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Graduating from CSCC


To graduate from Columbus State Community College a student needs to do the following:

Graduation Application Dates:

Semester of Graduation
 Priority Application Date
 Final Application Deadline
 Graduation Ceremony
 Spring Semester 2020


February 07, 2020


April 20, 2020


May 08, 2020

Summer Semester 2020


June 05, 2020


July 20, 2020


Summer graduates may attend ceremony in December

Autumn Semester 2020


September 25, 2020


November 30, 2020


December 18, 2020

Spring Semester 2021


February 12, 2021


April 26, 2021


May 14, 2021


Graduation Applications are processed during the semester in which the student has selected to graduate. Students who have applied to graduate will be notified of the status of the Graduation Application by mail.

Approximately seven (7) weeks into the graduation semester, students who have applied to graduate and have confirmed their attendance to the ceremony will receive information regarding:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • The date, time and place of the ceremony
  • Ordering invitations/announcements
  • Cap and gown purchase

Graduation Information Booklet

If you have submitted a Graduation Application and need more information or have questions you may contact the Graduation Office via email at


Administratively Granted Degree/Auto-Graduation

Most students will complete a Graduation Application during the semester they are finishing their degree requirements.  If you missed this important step, we will process your graduation for you.  To ensure you receive credit for all your hard work, when your Degree Audit Report (DARs), which is accessible through CougarWeb, indicates that you have completed all degree requirements, your official Columbus State Community College transcript will be updated to reflect that you have graduated.

If you are eligible for graduation through this administrative process, you will receive communication from the Graduation Office notifying you of your graduation eligibility and informing you about the process to receive a diploma and attend the graduation ceremony.  If you have questions about this process, please contact