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Graduation Application Deadlines

Students: Please apply for graduation using MySerivce. For instructions, download our step-by-step guide (PDF). You’ll need to apply for graduation if you’re planning to earn a degree, diploma or certificate from College of The Albemarle (COA), even if you’re not participating in the commencement ceremony.

MyService Graduation Application Instructions (PDF)

Semester Application Opens Deadline
Spring Nov. 1 Feb. 15
Summer March 1 June  15
Fall July 1 Sept. 15


How to Apply for Graduation

Meet with your advisor/department chair for a final review of your degree/audit to determine that all coursework or course substitutions have been or will be completed by the end of the term in which you are requesting to graduate. Please notify the Registrar in writing, if you are taking courses at another college to complete your program requirements. All coursework and/or course substitutions must be completed and a final grade must be submitted to the Registrar no later than the last day of COA exams for that semester.
Satisfy all debts with COA Business Office and the library.
Regularly check your COA Gmail account for instructions relating to the commencement ceremony.

Diplomas will be mailed approximately six weeks after semester grades are confirmed and graduation audits are completed. You won’t receive your diploma if you haven’t satisfied all debts at COA.


  • Dance, Andrea

  • Director, Registration and Records/Registrar

  • COA – Elizabeth City: AE 119

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2252