What is the difference between Graduation and the Graduation Ceremony? 

Graduation means that you have met all the requirements within a specific program of study. A graduate will have the credential reflected on the transcript and can request to receive a diploma.

Commencement or the Graduation Ceremony is the event to celebrate your accomplishment.

Celebrating your accomplishment by participating in the commencement is personal preference.

You do, however, want to be considered a graduate when you have completed your degree or certificate requirements. Submitting the application for graduation is an important step to ensure you are considered a graduate. If the transcript does not reflect the earned degree or certificate, you can’t prove to a potential employer that you have met certain employment requirements based on education.

Important Dates:

June 27, 2022Deadline to submit Fall 2022 intent to graduate (completing degree or certificate requirements in December 2022.)

December 1, 2022 – Deadline to purchase cap and gown in the Bookstore.

August 3, 2022 – Diploma payment deadline for Fall intent to graduate students.

May 10 and 11, 2022 – Graduation Commencement Exercises – Wallace and Sparks Campuses. Honoring Graduates from Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023.

 

Select Your Graduation Option

  • The transcript is updated to reflect the earned degree or certificate.
  • Payment of $21.50 is required for a diploma.
  • Payment for a cap and gown is required. Prices are subject to change, contact the Bookstore for current pricing. There are no refunds for the cap and gown if you are unable to graduate or attend the ceremony.
  • The diploma is held until the ceremony in May.
  • If your contact information changes prior to the ceremony, email graduation@wallace.edu .
  • Ceremony information typically goes out via regular mail, email, and text in March.

Apply Now:

  1. Complete the online graduation survey by clicking here.
  2. Save a copy of your degree plan to upload with your application.
    • Log into your myWCC . Click on the Student Tab, Student Landing Page, and Degree Works. Look over your degree plan to verify everything looks accurate. If you have a question about a requirement on your degree plan, contact your advisor. If something looks inaccurate, contact the Admissions Office.
    • If you are applying for the degree or certificate that is listed as your major, click on Save as PDF at the top. If you are applying for a degree or certificate that is not listed as your major, use the What If function on the left of the page. Select the program of study for which you are applying. Verify the accuracy of the program you have selected and click Save as PDF. Save the file in an easily accessible location.
  3. Click here to submit the intent to graduate form.
  4. A confirmation of final requirements for completing your degree or certificate will be sent to your student email. This process can take up to three weeks after submitting your application. All students must complete at least 25% of the degree or certificate’s required semester credit hours at Wallace Community College. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is also required for graduation. It is recommended that you meet with an advisor or counselor prior to your final semester to discuss your degree plan.

 

Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society Members:

Please check with your coordinator to find out information regarding ordering special tassels, etc. for graduation.

 

  • The transcript is updated to reflect the earned degree or certificate.
  • Payment of $21.50 is required.
  • You will receive a diploma approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the end of the semester.
  • The diploma will be mailed to the address on file with the College.

Apply Now:

  1. Complete the online graduation survey by clicking here.
  2. Save a copy of your degree plan to upload with your application.
    • Log into your myWCC . Click on the Student Tab, Student Landing Page, and Degree Works. Look over your degree plan to verify everything looks accurate. If you have a question about a requirement on your degree plan, contact your advisor. If something looks inaccurate, contact the Admissions Office.
    • If you are applying for the degree or certificate that is listed as your major, click on Save as PDF at the top. If you are applying for a degree or certificate that is not listed as your major, use the What If function on the left of the page. Select the program of study for which you are applying. Verify the accuracy of the program you have selected and click “Save as PDF.” Save the file in an easily accessible location.
  3. Click here to submit the intent to graduate form.
  4. A confirmation of final requirements for completing your degree or certificate will be sent to your student email. This process can take up to three weeks after submitting your application. All students must complete at least 25% of the degree or certificate’s required semester credit hours at Wallace Community College. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is also required for graduation. It is recommended that you meet with an advisor or counselor prior to your final semester to discuss your degree plan.

NOTE: Please consult with family and/or friends before deciding whether or not to participate in the graduation ceremony. Often family members want to share this milestone. If you do not order graduation regalia, diploma, and cover by the deadline, you will not be able to participate. The graduation ceremony is not the same as the capping and pinning ceremony held by some programs.

 

  • The transcript is updated to reflect the earned degree or certificate.
  • The transcript is considered the official document for degree or certificate completion. If you need to request a transcript for employment or transfer purposes, click here.

