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.
A Commencement Ceremony is held at the end of the spring semester. The deadline to request to participate in the ceremony has passed, and we are no longer accepting participation requests.
If you have already submitted a form and need to update any of your contact or mailing information, please email us with Change of Graduation Info in the subject line.
There is no rehearsal prior to graduation and tickets are not required for guests.
Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Loos Field House, Addison, TXView a full video of the 2019 North Lake College Commencement.
Directions to the Loos Field House are available on Google Maps.
If participants or guests are in need of accommodations at the ceremony please contact the Disability Services Office for assistance.
If you have any questions regarding graduation requirements, please email us with Ready to Graduate in the subject line.
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.
If you are a previous North Lake College student who later transferred to another college/university, you may be eligible for reverse transfer. If you did not complete requirements at NLC, 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 College 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 CollegeDegree AuditAttn: Reverse Transfer
5001 N. MacArthur BlvdIrving, TX 75038 If you have any questions, please email us with Reverse Transfer in the subject line.