Commencement: June 14, 2013, 6:30 PM
Graduationis when a student is awarded a certificate or degree once they have satisfied all certificate or degree requirements as verified by Student Services. After the verification process, the certificate or diploma is printed, mailed and posted to the student’s TBCC/PCC record. The mailing and posting process for certificates and diplomas usually takes 6 to 8 weeks after Spring term. This is handled at PCC.
Commencementis a ceremony that allows students, family and friends to celebrate in the student’s academic accomplishments. Participation in the ceremony does not mean the student has graduated and students do not receive official certificates or diplomas at the ceremony.
Students at Tillamook Bay Community College/ Portland Community College will receive degrees and/or certificates upon completion of requirements for the student's recorded program of study. Opting out of an institutional award requires contacting Student Services at 503-842-8222. Multiple credentials may be institutionally awarded within a student's program of study.
Steps to Graduation1) Declare your program of study.
2) Complete requirements as published in the academic catalog you are following
3) Degree evaluation
4) Degree awarded
Academic Catalog RequirementsYou may meet the requirements in the PCC Catalog that was current when you earned your first credit(s) at PCC, or you may choose to meet the requirements of a later catalog, as long as one or more credits is earned each academic year since that catalog was published. If GRAD Plan does not reflect the academic catalog requirements you are following, please contact Student Records.
An edition of the catalog is valid for six academic years. For example, a catalog that takes effect fall term 2010 is valid through summer term 2016. However, some programs may impose shorter time limits on accepting credits for degree or certificate requirements. All degrees require basic competencies of math and English.
If you would like free graduation announcements, stop by Student Services to see a sample, and discuss options. Click here for a picture sample of Cover. Click here for a picture sample of inside.
For further information, contact Student Services Office at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100