Graduation Information

Congratulations! You've worked hard here at NSC, and now it's time to get recognized. Before you put on your cap and gown at commencement, follow this checklist to ensure you are on the right track to getting your diploma.

When to Apply:

You must have an expected senior standing at the time of your application. In other words, your earned credits plus the credits you are currently enrolled in should equal 90 or more. This should occur approximately 2 academic semesters before your anticipated final semester.

  • Fall Graduation: Apply by May 1st
  • Summer/Spring Graduation: Apply by October 1st
  • To Attend Spring Commencement: Apply by October 1st; if application has already been submitted, attendance decision may be updated by or before April 9th. Failure to adhere to this deadline will result in the student's name not appearing in the program.

Application Instructions:

  1. Complete the application for graduation. Once you have applied, the $20 graduation fee will be placed on your student account. You may pay this fee along with any outstanding tuition or fees through your myNSC Student Center by clicking Make a Payment.
  2. Make an appointment with your academic advisor to make plans to complete any outstanding requirements by the end of your graduating semester. You may also review your Academic Requirements Report under "My Academics" in myNSC.
  3. Prepare for Commencement.
  4. Requirements for Graduation.

Important Note:

Final evaluations and degree postings are completed at the end of each semester. Mid-semester degree postings are not available.

If you do not anticipate completing your degree requirements in the semester you applied for you must submit a completed "Graduation Update Notification" E-Form


Diplomas are ordered once all semester grades have been posted, remaining transcripts have been submitted and entered, and degrees have been posted to the student account. Diplomas will be mailed to graduates from the vendor approximately 12 weeks after they are ordered. Students should assure that their address is accurate with the Office of the Registrar, as diplomas are mailed to the current address on record. Students with outstanding financial obligations will not receive their diploma until all such obligations have been met. Please note that we do not automatically send transcripts to outside agencies, such as licensing boards. A transcript request must be submitted along with the proper fees.