Graduation applications now accepted online through MyTNCC
Steps to Graduation
- Submit your graduation application online through MyTNCC by clicking this link. Next, sign into MyTNCC and click SIS. Then select Academic Records and click “Apply for Graduation”.
- Graduation applications are sent to Academic Divisions for approval
- You will be notified of your application status via mail
- Updates regarding graduation will be communicated via your Thomas Nelson email account
- Summer - June 1
- Fall - October 1
- Spring - March 1
You must complete all program requirements and elective courses required as specified in the college catalog for that curriculum. The catalog used to determine graduation requirements is the one in effect at the time of the student’s acceptance into a curriculum, or any subsequent catalog as selected by the student. However, you may not choose a catalog more than seven years from the date of graduation.
If you have transferred credits from other colleges, make sure that you have completed 25% of your credit hours at Thomas Nelson.
You must earn a grade point average of at least 2.0 in your curriculum. Honor eligibility is based on your cumulative grade point average.
If you plan to substitute a course for another course, you will need to complete a Course Substitution Form available in the Office of Enrollment Services or from your Academic Division Office.
There is no application fee. If a student files for graduation, but does not graduate, the student must resubmit another graduation application for a later graduation date.
Each student will receive notification by mail concerning the results of their graduation application review in approximately 10 to 12 weeks.
Distributions of Degrees, Certificates, and Career Studies Certificates
In approximately 10 weeks after each semester ends, the graduate will receive a notice via their VCCS email notifying them when their degree or certificate will be mailed.
Please make sure we have the correct address on file for you by checking your Student Center in MyTNCC. If you need to update your mailing address, login to MyTNCC, click “SIS” and then choose “Student Center”. Scroll to the bottom and click the link to “Edit or Update My Address”.
All obligations with Thomas Nelson must be cleared before degrees and certificates can be mailed.
Thomas Nelson Community College has one formal commencement ceremony in May. Each summer and fall graduate, as well as spring graduate candidates will receive a notification letter at their home address and via their VCCS e-mail account in April concerning commencement, caps and gowns, invitations, and class rings. Students should ensure their mailing address on file is up-to-date and that they are checking their VCCS e-mail account frequently for updates.
Graduation regalia can be purchased during the month of April in the Follett Bookstore. The Bookstore personnel will make sure you get the appropriate cap, gown, and tassel for your degree or certificate program(s).