____Have you completed your Application for Graduation?
Students who plan to graduate in May 2021 should have completed their graduation application by December 2, 2020. If you have not already done so, please use the application found in Self Service. Applications not received by April 15, 2021 will not make the Commencement program.
PN students who plan to graduate in June must complete their graduation application by April 30, 2021. The application can be found on Self Service. Applications not received by May 31, 2021 will not make the Commencement program.
Whether a student plans to participate in the actual ceremony or not, the application and the graduation fee are required in order to have your degree awarded.
A student within 7 credits of the graduation requirements who has applied to walk or graduate on their application and has the recommendation of their department may participate as a walker. Although walkers participate in the graduation ceremony, they don’t actually graduate until they have successfully completed all graduation requirements and are so recommended by their departments. A walker who subsequently completes their degree requirements must apply for a diploma that’s mailed after approval and the next commencement. Walkers are expected to complete their remaining requirements within one year.
____ Have you paid your Graduation Fee?
The Graduation Fee of $125 is added to your bill after the Registrars’ Office has received and processed your graduation application. This fee is set by the Vermont State College Board of Trustees and is charged to every graduate’s account. This fee covers the administrative aspects of graduation and is not tied to the Commencement ceremony itself, nor does it include the cost of your cap and gown.
___ Do You Have a Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan?
You are required to complete a Loan Exit Counseling session online and in-person. Log-in to www.studentloans.gov to complete your online counseling. Look for an announcement from the Financial Aid office regarding the in-person sessions.
___ Do You Have a Federal Perkins Loan?
You are required to complete additional Loan Exit Counseling online and in-person. Log-in to https://borrower.ecsi.net/ to complete your online counseling. Look for an announcement from the Financial Aid office regarding the in-person sessions.
___ Have you completed your Graduation/Employment Survey?
Instructions on how to complete the graduation survey will be sent to your VTC email by May 8.
___ Have you ordered your cap, gown and hood?
If you have a plain black cap and gown from a previous graduation, a new gown is not necessary. You will need to order a 2021 black tassel for all programs and 2021 tassel and hood for the Bachelor degree programs. Check your VTC e-mail for important information and dates to order your cap, gown and hood.
Please check your live billing statement on your Self Service account for any balance due or you may check directly with the Student Accounts Office. All charges must be paid in full to receive your diploma and transcript.
When will you receive your diploma?
May 2021 diplomas and June PN certificates are anticipated to be mailed in August 2021.
Please ensure that you keep your mailing address current, please email address changes to the Registrar’s Office or call (802) 728-1302.