Graduation Information



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:

  • official high school transcript, General Education Development (GED) or State Certificate must be on file in the Registrar’s Office;
  • all official college transcripts from other institutions must be on file in the Registrar’s Office;
  • the student’s college hours completed and currently enrolled in must equal 42 credit hours;
  • the degree check request form must be signed by the student’s major advisor and
  • the degree check request form must be completed in its entirety or will be returned to the advisor.

Students who lack 5 credit hours or less at the end of the spring semester 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 at registrar@labette.edu.

Students must apply for graduation for all Certificates they plan to complete with by submitting a completed Certificate 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 Certificate 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:

  • official high school transcript, General Education Development (GED) or State Certificate must be on file in the Registrar’s Office; 
  • all official college transcripts from other institutions must be on file in the Registrar’s Office; 
  • the certificate check request form must be signed by the student’s major advisor and 
  • the certificate check request form must be completed in its entirety or will be returned to the advisor. 

Students must be currently enrolled or have completed all certificate requirements to participate in the May graduation Ceremony.


SPRING Commencement CEREMONy

Friday, May 13, 2022

Additional information will be provided at a later date.

Additional Graduation Information

Degree Requirements:

  • STUDENTS must submit official high school transcript, General Education Development (GED) or State Certificate to the Registrar's Office.
  • STUDENTS must provide official transcripts for all transfer work to the Registrar's Office.
  • STUDENTS must maintain an overall 2.0 or above GPA to be eligible to apply for graduation.
  • STUDENTS who lack 5 credit hours or less at the end of the spring semester are eligible to apply for and participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • STUDENTS who apply for May 2022 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.
  • 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.

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS:
In order to obtain either official or unofficial copies of transcripts, all financial obligations to Labette Community College must be cleared.

For an unofficial copy of your transcript, you may 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.

To obtain an official copy of your LCC transcript, all students must complete an official transcript request and pay the required transcript fee. 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. Please make sure to select “Mail after degree is posted’ when submitting transcript requests to ensure any degrees earned will be included.


DeCEMBER GRADUATES

Congratulations! According to your LCC Degree Check, you have either completed all your degree requirements or you are currently enrolled in courses that will complete all your requirements to be considered a LCC December Graduate.

Your official LCC transcript will reflect your graduation date, December 9, 2021, once the Registrar has completed a final graduation verification.

Diplomas will be mailed out to Eligible Graduates, who do not have any financial obligations to our institution, by the middle of February.

If you wish to make changes or corrections to either your name or your mailing address, please go to December Graduates Certificate/Diploma Order Form to complete and submit the changes. Legal documentation showing your name change must be submitted as well. You may upload this information at www.labette.edu/registrar/index.html. These changes must be in our office by December 1, 2021.

Commencement offers you a chance to celebrate your accomplishments with fellow graduates, faculty, family and friends. December graduates are eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement, which will be Friday, May 13, 2022, with more information provided at a later date.

Letters will be mailed to all Eligible Graduates, including December Graduates, in February and will give information on how to order your caps and gowns for the ceremony.

If you have any questions, please contact either Cindy Dyson at cindyd@labette.edu or Theresa Hundley at theresah@labette.edu.


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

Ordering Diplomas

Information will be provided at a later date.

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 at the end of the spring semester and who do not have any financial obligations.
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, or upload form to Admissions/Registrar Dropbox.

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. 


Eligible Graduates

Graduation Plans:

Information will be provided at a later date.

Ordering Graduation Apparel:

Information will be provided at a later date.

Wearing of Graduation Apparel:

Information will be provided at a later date.

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

SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY:

Friday, May 13, 2022
Information will be provided at a later date.

  1. ASSEMBLY ORDER for GRADUATES (Information available at a later date)
  2. GRADUATION LIST (Information available at a later date)
  3. GRADUATION LINEUP (Information available at a later date)
  4. GRADUATE DIRECTIONS (Information available at a later date)

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Information available at a later date.

PRINTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Information available at a later date.


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

Registrar

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