Each student seeking an associate degree or a certificate of achievement is required to submit a completed application for graduation to the admissions and records office.
- Fall Semester: November 1
- Spring Semester: April 1
- Summer Semester: June 1
If the first of the month falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following Monday. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered for the next semester. Applications must be received by April 1 in order for graduates' names to be printed in the commencement program.
All graduates must have completed a minimum of 15 credits in residence at Truckee Meadows Community College for each degree pursued. (Challenge examinations, nontraditional credit, etc. do not count as resident credit.) This applies to all associate degrees and certificates of achievement.
Students may continue to graduate under the degree requirements for the year in which they: initially enrolled at TMCC in classes other than Community Services courses; officially declared a major at the admissions and records office; will graduate. If a degree or emphasis is offered for the first time after a student has enrolled, the student may choose the catalog year in which the degree or emphasis was first offered. The catalog must not be older than six years. For specific details, please see a counselor.
Your primary name will be printed on your diploma. To change your primary name, go to the Admissions and Records Documents and Forms web page and select "Request to Change Personal Identification Data". Follow the instructions and submit the request by the last day of your graduation semester. Your graduation application will be reviewed and you will be notified of your graduation status in the Communication Center in MyTMCC and by email to your preferred email address.
Your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address you have entered in MyTMCC. Address information must be updated in MyTMCC by the last day of your graduation term. Neither official transcripts nor diplomas will be released to students who have an outstanding balance at TMCC.
Diplomas are generally mailed 8-10 weeks after the last day of the term, but your degree will be posted on your transcript much sooner. The official transcript is the document of record for employment and educational purposes. As soon as your degree has been posted, you may order official transcripts.
All graduating students are encouraged to participate in commencement exercises held at the close of the spring semester each year. At that time, all associate degrees and certificates of achievement are conferred upon, fall, spring and summer graduates for the year. Applicants for graduation will be sent information on commencement ceremonies in the spring semester.
For more information, please see our steps to graduate.