All students must apply for graduation by filling out an Online Graduation Application.  Access this form by clicking on the E-forms link on the left-hand side of this page.  Applying for graduation is the means to obtaining your diploma. Marching in a ceremony is a public recognition of your achievement but does not confer graduation. The only way to receive your conferred diploma and transcript is to apply. Upon application submission, an automated acknowledgement will appear indicating your submission was transmitted. Please refrain from sending duplicate copies of your application as multiple copies will delay your application processing.

If you are unable to complete an electronic form, contact the Graduation office directly at or 1-800-792-3348 X1592 for assistance.

Applications must be submitted no later than the deadline date listed below for the graduation you are applying for.

  • October 1 for graduation in December.
  • February 1 for graduation in May.
  • June 1 for graduation in August.

There are two marching ceremonies held in Texas each year, one in December and one in May.  Students that graduated in either August or December may participate in the Fall ceremony.  Those who graduate in May may participate in the Spring ceremony.  Many of our outlying sites also have local ceremonies during the year.  For information on participating in a ceremony, contact or your local site for specific information.    

Requirements for Applying

  • All course requirements must be completed prior to certificate/degree award. Requests for certificate/degree received from students who have not completed course requirements by the end of the month for the graduation they have applied (i.e. December 31, May 31 or August 31) will not graduate.
  • All coursework must be completed by the end of the month of the Graduation applied for.  For example, all coursework for May graduates must be completed prior to May 31; August 31 for August graduates and December 31 for December graduates.  The actual published end date of the course, according to the CTC transcript is considered the official completion date.  Even if a student completes requirements for the course prior to that date, the official completion date is the only one considered when applying for graduation.
  • Applications may be completed online, completed eletronically and emailed, or completed in person in the Graduation office located in Student Services (Bldg. 119), Room 224 on Central Campus.
  • The permanent address given on the application must be one through which mail will always reach you.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Graduation office at 1-800-792-3348, ext.1592 or

There is no fee required to receive your degree