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Graduation Information

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

File an application for graduation with the college from which you plan to graduate. Even if you have finished your official degree plan, filling out the application for graduation is the only way to ensure you receive your certificate or diploma.

This form informs the 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 the DCCCD), you will be awarded your degree or certificate of completion at the end of the appropriate term.

Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total credit hours within your degree or certificate must be completed at the college awarding the degree or certificate.

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

​Once you complete all degree/certificate requirements, including State requirements, you will be completed for the appropriate term.
If you have any questions regarding any of these requirements or need extra clarification, please email us with Ready to Graduate in the subject line.

Diplomas and Certificates

North Lake College 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 were a previous student at North Lake College and then transferred to another college/university, you may be eligible for reverse transfer.
Reverse Transfer allows us to award degrees/certificates to previous students if the requirements missing can be fulfilled with courses taken at other colleges/universities.
If you’d like to see if you could earn a degree/certificate from North Lake College, please send us an official copy of your transcripts and we will conduct an audit.
Please mail them to this address:
North Lake 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. 

North Lake College 2017 Commencement

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m.
Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex
3015 Spring Valley Rd
Addison, TX 75001

If you plan to participate in the commencement, you must fill out the participation form.
To participate in commencement, you must submit your name by April 30. If you submit your name after April 27, your name will not be printed in the graduation booklet.

Purses and backpacks will not be permitted into the building at commencement. Please bring any personal items in a clear plastic bag.