Congratulations on getting close to completing your Academic Goals! You deserve to be proud of this academic achievement.

In order to graduate and celebrate your hard work through commencement you will need to submit a Graduation Application and declare your participation in the commencement ceremony. Please see below regarding the required process.

  • In order to graduate, you must submit an online Graduation Application for each degree you plan to complete.

    Deadlines to submit your Graduation Application:

    • Fall Semester: July 1
    • Spring Semester: November 1 
    • Summer Semester: April 1

    To ensure all necessary requirements are met and to avoid delays, we strongly suggest you follow the Graduation Application deadlines. Early submissions guarantees a graduation review prior to the start of the following semester. Late submissions will be accepted but are not guaranteed to be processed for that term.

    After you apply, your records will be reviewed and a graduation status email will be sent to the email on file.

    All students must apply for graduation regardless of the decision to participate in commencement. Submitting an application initiates the official review of your degree requirements, posting your degree on your transcript and ordering your diploma/certificate.

  • Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of your hard work and achievements.

    All associate degree students who have completed their degree requirements in the fall semester and students who plan to complete their degree requirements in the spring or summer semester are eligible to participate in the annual Spring Commencement Ceremony.

    To participate in the graduation commencement please follow these steps:

    1. Submit a Graduation Application
    2. Update your permanent address and email through your e-services account
    3. Declare your participation in the commencement ceremony
      • You will receive an email in your ARCC and personal email in April titled ‘Coon Rapids/Cambridge Commencement Participation Email’ from the graduation committee
      • The email will include a ‘Graduation Confirmation Survey in which you will need to complete to indicate your interest in the ceremony
    4. For more information or questions regarding the commencement ceremony, please email one of the following:
    5. Buy a graduate cap, tassel and gown set at the college bookstore


  • Diploma

    Diplomas are ordered for all graduates at the end of the term.

    • Fall graduate diplomas are mailed in January
    • Spring graduate diplomas are mailed in June
    • Summer graduate diplomas in September

    Diplomas are mailed to the permanent address on file. To prevent delays, please make sure that your permanent address is up-to-date in your e-services account.


    Diploma covers will be given out at the commencement ceremony, diplomas will be mailed following the above schedule.

    If you would like a cover and do not intend to participate in the ceremony, please email Kristen Wiesen or call 763-433-1286.

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