Preparing for graduation
You’ve earned the credits. Why not get the credential? Even if the next step in your academic or work career doesn’t require it, that piece of paper can make a difference.
Everybody wins when you graduate
The card is good for any Schoolcraft College course, including credit or non-credit.
Get a complete transcript, one with no gaps or holes.
Your diploma is proof that you have what it takes to finish what you start.
A complete transcript gives admissions officers the full picture of your academic achievements and potential.
Why not give them the opportunity to bask in the pride of your accomplishment?
Applying for graduation
It doesn’t cost anything to be awarded a Schoolcraft College certificate or associate degree, and you are not required to attend the commencement ceremony. Of the 1,300 students eligible for graduation each year, between 400 and 450 choose to attend the ceremony, which is held in early May at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth Township.
The college cannot automatically grant you a certificate or degree. You must take the first step.
- Determine the semester in which you plan to finish your coursework.
- See the class schedule; each semester’s deadline for applying for graduation is listed.
- Complete the appropriate “Application for Graduation” application form with the Counseling Center (McDowell Center, room MC275).
- Upon final grades being submitted, the Registrar will conduct a final audit to verify that you’ve met requirements for graduation.
Graduation & commencement ceremony
The commencement ceremony is held in early May at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth Township. Graduates who plan to participate should read the important information about commencement and be aware of deadlines for ordering announcements, cap & gown, and regalia.