Let us be the first to congratulate you on your upcoming graduation! Graduation Requirements 

Here’s how to prepare for graduation*:

Step 1:
At least one semester before you graduate log in to eWOLF and look at your Degree Check (located on your Student Tab / My Student Information). Degree Check is an online degree audit system. See instructions for Degree Check. If you have questions please see an Academic Advisor.

Step 2:
If you have credit from another institution that you wish to apply toward your program of study at FRCC, complete a transfer credit evaluation request form by the graduation deadline for the term in which you wish to graduate and request that official transcripts from other institutions be mailed directly to FRCC. (Official transcripts by definition are mailed from one school to another. FRCC cannot accept transcripts that are hand-delivered.) Submit this form to the Admissions and Records Office at your campus. If you have approved credit for prior learning, the approval forms must also be submitted by the graduation application deadline.

Step 3:
Apply for graduation by the Add/Drop deadline for the term in which you wish to graduate. Note that:

  • The name you request to be printed on your diploma must match college records. To update your records, complete the demographic change form
  • The certificate/degree program on your graduation application must match your declared major. Refer to the catalog or log in to eWOLF to see your declared major.
  • A separate graduation application is required for each certificate/degree.
  • The CAAP exam is no longer required to receive a degree/certificate.


Commencement is the ceremony in which your degree and/or certificate is conferred at the end of the academic year. Caps and gowns are worn by students, and after all degrees and certificates have been conferred, students move the tassels on their caps from right to left. Attending commencement is optional, but highly recommended, since it is such a memorable and special event.

When is commencement?

Commencement is in May at the end of the spring semester. Students who graduate during the previous summer and fall semesters and the current spring semester are invited to participate in commencement.

Spring graduation applicants:

Commencement information will be sent to all students who have applied for graduation. Applicants will be notified of approval or disapproval approximately the first week of April, contingent upon successful completion of spring semester.

Visit the Campus Ceremonies pages for the Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, and Westminster Campus/Brighton Center graduation details.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed approximately eight weeks after the semester ends. Diplomas will not be issued to anyone has a hold on their account.


* Students may not earn a lower academic degree after a higher degree has been awarded. If requirements for multiple degrees are met during a single academic term or year, the lowest degree is awarded first, followed by the higher degree, and no lower academic degree can be awarded at any time in the future. The hierarchy of academic degrees, from high to low is A.S. Degree with Designation, A.S., A.A. Degree with Designation, A.A., A.A.S., and A.G.S. Multiple A.A.S. degrees may be earned if degree requirements for each degree are met. There is no limit to the number of credits that may be applied to more than one degree. See more information about general requirements for degrees and certificates.