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Graduation

You’ll need to apply to graduate if you’re planning to earn a degree, diploma or certificate from College of The Albemarle (COA), even if you don’t plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Application Deadlines

Graduation Application

Semester Deadline
Fall Oct. 15
Spring: early analysis Dec. 1
Spring Feb. 15*
Summer
(You must be within 12 hours of completing your requirements and registered for those hours when submitting your application)
Feb. 15*

Instructions

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.

*Applications received after this deadline may not be evaluated in enough time for your name to appear in the graduation program.