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:

October 13, 2021 – Deadline to submit Spring 2022 intent to graduate (completing degree or certificate requirements in May 2022.)

December 2, 2021 – Deadline to purchase cap and gown in the Bookstore.

December 15, 2021 – Diploma payment deadline for Spring intent to graduate students.

May 11, 2022 – Graduation Commencement Exercises – Wallace Campus  in Dothan, Civic Center. Honoring Graduates from Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022.

May 12, 2022 – Graduation Commencement Exercises – Sparks Campus in Eufaula, Eufaula Community Center (subject to change.) Honoring Graduates from Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022.

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 apply for graduation.
  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 apply for graduation.
  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 apply for graduation.
  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.
  • Scroll down to the green button that says “Electronic Payments/Refunds.”
  • Once you have logged in, click Make Payment in the Student Account box.
  • On the next screen, click the radio button next to Additional Items Only.
  • 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.