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All students planning to graduate are encouraged to apply for graduation. Login to Banner Web.  Click on "Student & Financial Aid", "Student Records", and "Graduation Application - Submit" to apply.  This should be done during your last semester of enrollment.  Filing deadlines are published throughout the campus. If you do not apply for graduation but remain eligible for a degree and/or a certificate, the NCCC Auto Conferral policy applies (this should link to www.niagaracc.suny.edu/graduation/). 

Spring and Fall graduates will receive a postcard in the mail notifying you when your diploma/certificate is available for pick-up. Any diplomas/certificates not picked up by the date stated on the postcard are mailed to the address on file. Summer graduates automatically receive their diploma/certificate in the mail. If you have recently moved, you can log in to Banner Web, click Personal Information, and submit an “Update Address & Phone Request”, or you may download the "Personal Identification Change Form" from the Registration & Records webpage and scan/email it to records@niagaracc.suny.edu.

You can meet with your advisor to review the graduation requirements and the academic coursework you've taken. You can also run a degree evaluation on Degree Works. This will review the coursework you've taken and apply it toward your degree/certificate requirements to determine eligibility for graduation. Visit the College website www.niagaracc.suny.edu, click Current Students at top, then Registration & Records."Degree Evaluation" on the side of the page will have instructions.

A hold on your accounts (i.e. cashier's, library, etc.) will prevent us from issuing a diploma/certificate to you. You will need to resolve this issue prior to graduation by contacting the appropriate office.

Graduation certifications are performed during the weeks following submission of final grades for the semester. If you are NOT eligible, a notification letter is sent from the Registration & Records Office. If you continue coursework at NCCC, or you transfer to another institution and have credits transferred back to complete requirements, you MUST notify the Registration & Records Office to change your anticipated graduation date on your graduation application. This ensures your academic record will be re-evaluated for graduation and, if qualified, will be certified at the appropriate time.

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