Graduation

Graduate

Graduate

Congratulations on your achievements! The final step to your academic journey is to graduate.

You are eligible to apply for graduation once you have registered for your final program requirements.

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Determine your eligibility 


If you:

  • Are registered in your final semester; and
  • Will meet all the requirements for your declared program after you successfully complete the courses you are registered in.

Then you are eligible to apply for graduation. In order to officially graduate you must submit an Application for Graduation. Students must submit an application for graduation regardless of their intent to attend a graduation ceremony.

If you are unsure about any of the above contact your Student Success Advisor (SSA).
 

If you complete your final ϼ courses during the:Your graduation ceremony will be:Your program completion will be:Application Deadline
Winter Semester
(Jan - Apr 2024)
Summer Graduation Ceremony (June 2024)

Grade Deadline: April 30, 2024

Program Completion Letters available by May 20th, 2024 (after the grade deadline for eligible students)

Applications open

January 15, 2024

Applications close

March 31, 2024

Fall Semester
(Sept - Dec 2024)
Winter Graduation Ceremony (February 2025)

Grade Deadline: December 21, 2024

Program Completion Letters available by January 22, 2025 (after the grade deadline for eligible students)

Applications open

July 15, 2024

Applications close

November 30, 2024

Summer Semester
(May - Aug 2024)
Winter Graduation Ceremony (February 2025)

Grade Deadline: August 22, 2024

Program Completion Letters available by September 2024 for students who apply before the grade deadline (after the grade deadline for eligible students)

Applications open

July 15, 2024

Applications close

November 30, 2024

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Before you Apply


  1. Ensure you are admitted into the program you wish to graduate from.
    • If you are not in the program you wish to graduate from, you will need to declare your program. Please fill out the Program Declaration Form.
  2. Check myPath to ensure there are no outstanding requirements.
  3. Check the Program Course and Catalogue to ensure all program requirements have been completed.
  4. Connect with your Student Success Advisor (SSA) to confirm you meet all the requirements.

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How to apply


  1. Log in to  → Personal Information and make sure your Name and Address are correct.
  2. Under Student Records, select 'Apply to Graduate'.
  3. Complete the online application form in full and submit.
  4. Submit any additional documents required for your program to grad@douglascollege.ca (e.g. first aid documents, work hours).

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After applying for graduation


The Graduation Team will assess your application and approve your graduation application status if you have met your program requirements.  Approval decisions should be made by mid-May for Summer graduation, and mid-January for Winter graduation. Once approved, you will be able to download your Program Completion Letter confirming the awarding of your credential. 

This is what you can expect after applying to graduate: 

1. Apply to GraduateStudents apply for graduation DURING their last semester of study. 
2. First Check and ReviewA first evaluation of the student's graduation application will happen before final grades are posted. 
3. Grade DeadlineFinal grades are updated on a student's record.
4. Final Check and ReviewA final evaluation will take place after the final grade deadline.
5. Program Completion Letter is DownloadableStudents eligible for graduation will be eligible to download their program completion letter. For more information see below. 
6. Credential Parchment Receive at CeremonyStudents will receive their physical credential at the graduation ceremony.

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Your Credentials 


The name on your official student account will be the name printed on your credential (including first, middle, and last names). If you need to update your name, please complete the Name Change Request form under Forms.The following information is included in your credentials.

Information included in your credentialsFull Name (first, middle, last)Student ID Number Date IncludedProgram Area/MajorMinorsConcentrations or Specializations
Program Completion Letters (Domestic Students)Month, Day, Year of letter issued date, semester completion, AND Month, Year of graduation ceremony.  
Program Completion Letters (International Students)Month, Day, Year of letter issued date, semester completion, AND Month, Year of graduation ceremony.  
Official Degree Parchments/Credentials Month, Year of graduation ceremony  
Official TranscriptsDay, Month, and Year of graduation ceremony

 

In addition to above, Program Completion Letters for International Students will include ϼ's DLI number, level of study, and program length.

Your credential will be awarded to you at the Graduation Ceremonies. If you are not attending the Graduation Ceremonies, you can pick up your credentials at Enrolment Services, New Westminster Campus a week after the ceremonies conclude. All credentials that were not picked up will be mailed out to student's mailing address on file in myAccount at the end of February (for Winter Graduation) and end of June (for Summer Graduation). 

Duplicate credentials may be mailed or picked up on campus at Enrolment Services depending on student's preference.

Please note, credentials will not be released if fees are owed to the College.

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How to Download your Program Completion Letter


Program completion letters are available to download in your myAccount after you have completed all of your program’s graduation requirements; this includes non-academic requirements, final grades for all your courses, and adherence to institutional policies (i.e. Credentials Awarded Policy). Please note, your graduation application will need to be fully reviewed by the Graduation department before your status will be updated to "complete - ready to grad". 

To view your graduation application status:

  1. Log into myAccount
    • myAccount Student Records
  2. Click on “View Application to Graduate”
    • myAccount View Graduation Application

  3. Ensure Graduation Status is Complete – ready to grad.
    • myAccount Grad Application Status

To print your program completion letter:

  1. Log into myAccount Click on “View/Print Documents & Letters" 
    • myAccount View/Print Documents & Letters
  2. Select your final semester and Program Completion Letter for the drop down. Hit print and your Program Completion Letter will be generated. 
    • myAccount Print Letters Screen

The program completion letter includes the following information:
Full name, Student ID Number, ϼ's DLI number, letter issued date, completion date, convocation month and year, program area/major, and credential definition (credits required, level of study and program length).

