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Clearance Process & Diplomas

Commencement Attire

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak LCC has determined that the institutions commencement ceremonies will be postponed to a later date. Communication regarding the rescheduling of the ceremony will be forthcoming.

  • All students must fill out an Application for Degree and submit it to the Office of the Registrar along with your Graduation Clearance Form.

  • Students will be required to pay the $15 graduation fee to process and order your diploma when the Graduation Clearance Form is submitted. This fee cannot be charged to your student account.

  • The name listed on your Application for Degree will be used for the commencement program and printed on your diploma. If you prefer to not be listed in the commencement program, please contact us at

  • The Office of the Registrar will not delay any degree-awarding procedures. This process will proceed as normal as long as students have met all graduation requirements for their award(s).

  • You will NOT receive your diploma at the commencement ceremony, but you will receive a diploma cover.

  • Diplomas will be mailed to the address provided on the Application for Degree. Your diploma will be available six to eight weeks after the semester ends.

  • Students who graduated the preceding Fall semester are already cleared to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. No further clearance is required.

  • If you have questions regarding your diploma/certificate contact the Office of the Registrar at or 505-454-2548.