Students must submit an application for graduation to the Admissions and Records Office by the published deadline. Students should consult with their academic advisor prior to submitting the graduation application. Graduation applications may be obtained online or from the Admissions and Records Office.
Summer – June 3
Fall - August 30
Spring – November 1
Students may elect to graduate in accordance with the degree requirements as recorded in the catalog that is current at the time of their first registration or any subsequent edition, except that any catalog chosen must not be more than six years old. Students must notify the Admissions and Records Office of their catalog choice prior to applying for graduation.
Physical Education Requirements
The physical education requirements for the degree and certificate programs may be waived for veterans, and the college may substitute other credits to satisfy the total credit requirement of the veteran’s curriculum.
Second Degree or Certificate
In awarding students an additional degree or certificate, the college may grant credit for all previously completed applicable courses which are requirements of the additional degree or certificate. However, the awards must differ from one another by at least 25% of the credits.
A student who has fulfilled the requirements for graduation is eligible for graduation honors. Honors are based on overall scholastic achievements and are recorded on the student’s transcript as follows:
3.2 Cum laude (with honor)
3.5 Magna cum laude (with high honor)
3.8 Summa cum laude (with highest honor)
Outcomes and Assessments
Students may be required to complete testing, survey, questionnaire or other assessment activities designed to measure general education achievement and/or achievement in selected major areas prior to graduation, for the purpose of evaluation of academic programs. No minimum score or level of achievement is required for graduation. Assessment results will remain confidential and will be used for the sole purpose of improvement of the College.
Rappahannock Community College has one formal commencement ceremony each year for students completing curricula. All graduates are expected to participate in this formal commencement.
Duplicate Diploma Requests
To obtain a duplicate diploma, please complete the Duplicate Diploma Request Form and submit to the Admissions and Records Office on either campus. There is a $10 fee for each duplicate diploma requested.