Graduation & Commencement
Graduation means being awarded a state-approved diploma, certificate or degree once all of the requirements for that degree/certificate/diploma have been successfully completed.
Generally students apply to graduate one to two quarters prior to their graduation term. Students should meet with their advisor prior to applying to graduate to assess their progress toward completion, including evaluating total credits and grade point average (GPA).
Commencement is a ceremony in which students have the opportunity to celebrate their academic accomplishments.
Apply to Graduate
- You will need to use your SID and PIN to log into this system, as it has not yet fully integrated with ctcLink.
- If you do not have an SID and PIN and have only been at SVC since Winter 2022, please email [email protected] to let us know you plan to graduate. We will follow up with you with additional questions about your program of study.
Diploma Application Deadline: It is recommended that students apply after they have registered for their final classes required to graduate. The application and initial diploma is free.
- Addresses: Please include both a current and a permanent address. The diploma will be mailed to your permanent address.
*If you did not complete the degree/certificate requirements, send an email to [email protected] letting us know the quarter you plan on finishing. The application will be deleted after two quarters if no notification is provided.
Your degree/certificate will be posted to your transcript, usually 6 weeks after final grades are posted. Diplomas are typically mailed approximately 12 weeks after the end of a quarter.
High School Diploma
Skagit Valley College may award an individual who satisfactorily completes an associate degree, a high school diploma upon request from the student. If you have earned your associate degree, and have not earned a high school diploma, be sure to apply for your high school diploma.