Application for Certificate or Degree

Prior to applying for graduation, students should meet with an academic advisor in Advising and Testing or their faculty advisor to ensure that they are close to graduating. When students have verified that they are close to graduating, they must file an application for graduation. Once students have applied, their application will undergo an audit to see if they have completed all the necessary coursework. Degrees and certificates will be granted during the semester in which the final requirements are completed. Students need to apply for graduation by the published deadlines. The application for graduation and deadlines can be found at


Mid-way through the Fall and Spring semesters, the Records Office will research records of students who have attended PPCC in the previous three semesters to identify and automatically award those who are determined to be eligible for a degree or certificate based on courses taken at PPCC. Awards will be posted at the end of the semester.