Apply Now:

  1. Complete the online graduation survey by clicking here.
  2. Save a copy of your degree plan to upload with your application.
    • Log into your myWCC . Click on the Student Tab, Student Landing Page, and Degree Works. Look over your degree plan to verify everything looks accurate. If you have a question about a requirement on your degree plan, contact your advisor. If something looks inaccurate, contact the Admissions Office.
    • If you are applying for the degree or certificate that is listed as your major, click on Save as PDF at the top. If you are applying for a degree or certificate that is not listed as your major, use the What If function on the left of the page. Select the program of study for which you are applying. Verify the accuracy of the program you have selected and click “Save as PDF.” Save the file in an easily accessible location.
  3. Click here to submit the intent to graduate form.
  4. A confirmation of final requirements for completing your degree or certificate will be sent to your student email. This process can take up to three weeks after submitting your application. All students must complete at least 25% of the degree or certificate’s required semester credit hours at Wallace Community College. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is also required for graduation. It is recommended that you meet with an advisor or counselor prior to your final semester to discuss your degree plan.

NOTE: Please consult with family and/or friends before deciding whether or not to participate in the graduation ceremony. Often family members want to share this milestone. If you do not order graduation regalia, diploma, and cover by the deadline, you will not be able to participate. The graduation ceremony is not the same as the capping and pinning ceremony held by some programs.

 

Payment for the diploma should be made online through your myWCC account. Refer to the Important Dates section for payment deadline dates appropriate to your semester of completion. There are no refunds for diploma payments. Do not make a diploma payment if you have not applied for graduation.

  • Sign into your myWCC Account
  • Use your myWCC email address and password.
  • Click on the Student tab, Student Landing Page.
  • Click “Make a Payment, Deposit, and Payment Plan.”
  • Click “Make Payment” in the Student Account Box.
  • Under “Additional Items Only” choose the fee for your campus location.
  • Choose to purchase Diploma fee by clicking on the “+” button. Once you have chosen your Diploma fee, click “Continue.”
  • Select your method of payment, and click “Continue.”
  • After entering your payment information, click “Continue.”
  • Enter the remaining requested information.
  • Click “Continue” on the right hand side when complete.
  • On the next screen, you will be asked to verify the information, which will include the following:
    • The type of item for which you are paying.
    • Your payment method.
    • The confirmation email to which a receipt must be emailed.
    • After clicking submit, a receipt will appear on the student screen.
    • Email your receipt to graduation@wallace.edu .

Cap and gown orders should only be made after submitting the Application for Graduation.

Cap and Gown Ordering Process:

  • Cap and Gowns are $34.50 before tax.
  • Payment may be made online through the bookstore (instructions below) or in-person at the bookstore on the Dothan or Eufaula campus.
  • Orders placed through the website must be paid for with credit/debit card.
  • Cash, check, and Financial Aid payments for Caps and Gowns must be made on-campus at the bookstore.
  • Caps and Gowns are non-refundable.
  • Caps and Gowns will be delivered approximately mid-April.  Once they are received, you will receive instructions on how, when, and where to pick them up.  Pick-up instructions will be sent to your student and personal email addresses and you are responsible for checking for current updates. Please make sure that you keep a valid personal email address on file with the College.

To place your order online:

If you do not have a Bookstore account, you will need to create one prior to ordering. See our helpful “How To” Videos below.

  • Go to https://www.wallace.edu/bookstore/.
  • After your account is created, you can begin the ordering process.
  • Hover your mouse over Graduation and click “Student.”
  • Select the appropriate option by clicking on the item you need and selecting “Add to Cart:”
    • Cap/Gown/Tassel – this is the most common option when you need the entire graduation regalia.
    • Signet only – this is for the year-date only.  Choose this if you already have Cap, Gown, and Tassel, but just need a current year signet. (Please note that the signet pictured is for informational purposes only. You will receive the signet appropriate to your ceremony year.
    • Tassel only – Choose this if you already have a Cap and Gown.  It will include a current year signet.
  • If you choose the Cap/Gown/Tassel, complete all personal information requested. The gown that is ordered for you to wear in the May ceremony is based upon the measurements that you provide on your order form. Accuracy is crucial. You also will acknowledge that the cap/gown is non-refundable and if you are, or are not, participating in the Graduation Ceremony, and you will also acknowledge that Caps and Gowns will not arrive until Mid-April.
  • Click “View Cart.”
  • Click “Payment Options.”
  • You will log-in with the account that you have created.
  • Select “Pickup Order.”  We are not currently shipping.
  • Verify your address.
  • Select campus at which to pick up.
  • Fill out credit-card information.
  • Click Submit payment.

“How To” Video Assistance:

Create a Bookstore Account

Order the Cap and Gown