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Deadlines

 Deadlines

 WINTER 2025 GRADUATION CEREMONIES
July 15, 2024Applications to graduate in the Winter 2025 Ceremony opens. Applications are accessible via your myAccount. 
August 22, 2024Grade deadline for Summer semester courses. Grades due at 9:00am for classes with a final exam.
September, 2024Eligible students who have applied before the grade deadline and have taken their final course in the Summer semester can expect a Program Completion Letter in September. Program Completion Letters will be available to download off myAccount. All graduation requirements must be met to download the Program Completion Letter.
November 30, 2024Winter 2025 (February) Graduation Ceremony applications close
December 21, 2024Grade deadline for Fall semester courses. Grades due at 9:00am for classes with a final exam. 
January 15, 2025Deadline to submit any changes to graduation applications for the Winter 2025 graduation ceremony (cancelling application, name changes, etc).
By January 22, 2025Students completing courses in the Fall semester can expect their Program Completion Letters will be available to download off myAccount. All graduation requirements must be met to download the Program Completion Letter.
February 18-21, 2025Winter Graduation ceremonies
 SUMMER 2024 GRADUATION CEREMONIES
January 15, 2024Applications to graduate in the Summer 2024 Ceremony opens. Applications are accessible via your myAccount. 
March 31, 2024Summer 2024 (June) Graduation Ceremony applications close
April 30, 2024Grade deadline for Winter semester courses. Grades due at 9:00am for classes with a final exam.
May 13, 2024Deadline to submit any changes to graduation applications for the Winter 2024 graduation ceremony (cancelling application, name changes, etc).
By May 20, 2024Students completing courses in the Winter semester can expect their Program Completion Letters will be available to download off myAccount. All graduation requirements must be met to download the Program Completion Letter.
June 17-21, 2024Summer Graduation ceremonies
FAQ

Review frequently asked questions below about ϼ graduation.

Graduation General

You can apply for graduation when you have registered in your final program requirements. It is recommended that you meet with your Student Success Advisor to ensure you are on track for graduation.

Students can apply for Winter (February) graduation from July 15th to November 30th, and for Summer (June) graduation from January 15th to March 31st.  

1. Ensure you are in the correct Program, and that all specializations, minors, coops are declared.

2. Log in to myAccount.

3. Under Student Records, select 'Apply to Graduate'.

4. Under Graduation Date, select the applicable Graduation Term.

5. Complete the online application form in full and submit it.

Course substitution is a course(s) that is used to replace another mandatory course(s) in your program. All substitutions must be approved by your Program Chair/Program Coordinator prior to you taking them. If you are approved for a course substitution, ensure that your Program Chair/Coordinator forward that approval to the Graduation department (grad@douglascollege.ca). On top of that, request your Program Chair/Coordinator to enter a note in your myPath to show the approval. 

Students are required to submit an application to graduate in order to receive a Program Completion Letter, in accordance to the Credentials Awarded Policy. Apply for graduation according to the application deadline to receive your letter on time. Graduation / Completion letters are automatically issued to all graduating students within 4 weeks after the exam period ends. Graduation letters cannot be issued early. International students who miss the graduation application deadline must contact ϼ International Office immediately.

The processing time for Duplicate Credential Requests is 4 weeks. Please note ϼ is not responsible for lost mail or delays in shipping.

Students are not able to receive credentials prior to their conferral date. You will receive your credential at your respective graduation ceremony, or after for those who do not attend.

You can update your mailing address and phone number in myAccount, under Personal Information.

If you would like to update your name, you will need to complete a Name Change Request and submit to Enrolment Services.

Credential

Please email us at grad@douglascollege.ca so we can address this for you.

  1. Check your address on MyAccount. We would have sent it to the address on file when you applied for graduation, unless you told us otherwise that the address was updated.
  2. Send us an email at grad@douglascollege.ca for your tracking number and assistance.

Credentials are given at the graduation ceremony. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, you can pick up your credentials at Enrolment Services, New Westminster Campus a week after the ceremonies conclude.

All credentials that were not picked up will be mailed out to student's mailing address on file in myAccount at the end of February (for Winter Graduation) and end of June (for Summer Graduation). 

Duplicate credentials may be mailed or picked up on campus at Enrolment Services depending on student's preference.

Graduation Application

You can track the progress of your application through myAccount.

1. Login to myAccount

2. Go to Student Records

3. Go to View Application to Graduate

4. Under Graduation Information, check Graduation Status.

 

The fastest way to check the status of your application is on myAccount. Emailing the Graduation department will not provide a quicker answer.

The processing time can take up to 6 weeks from the date you apply for graduation. At the time of review, your graduation application status will be updated in myAccount and any notes regarding graduation will be in myPath.

Please email the Graduation department at grad@douglascollege.ca

myPath

If all of your program requirements are completed but your program/concentration/specialization is incorrect in your myAccount, please email grad@douglascollege.ca prior to completing your application. If you have not been declared in the correct program you wish to graduate from, please fill out the Program Declaration Form.

You will not be able to apply for Graduation if you have a financial hold due to an outstanding balance on your account. Please settle this before proceeding.

Learn more about paying your fees /current-students/enrolment-services/fees-and-related-information/paying-your-fees

Graduation Photos

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