Graduation Requirements

Graduation – The process of being awarded a degree or certificate. To be awarded a degree or certificate, candidates must meet with their faculty advisor, have a degree or certificate audit completed and must apply for graduation and meet all degree or certificate requirements. Graduation occurs three times in the academic year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Students should begin planning for graduation early by meeting with an NLC Advisor to verify your date of completion.

Apply for Graduation is Easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Meet with an NLC Advisor for a degree or certificate audit.
  2. Complete Graduation paper application.  Apply online on ACES. Click here to learn how to apply for graduation using your ACES account.
  3. Bring your Graduation paper application to the Student Commons Building, Room 101.


You Must Meet the Requirements

To be awarded an Associate Degree or Certificate students must:

  • Must complete all required courses and semester credit hours for the specific degree or certificate.
  • Must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework completed at the Alamo Colleges District (excluding developmental-level coursework) as well as courses successfully completed at all other colleges and universities that apply to the student’s degree or certificate program at the Alamo Colleges.
  • Must submit official transcripts of all coursework attempted at other colleges and universities.
  • Must earn a grade of “C” or better for all degree requirements for the technical program major in Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate programs
  • Must complete a minimum of 25% of coursework at the College granting the degree or certificate.