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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 term 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 term 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.