Graduation Application

KCC President Dr. Dennis Bona onstage at commencementTo graduate from Kellogg Community College with a degree or certificate, be sure you have the correct program code in the KCC student information system.  You begin the process by verifying your program code through your KRIS account under  “Academic Profile.”  View the “Change Academic Program Code” option.  If your program code of study is not listed, please contact the Registrar’s office at 269-965-4129 for assistance.

You may complete an Application for Graduation through your KRIS account or you may complete the  Application for Graduation form. The form is available from and should be returned to the Registrar’s office; Records and Registration; the main desk at the Grahl, Fehsenfeld or Eastern Academic centers; and the RMTC office. Application dates are as follows:

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Graduation: April 1-Nov. 1
  • Spring Semester Graduation: Sept. 1-March 1
  • Summer Semester Graduation: Jan. 1-July 1*

*If you are applying for graduation in the summer and want to participate in the commencement ceremony held in May, your deadline to apply for graduation is March 1.

All course work must be completed by the end of the semester and final grades submitted in order for you to graduate in that semester. Your application for graduation is considered incomplete if this does not occur. Incomplete applications will be moved to the next semester. If at the end of the next semester your application is still incomplete, you will need to reapply for graduation.

When your application for graduation is complete, a review of your academic record will be conducted by the Registrar’s office to determine if graduation requirements have been met. You will be notified in writing of the results.

The graduation requirements of the catalog in effect the year you started taking courses at KCC, or any later catalog, may be used to audit your academic record for degree or certification completion. No catalog will be used which was issued more than 10 years prior to your year of graduation.

An opportunity for you to order a printed diploma or certificate will be provided during the final graduation audit. You will also receive information on participating in the KCC commencement ceremony held annually in May.

View/download our Certificate/Diploma Fee Invoice to order printed diplomas.

Students are encouraged to work closely with a KCC academic advisor to ensure that course selections fulfill program and curriculum requirements.