30 - 3.50 cum laude (with honors)



Students receive diploma cover as they walk across the stage. After ceremony, students will be able to pick up diploma. Picture ID required when picking up the diploma.

For students not attending commencement ceremony, diplomas will be available in the Advising Center from 8:30 – 4:30 during the week after ceremony date.

Diplomas are not available prior to the commencement ceremony. Please bring photo ID with you when you come in to pick up your diploma. Students who have not picked up their diplomas will receive them in the mail.  Diplomas are mailed to the address that students provide on the application to graduate.  Please note that it will take about two weeks after we mail the diploma for it to arrive at your address.

Students must have fulfilled ALL their financial obligations to the College before diplomas are released.  Please contact the Business and Financial Aid offices in order to ensure you have met all your financial obligations/exit counseling requirements so, your diploma is not held back from the ceremony.  

During commencement you will be given a binder as you walk across the stage, that binder is empty.  After the ceremony diplomas are available to be picked up by the student with a photo ID in the College Center.  You MUST have a photo ID in order to pick up your diploma.  Diplomas can only be released to the student. 

Please Note:

  • The College Public Relations Office will provide five printed announcements for each graduate.  Announcements will be available for pickup in the Advising Center on Monday, April 29th, 2024. An announcement is not required for family and friends to attend the graduation. Tickets are not required for the ceremony.

  • The Advising Center has caps and gowns available for pick up as of the 29th of April 2024.  Caps and gowns will be given out until Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 4 p.m. There is no charge for your cap and gown.

Transcripts requests with graduation credentials (graduation date and honors status) will be posted to transcripts the week after the ceremony.  If you are requesting a transcript and need your degree information on that transcript, please request that the transcript be held until after graduation credentials are posted.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Beth Nightengale via email at or by phone at 301-784-5209.




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