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Graduation from Seattle Central

As you near the end of your degree program, it's time to prepare for graduation.

  1. Confirm that you meet program requirements, and are eligible for graduation.
  2. Submit a FREE Graduation Application Form.
  3. Participate in Commencement (optional).

Applying to Graduate

You may submit your application for graduation one quarter prior to your anticipated graduation date. While many programs have graduation application forms available online, all program forms are available in the Registration & Records office in BE1104.

Program requirements

To make sure you have met all your program requirements before applying to graduate, you should:

  • Run a degree audit to review the courses you have taken and get your grades.
  • Meet with a advisor/counselor to verify your graduation eligability.
    • College Transfer students should meet with an academic advisor.
    • Professional/Technical students should check with your program.

After you determine that you will complete the coursework required, it is your responsibility to submit the graduation form to apply for the award.

If your program requirements have changed since starting your degree, you may graduate under the catalog in effect at the time you complete the graduation requirements or under the provisions of an earlier official catalog, provided not more than five years have passed since the student last enrolled and provided that the courses required for completion are still offered.

Students are advised that if they graduate under an earlier catalog some current transfer requirements to four–year institutions may not be satisfied.

Replacement diplomas

There are four ways to request a replacement diploma: By email, by fax, by mail, or in person. The cost is $15 per replacement diploma. Within a week of receiving the request and by successfully processing the payment, diplomas are available for pick up or delivery (mail only). Replacement diplomas will not be processed if a student has a debt or any other outstanding obligation to the college.

By Email: Fill out the replacement diploma application and credit card form. Scan the completed and signed forms. Then email them as attachments to:

By Fax: Fill out the replacement diploma application and credit card form. Fax the completed and signed forms to 206.934.5563.

By Mail: Fill out the replacement diploma application. If paying with a credit or debit card, fill out the credit card form. If paying with a personal check, please make the check payable to "Seattle Central College." You may also pay with a money order. Do NOT send cash or coins. Mail application and payment to:

Seattle Central College
Office of Registration & Records
ATTN: Credentials Evaluator
1701 Broadway, Room BE1104B5
Seattle, WA 98122

In Person: Fill out the replacement diploma application, which can be obtained from the Registration front counter in the Enrollment Services Lobby (room BE1104). Take the completed form to the Cashier window to pay the required fee. Please make sure to bring photo identification (i.e. state ID card, driver's license, passport, etc.).

The Cashier hours are: Tuesdays 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

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