All students should apply for graduation online through WebAdvisor. Go to Academic Planning, then Application for Graduation. Please note there is a $60 non-refundable fee for graduation.
Apply for May: If you apply between Jan. 1 to the first Monday in April you are guaranteed to have your name in the program. If you apply between the first Tuesday in April to the actual date of graduation, you are not guaranteed to have your name in the program. However, you may still walk in the ceremony and your name will be called on stage.
Apply for August: June 1 to date of graduation. If you applied for May graduation and are approved by the Dean to complete summer courses, you do not need to apply.
Apply for December: September 1 to date of graduation.
Since Commencement occurs immediately following the end of the semester, the College is unable to issue your diploma until final grades have been submitted and your transcript evaluated and certified by the Registrar. Your diploma will be sent first class by US mail. The diploma will include an honor seal determined at the end of the semester in which you completed your final requirements. If you are in Phi Theta Kappa, that seal will also appear on your diploma. In addition to your diploma, a complimentary copy of your transcript will be mailed to you for review.
December graduates: There is no ceremony. The date conferred will be Dec. 18, 2013. You will receive an invitation to May’s ceremony by Apr. 1, 2014.
May and August graduates: If you did not attend the May ceremony, you will also receive a red diploma case.
Balance on Account - All debts to the College must be paid before diplomas will be released. Call the Cashier’s office at 610-607-6235 to resolve any outstanding balances.
Moving - In the event you will be leaving the area following graduation, please email Holly Kline at HKline@racc.edu. Include your ID number, the address to which you wish your diploma mailed, and a contact phone number.
Evaluating the large number of students for graduation may take several weeks after you complete your last class/requirement for the degree. If you do not receive your diploma by Feb. 17 (December graduates), Aug. 1 (May graduates) or Sept. 30 (August graduates), email Holly Kline immediately at HKline@racc.edu. Please include your name and ID number.
DVDs: If interested in purchasing a DVD recording of the commencement ceremony, please print and complete this order form. Turn in the complete form and make payment at the Cashier's Office in B107. Checks are payable to Reading Area Community College. Your DVD will be mailed with your diploma.
Photos: If you are interested in a formal sitting in your graduation attire please contact Purdon Photography, 610-777-3742 to schedule an appointment. Special package prices will be available to RACC graduates.