About Southwestern Graduation

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Students earning an Associates degree or a Certificate of Completion from Southwestern Oregon Community College must submit an application for graduation. The application for degree or certificate is available in the lobby of Dellwood Hall or online at Official transcripts from accredited colleges and universities previously attended that apply toward a Southwestern degree or certificate must be on file with the Transcript Evaluator. All course work from other colleges will be included in the cumulative GPA regardless of applicability to current course work. The cumulative GPA, including transfer work, is used to determine eligibility for graduation honors. Final approval of the Application for a Degree or Certificate is given only after grades have been posted for the last term’s work. Degrees or certificates are mailed to the students following this process and may take two to three months to receive.

Advisors are available to assist students in selecting course work that applies to the degree or certificate, but students have final responsibility for satisfying graduation requirements.

The graduation ceremony is held annually in June. The process above must be completed to be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

A valedictorian will be chosen for the Commencement ceremony. To be considered, a student must meet the following criteria: