Apply to receive your degree or certificate.
In two easy steps, prepare to earn your degree or certificate at FRCC.
Remember, if you don't complete an application, you may not be awarded your diploma.
Step 1: Complete an Application
To make sure your application is processed, be sure to submit it by the deadline in the semester you're finishing classes for your degree or certificate. An application submitted after the deadline may need to be processed in the following term.
- Spring semester: April 1 (or by March 1 to have your name in the Commencement publication)
- Summer semester: July 1
- Fall semester: November 1
If you're using Financial Aid, check with a Financial Aid Advisor about finishing your program.
If your legal name has changed, please update your records by filling out a Personal Information Change Request form in eWOLF located under Student Resources > Student Forms.
Step 2: Confirm Your Credits
To avoid surprises, use DegreeCheck (inside eWOLF) every semester to make sure you have all the credits you need. Contact your Pathway Advisor with questions.
To transfer in credits to your FRCC degree or certificate:
- Complete the online Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form.
- Have the other school mail or email your official transcript directly to FRCC (no hand deliveries). You will need to request an individual transcript from each school.
If you have received credit for prior learning, you also need to turn in the approval forms by the application deadlines above.
Optional: Attend Spring Commencement
The commencement ceremony is your time to celebrate your accomplishment! You’ll wear a cap and gown, walk alongside your classmates, and move the tassel on your cap from right to left.
Commencement happens each May and includes students who are completing a degree or certificate during the current spring semester, or who have completed a degree or certificate during the previous summer or fall semesters.
Watch your FRCC student email account for commencement ceremony information around the first week of April. We send information to all students who have completed a degree or certificate in summer or fall and to students who have submitted a spring application.
See the commencement details for your campus: