Graduation Information

You should apply for graduation once you have enrolled in the final courses you need for your degree or certificate.

Even if you have finished your official program of study, filling out the application for graduation is the only way to ensure you receive your certificate or diploma.

This form informs Dallas College when you will be completing your degree or certificate and how you would like your name to appear on your diploma or certificate of completion.

If you have met all TSI requirements, degree/certificate and graduation requirements (including up-to-date copies of transcripts from all colleges attended outside of Dallas College), you will be awarded your degree or certificate of completion at the end of the appropriate term.

If you plan to continue taking courses at any Dallas College campus after you complete your degree and you wish to receive financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.

For more detailed information about degree and certificate requirements for graduation, see the catalog.

Note: Dallas College may graduate current and former students who have met graduation requirements with or without the student’s permission.

Campus Contact Information

Congratulations! You are nearing the completion of your certificate or degree, so now is the time to make sure you have everything ready.

Step 1: Official Program of Study Audit

Your program of study audit is your path to completion and graduation. You have access to this road map 24 hours a day through eConnect. You, the student, have the ultimate responsibility to select and register for courses meeting your graduation requirements. Please check your program of study audit every semester and meet with an advisor to make sure you are on track for graduation.

Request a Program of Study Audit

Step 2: Graduation/Degree Completion

Applying for graduation is not the same as registering to take part in commencement. It means you believe you have completed all the courses within your program of study audit or certificate program and want to have that credential awarded. Degree auditors review your transcripts and academic record to ensure that you do meet the requirements and will then award you the credential (and it may be more than one) that you have earned.

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Apply for a Diploma/Certificate

Brookhaven Advising Center/Degree Audit

Visit Us

  • Student Services Center, S-113
  • Brookhaven
    3939 Valley View Lane
    Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Have you submitted your graduation application? In order for your name to appear in the program, graduation applications must be received in the Admissions Office in advance of the ceremony. You may pick up the application from the Admissions Office in Building L or send a request to cvcda@dcccd.edu.

Please check back here for additional information as it becomes available, including important dates and times for Spring 2021 graduation.

To receive a diploma or certificate, you must complete an Application for Graduation and submit it to the Admissions Office (A-169). You should apply for graduation when you are enrolled in the last course required for your degree.

If you plan to continue taking courses after you complete your degree and you wish to receive financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.

Diplomas and certificates are awarded at the end of the Fall semester, Spring semester (which includes Winter term) and Summer semester (which includes May term). It will take several weeks after a semester ends to process all of the applications. We will send an email when your degree or certificate has been awarded and your certificate or diploma is ready to be picked up at the Admissions Office (A-169).

You should apply for graduation one semester before you complete all your required courses. Check with the Admissions/Registrar'​s Office for the deadline for applying.

Questions? Please visit the Admissions/Registrar’s Office windows or call 214-860-8600.

Diplomas and Certificates

Diplomas and certificates are awarded after the end of the Fall semester, Spring semester (which includes Wintermester classes) and Summer semester (which includes Maymester classes). We will email you when your diploma is available to be picked up or mailed. Because we conduct all communication through email, it is very important you keep your email address updated with the Degree Audit Office. To update your email address, please email us with Change of Email Address in the subject line.

Reverse Transfer

If you are a previous North Lake student who later transferred to another college/university, you may be eligible for reverse transfer. If you did not complete requirements at North Lake but later took those courses at other colleges/universities, we may be able to offer you a degree or certificate. If you’d like to see if you can earn a degree/certificate from North Lake using reverse transfer, please send us an official copy of your transcripts and we will conduct an audit.

Please mail them to this address:
North Lake Campus, Dallas College
Degree Audit
Attn: Reverse Transfer
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038

If you have any questions, please email us with Reverse Transfer in the subject line.

Contact Us

Visit Us

  • A Building​, A-405
  • North Lake
    5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
    Irving, TX 75038

Office Hours

  • Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun: Closed

Visit Us

  • Thunderduck Hall, T-170
  • Richland
    12800 Abrams Road
    Dallas, TX 75243

Call or Email Us

Office Hours

  • Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun: Closed

Diplomas and Certificates

Applying for graduation is not the same as registering to take part in commencement. You should have an Application for Certificate or Diploma form on file in our office in order to be awarded your certificate or degree. You can submit your Application for Certificate or Diploma online using the Graduation Application.