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Graduation Application and Graduation Fee

All students who apply to graduate for either the spring or summer 2016 term will be eligible to walk in the May 2016 ceremonies.  Be sure to apply to graduate for the term in which you will complete all requirements for your degree and apply before the deadline. For information concerning recognition for Latin Honors at commencement click here:  Latin Honors

Graduation Application

Seniors completing their requirements to graduate in the spring term who missed the Feb. 1st deadline to apply online should contact for a paper Late Spring 2016 graduation application.   Only apply if you are certain you will complete all of your requirements by the end of the spring term.  If you intend to take coursework in the summer* to complete your graduation requirements you should apply to graduate for the summer term.   See your academic advisor for assistance to ensure you apply for the correct term.

Seniors who will complete their graduation requirements in the summer* 2016 term can apply online Feb. 8 – March 15 via their MyCharleston account.  Click here for instructions:  Graduation Application.   After March 15th a late paper form will be required.           *summer term includes Maymester and all summer sessions

You must be properly declared for your program of study before you submit your Graduation Application.  Make any needed adjustments via POSM before applying.   If you attempt to apply on line and receive an error, (such as a “no curricula” message) send an email to to receive assistance.


  • Spring term:     December 22, 2015  -- February 1, 2016 (after Feb. 1st  paper form required/$25 late fee added)
  • Summer term:  February 8, 2016      -- March 15, 2016    (after Mar. 15th paper form required/$25 late fee added).

*** Dates subject to change without notice ***

Important: Before you can submit your graduation application, you will be directed to acknowledge you have read, and agree to abide by, the College’s “Graduation Drug & Alcohol Policy” (GDAP). You must sign off on this regardless of your intent to participate in the ceremony. You MUST return to the application AFTER you submit the GDAP.

APPLICATION CONFIRMATION:  Students who apply to graduate will not receive a confirmation email.  Students may check to ensure their application was successfully submitted by “viewing” their graduation application. Open MyCharleston-Academic Services tab / Banner Self-Service / Student / Student  Records / View Application to Graduate—check for an active application.  After applying to graduate initially, any needed changes to the program of study, expected graduation term or diploma mailing address must be made using the Graduation Update form.

Graduation status notification emails will be sent exclusively to the college-issued email account after the withdrawal period.  Click the link for more information.

***Please be advised, participation in a ceremony does not equal graduation. Students must meet all graduation requirements before a degree is conferred and the diploma awarded.***

Graduation Fee

All students who apply to graduate will be charged a $25.00 graduation application fee.  Click this link for information regarding the Graduation fee:  Graduation Fee


*** Dates subject to change without notice ***