NWACC will award degrees and certificates after each term. Students are eligible
to apply for graduation after registering for their final semester. We highly recommend
meeting with an academic advisor before submitting the application. Deadline to apply
for graduation is as follows:
Fall - November 1
Spring - March 1
Summer - July 1
After applying for graduation, you will have one year to complete your degree or you
will need to reapply for graduation.
General Degree Requirements
To be eligible for a degree, students must have at least a 2.0GPA and have earned
at least 15 credit hours at NWACC. To be eligible for a certificate, students must
have at least a 2.0 GPA and have earned at least 7 credit hours at NWACC. Students
must clear all of their accounts, pay fines, and outstanding debts prior to graduation.
Please keep in mind that degree plan requirements vary and students will need to consult
with their advisor to ensure all graduation requirements are met.
Students are eligible to wear honor cords at the commencement ceremony for their degree
provided they have completed at least 24 hours at NWACC and have a cumulative GPA
of 3.5 or higher.
3.5 Magna Cum Laude 40. Summa Cum Laude
Certificate graduates are not eligible to wear honor cords for the commencement ceremony.
Students do not have to attend commencement to receive their diplomas.
Students who completed all their degree/certificate requirements can expect to receive
their diploma in the mail two (2) months after grades are recorded for the term.
Diplomas are mailed to the address listed on the graduation form.