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Formal graduation ceremonies are held in December and May. Students who participate in the graduation ceremony are required to order and wear a cap and gown. Below are the procedures for participating in the commencement ceremony and graduating from the college:
1. Each student must apply to graduate from Anoka Technical College. The graduation application is available in the Office of Records and Registration and online at www.anokatech.edu.
2. Each student should meet with his/her academic advisor to ensure graduation requirements are met. Both the academic advisor and student should sign the graduation application.
3. The completed graduation application, a cap and gown order form and the graduation fee should be submitted to the Business Office by the posted deadline of the student’s final semester.
4. The Office of Records and Registration will review the graduation application and transcript to ensure all graduation requirements have been met or are on track to be completed. If the application for graduation is not approved, an appeal may be filed with the Dean of Student Affairs. All students will receive an email confirming their graduation application status.
5. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A. to be eligible for a certificate, diploma, or A.A.S. degree. Note: students must meet program standards to graduate.
6. Deadlines for submitting a graduation application and ordering a caps and gowns will be determined each semester. Most often for fall graduates who do not participate in priority registration, the application, cap and gown form, and fee deadline is October 1. For spring graduates, who do not participate in priority registration, the application, cap and gown form and fee deadline is March 1. If the deadline is not met, the student will be unable to order a cap and gown, thus unable to participate in commencement.
7. Graduates who achieve a cumulative GPA of 4.0 by the last semester completed prior to graduation will be identified in the graduation program with a special notation by their names. Graduates who achieve an overall GPA of 3.5-3.99 by the last semester completed prior to graduation will be identified with special notation by their name. The GPA calculations do not include the final semester grades.
8. Veterans and service members will be acknowledged for their military service in the graduation program with a special notation by their name. They will also wear a red, white, and blue cord signifying their service.
9. Certificates, degrees, diplomas, and transcripts will be mailed four to six weeks after graduation to the mailing address on record unless indicated.
04/2016 Amended to match language in the student handbook and Academic Affairs and Standards Council (AASC) recommend changes to requirements