Graduation Information

Apply for Graduation Diplomas Graduation Directions
Commencement Eligible Graduates Graduation Lineup
Degrees Scholastic Honors  

Apply for Graduation

Students must apply for graduation for all majors they plan to graduate with by submitting a completed Degree Check Request form, signed by their advisor, to the Registrar's Office. The form will not be accepted if the advisor has not signed it.

The complete Degree Check Request form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by October 31 for Fall Semester graduates and January 31 for Spring Semester graduates.

Before the official degree check will be evaluated by the Registrar:

  • all official transcripts from other institutions must be on file in the Registrar’s Office;

  • transfer students must have completed at least 15 credit hours at LCC;

  • the student’s college hours completed and currently enrolled in must equal 42 credit hours;

  • students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and

  • the degree check request form must be signed by the student’s advisor.

Students who lack 5 credit hours or less at the end of the spring semester and plan to complete all requirements by the end of the fall semester following graduation are eligible to apply for and participate in the graduation ceremony.

  • For questions regarding college degree requirements, please refer to the Academic Catalog

  • For questions about the graduation application process, please contact the Office of the Registrar by calling either 620.820.1274 or 620.820.1244 or emailing either kathyj@labette.edu or cindyd@labette.edu.


Commencement

Spring Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 11, 2018
Parsons Municipal Auditorium, 112 S. 17th, Parsons, KS - 7:30 p.m.

Additional Graduation Information
  1. Degree Requirements:

    1. STUDENTS must provide official transcripts for all transfer work to the Registrar's Office.

    2. STUDENTS must maintain an overall 2.0 or above GPA to be eligible to apply for graduation.

    3. STUDENTS who lack 5 credit hours or less at the end of the spring semester and plan to complete all requirements by the end of the fall semester following graduation are eligible to apply for and participate in the graduation ceremony.

    4. STUDENTS who apply for May 2017 graduation will be listed in the college's commencement program. The program is available at the commencement ceremony; however, listing in this publication does not mean that a candidate has met all qualifications for a degree. Diplomas will be awarded only to students who successfully complete all degree requirements.

    5. UPON CONFIRMATION of degree requirements and clearance of all financial delinquencies, degree diplomas will be mailed by the end of June. All degree candidates should make sure their correct diploma mailing address has been given to the Registrar's Office. This is essential for ensuring timely receipt of your diploma, particularly if you will be moving from the Parsons area following graduation.

  2. TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS:
    There are 2 types of transcripts – unofficial, which is free and official, which has a fee. If you need an unofficial transcript for your records, you can print one from your RedZone Account. You will need your username and password to access your RedZone Account. If you need help with this, contact Computer Support at ComputerSupport@labette.edu or call 620-820-1146.

    Official transcripts are generally sent directly to other colleges, employers or to students in sealed envelopes. If the seal on the envelope is broken, the transcript becomes unofficial. To request an official transcript online click here. This link will take you to the National Student Clearinghouse which provides this service for LCC. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. Order updates will be emailed to you. You can also track your order online.


Degrees

Students will receive notification from the Registrar indicating whether they have met the degree requirements. If requirements have been or will be met by the end of the following fall semester, additional graduation information will be sent to the Eligible Graduate.

Degrees are awarded two times a year, December/Fall term and May/Spring term, to students who have met all requirements.

The Graduation Ceremony is held in May for both the December and May Graduates.


Diplomas

Graduation Information only for those students receiving confirmation from the Registrar they are eligible to graduate at the end of the current academic year OR graduated at the end of the prior fall semester.

Ordering Diplomas (Diploma Order Form required for all Eligible December and May Graduates).

Diploma Policy
All financial/academic holds must be cleared before a diploma can be mailed. 

Diploma Distribution
Diplomas for Eligibile December Graduates will be mailed out by the end of February to those graduates who do not have any financial obligations to our institution.
Diplomas will be mailed out by the end of June to those students that have met their graduation requirements either at the end of the prior fall semester or at the end of the spring semester.
Make sure the Registrar’s Office has your correct mailing address. 

Diploma Covers
Students attending the commencement ceremony will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony. Students who do not attend the commencement ceremony will be mailed a diploma cover when diplomas are mailed.

Ordering Replacement Diplomas (only previous graduates)
Completed Replacement Diploma Order Form
$50 Replacement Fee

To order a Replacement Diploma, please submit payment of $50 and the completed order form to the Office of the Registrar either in person, by mail, by fax, or through email. 

The request must include the following information: Full name as to appear on diploma, degree and major, date of graduation and address to send diploma. 

The Fax number is (620) 421-2309, Attn: Cindy and the email address is cindyd@labette.edu


Eligible Graduates

Graduation Information only for those students receiving confirmation from the Registrar they are eligible to graduate at the end of the current academic year OR graduated at the end of the prior fall semester.

I. WEARING OF GRADUATION APPAREL:
Students may only wear LCC issued caps & gowns, tassels, honor cords or PTK stoles. Inappropriate designs and words on caps and/or gowns will disqualify students from being part of the graduation ceremony. Wearing of corsages, boutonnieres or any other ornamentation is not appropriate to academic protocol.

A. TASSEL PLACEMENT:
1. Candidates: Place tassel on right side of mortar board. Following conferral of degree, place tassel on left side.
B. CAP:
1. Wear it squarely on top of the head, board parallel to the floor; not cocked to the sides, forward or back.

II. SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY:

Friday, May 11, 2018
Parsons Municipal Auditorium, 112 S. 17th, Parsons, KS, - 7:30 p.m.

  1. ASSEMBLY ORDER for GRADUATES — You will assemble in alphabetical order within degree groups down in the basement of the Municipal Auditorium. College Personnel  will give you a name card to present to the commencement reader at the stage.
  2. GRADUATION LIST
  3. GRADUATION LINEUP
  4. GRADUATE DIRECTIONS

III. PHOTOGRAPHY:

Information will be available closer to graduation.

IV. PRINTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Graduation announcement are for sale in the LCC Bookstore on March 1st. The announcements are 10 for $4.00


Scholastic Honors

Graduation with honors shall be determined by the following grade point averages as calculated the semester prior to graduation, which will include both LCC credit hours and hours transferred in from other colleges.

  • Students with a 4.0 LCC academic average are designated as Summa Cum Laude.

  • Students with a 3.75-3.99 LCC academic average are designated as Magna Cum Laude.

  • Students with a 3.50-3.74 LCC academic average are designated as Cum Laude.

Honor students will be identified in the graduation program and may wear a gold cord during the graduation ceremony.

Registrar Contacts

Kathy Johnston

Registrar
(620) 421-6700 Ext. 1274
kathyj@labette.edu

Cindy Dyson

Assistant Registrar
(620) 421-6700 Ext. 1244
cindyd@labette.edu

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