Registrar's Office

Graduation Information

Steps to Apply for Graduation

  1. Complete Application: Download and complete a Application for Graduation ( This must be done whether or not you choose to participate in the ceremony. Be sure to list your name exactly as you want it to appear on your credential. ***Only the highest credential for which the student is eligible will be awarded in a given semester.
  2. Meet with your advisor for credential verification. Have your advisor sign your Application for Graduation and also have your advisor attach an evaluation or complete an Advising Sheet from your catalog and staple to your application. No forms will be accepted without an advisor's signature or without an advising sheet attached!
  3. Submit your Application for Graduation: Submit your application for graduation:
    • Chatham County:
    • Harnett County:
    • Lee County:
      • Michelle Coore
      • Graduation Coordinator, Registrars Office
      • (919) 718-7324
  4. Pay your graduation fees.
    • If you are participating in the May 2017 ceremony, the graduation fee is $18.
    • If you are not participating, there is not a graduation fee. (Your credential(s) will be mailed to you after graduation or you can stop by the Registrar's Office for pickup.)
    • Graduation fees can be paid at the following locations:
      • Chatham County:
        • Business Office
      • Harnett County:
        • Front Desk
      • Lee County:
        • Front Desk
  5. Send out Announcements: Graduation announcements are available in all three CCCC Bookstores.
  6. Graduation Day:
    • Graduates must be in their seats in the small auditorium by 8:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., & 2:15 p.m. for their respective ceremony at 9:00, 11:30 or 3:00. Honor cords and honor society stoles will be issued at that time, prior to the ceremony. Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates will be handed out immediately following the ceremony on the small auditorium stage. If you have any outstanding debts to the college, or overdue library materials your credential will be held.
  7. There will NOT be an August or December ceremony: If you complete your requirements in December or in August you can request a transcript or official letter stating that you earned your credentials. Credentials will be mailed within six to eight weeks of program completion. (Please contact the Registrar's Office or your advisor for more information on this.)