FRCC Graduates at Commencement

Applying to Graduate

You're finishing your classes and are ready to graduate.  The first step is to apply to receive your degree or certificate. 

The process is a simple one and, remember, completing an application is required for you to be awarded your diploma.

Priority Deadline

Apply for your degree or certificate by November 1, 2021.  If you don't apply, you may not receive your diploma.

How to Apply

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.

Application Deadlines:

  • 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.

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:

  1. Complete the online Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form.
  2. 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.

The commencement ceremony is your time to celebrate your accomplishments! 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 in 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:

Congratulations 2020 and 2021 Graduates!

Commencement looked a little different this year, but we that didn't stop the celebration.  Congratulations to all of our 2020 and 2021 graduates!  Get more information on commencement ceremonies for each campus:

Need a Replacement Diploma? 

Lost your previously awarded diploma? Order a replacement diploma for a certificate or degree that you have previously been awarded. 
There is a $25 reprint fee. Once your payment is received, your duplicate diploma can take a few weeks to be printed and arrive in the mail.  

Please note that any diplomas awarded over 1 year ago will have a statement on the replacement diploma indicating when the diploma was originally awarded and when the replacement was issued. 
Need immediate proof of your certificate or degree? Order a transcript, which can be emailed to you in the same day for $3. 

Questions About Graduation Requirements?

Contact one of our Graduation Evaluators

Leysa Brown
303-404-5454 | Email

Sheena Martin
303-404-5282 | Email

Questions about Graduation Ceremonies?

For questions about graduation ceremonies or registration, we're here to help.

Boulder County Campus

Kezia Grenda
303-678-3621 | Email

Larimer Campus

Tanae Peninger
970-204-8105 │Email

Westminster Campus/Brighton Center

Annette Ward
303-404-5424 │ Email

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