Take These Steps to Obtain your Degree or Certificate

Are you ready to graduate? We’ll take you through the process, from applying for graduation to receiving your diploma. See how to submit your graduation application below.

Carteret CC’s Registrar’s Office also identifies potential graduation candidates during the semester. The college will email you if you have been identified in this process. If you have not heard from the Registrar’s Office and believe you have completed all of your degree requirements, please complete the graduation application to have your records reviewed.

Steps to Graduation

If you are a 2025 spring or summer completer you must Apply for Graduation by April 11, 2025 to be eligible to walk in the May 9, 2025 graduation ceremony.

NOTE- December 2024 graduates MAY walk in the graduation ceremony on May 9, 2025 by completing the Fall 2024 Completion Application, which can be obtained at the Registrar’s Office. Completed forms are due by April 11, 2025 and may be emailed to [email protected] or hand delivered to the Registrar Office in the McGee Building, Office 119.

Applications received after the deadline are processed for the following semester.

Graduation Deadlines

If you plan to graduate in… Your graduation application is due by…
December December 1
May April 11

To be eligible for graduation with your associate degree, diploma, or certificate, you must:

  • Complete all required coursework
  • Earn a 2.0 major GPA both in the program and overall
  • Complete a minimum of 25% of the program of study’s total semester hours at Carteret CC.
*Program specific requirements may apply

If you are a 2025 spring or summer completer you must complete the graduation application by April 11, 2025 to be eligible to walk in the May 9, 2025 graduation ceremony.

To apply for graduation follow the steps below:

  1. Login and Apply through Carteret Compass
  2. Click on the Graduation Overview tab
  3. Select your program and answer the questions
  4. Students are required to complete the graduation survey under the Graduation Overview tab

Congratulations, you have successfully applied for graduation! The Registrar’s Office will audit your record and alert you to the findings. You will receive an email that indicates one of the following statuses.

CarteretCC holds a commencement ceremony in May. Students who graduate in December the semester prior are invited to the May ceremony by completing the Fall Completion Application, which can be acquired from the Registrar’s Office.

Please review the commencement webpage for important details.

Diplomas may be picked up fifteen (15) business days after the semester ends from the Registrar’s Office in McGee Room 119. Diplomas that are not picked up within sixty (60) days will be mailed to the graduate’s address on file.

Important: Confirm and update your mailing address through Carteret Compass.

Application/Official Degree Audit Statuses

Status Explanation
All requirements met You have completed all requirements necessary to graduate.
Pending requirements Upon successfully completing your current enrollment, you will complete all requirements necessary to graduate.
Not all requirements have been met You must complete additional courses in order to graduate.