Congratulations! If you are graduating at the end of the current term then you are now ready to start the graduation process. The following is a step-by-step list of items you must complete to be a candidate for graduation, order your diploma and clear campus.
Step 1: Visit with your faculty advisor about graduation during the early registration process of your last semester. Upon approval from your faculty advisor, complete the online Application for Graduation.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed. If you cannot complete the above online, please see your campus Admissions and Records Office for assistance.
Step 2: Review your Program Evaluation (degree plan). If you see that you have missing courses, transfer work is not reflected or you know of any course substitutions, contact your faculty advisor or the Admissions & Records office immediately.
Step 3: You will need to purchase your graduation cap, gown, and tassel. You can order your graduation regalia through:
Tex-Books & More (TSTC Bookstore) 325.235.7402 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be able to purchase your regalia through the bookstore up to the day of graduation!
online at Jostens. You can also order a class ring, diploma frames invitations online at Jostens. Jostens must receive all orders at least 3 weeks prior to graduation and there is an extra charge for rush orders.
Step 4: If you are a candidate for graduation, you may participate in the Commencement Ceremony at the end of your last semester. All candidates who participate in the graduation ceremony are required to wear the designated TSTC graduation regalia, cap, gown and tassel.
The ceremonies will be held at the Abilene Civic Center, 1100 North 6th, Abilene, Tx. Make sure to check IMPORTANT DATES for more information.
Step 5: Upon completion of all requirements for graduation, you will receive the appropriate diploma by mail. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not confer the graduate. Should you incur an impound status or fail to complete the graduation requirements, you will be notified by letter or email from the office of Admissions and Records for TSTC West Texas.