Commencement Policies

The College awards degrees during an annual commencement ceremony held in May that is governed by the following policies:

  1. Students who are enrolled in courses needed to complete degree and/or one-year certificate requirements by the end of the Summer Session following commencement are eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremony.
  2. Students who will utilize credit by examination, alternative credit, or transfer credit must have that credit earned and posted on their Zane State College transcript prior to the end of the graduating term.
  3. The listing of degree candidates in the commencement program is tentative, pending completion of required work and submission of final grades. Printed graduation honors are calculated using the student’s current grades. Final graduation honors are indicated on the terminal transcript and reflect all course grades earned. Graduation honors are not indicated for Summer Session candidates.
  4. Diploma covers are distributed during commencement. Diplomas are mailed to the student’s address on file when final grades have been processed, degree requirements have been fulfilled, and after financial and other obligations have been satisfied.

Commencement Information

Students who indicate that they will participate in commencement will receive an email notification in April with information about the May Commencement ceremony. Look for the Grad Newsletter at for full details. If you do not receive an email, please contact the Registrar’s Office at