I applied to graduate. Am I eligible?
To be eligible to graduate, you must
✓ complete all academic requirements as stated in year of entry catalog or current year catalog
✓ complete a minimum 60 total credits for an associate degree
✓ complete at least 15 credits at ACM toward your associate degree
✓ attain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
✓ have no incomplete grades. No student may graduate with an I grade.
I applied to graduate for Spring 2020. All of my classes will be finished at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Will I still graduate in May?
If you successfully complete all of your Spring courses and meet all graduation requirements by May 12, 2020, you will be eligible to graduate on May 16, 2020.
I applied to graduate for Spring 2020. What happens if any of my classes won’t be finished by the end of the Spring 2020 semester?
Some Spring classes won’t be finished by the end of the semester on May 12, 2020. Your instructor(s) may give you extra time to complete your classwork.
If you successfully complete all of your Spring courses and meet all graduation requirements by July 30, 2020, you will be eligible to graduate on August 7, 2020.
You do not have to fill out another application for graduation. Your application for graduation for Spring 2020 will be moved to Summer 2020.
I applied to graduate for Spring 2020. What happens if I don’t successfully complete all of the graduation requirements for Spring 2020?
You will be notified that you didn't complete all of the graduation requirements. You can work on completing any missing requirements and apply again for graduation for an upcoming semester.
I didn't apply to graduate in the Spring. Can I apply for Summer graduation?
Yes. The application for Summer graduation is available online May 1st. There is no charge to apply if you submit your application before the July 1st deadline. Applications received after the July 1st deadline will incur a $100 late fee. No applications will be accepted after July 15, 2020.
Remember to fill out a separate application for each degree or certificate you plan to receive.
When will I get my diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed to eligible graduates. Your diploma will be mailed to the address you provided on your application for graduation. Diplomas for May graduates should be available by the end of May.* Diplomas for August graduates should be available by the middle of August.
Please note: Before your diploma can be mailed, you must satisfy all obligations to the College (Business Office, Housing, Library, Financial Aid exit interviews).
*Our diploma vendor is also being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic which may result in shipping delays.
What if I need proof of graduation and I don’t have my diploma yet?
Your academic credentials will be posted on your transcript after your graduation date. You can request your transcript at https://www.allegany.edu/transcripts/index.html.
A verification letter can also be provided to you. Please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be a commencement ceremony?
Decisions about the commencement ceremony will be made once the stay-at-home directives have been lifted. If you graduate in either May or August, you are invited and encouraged to participate in the next commencement ceremony. More information will be forthcoming.
What about my cap and gown?
Once decisions have been made about the commencement ceremony, you will receive information about where and when to pick up your cap and gown.