Graduation is not automatic. Students will be contacted through their Zane State College email account with the petition instructions for each term. Potential graduates must review their degree audit with their program advisor and complete the online Petition to Graduate
by the date listed for processing. Please note that a separate Petition for Graduation must be filed if a student anticipates graduating with more than one degree or certificate in a different term.
Without a petition, no degree is awarded. Students are subject to the requirements associated with the catalog in force listed on the student’s record. For those who file a late petition, the completion date may be posted in a current term pending the results of the degree or certificate review.
A $60 graduation fee is applied to the student’s account and must be paid before diplomas and transcripts are released. If you petition to graduate and do not meet degree requirements for the specified term, you must submit another petition by the deadline for the projected term of graduation and repay the graduation fee.
Formal graduation activities are held in May. Those completing graduation requirements after Fall Semester are invited to participate the following May. Those completing graduation requirements in the Summer Session are invited to attend the May commencement that preceeds that summer term.