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Graduation Information


The following institutional requirements for graduation must be met:

  1. All course requirements for the student’s selected curriculum must be successfully completed with at least 25 percent of the curriculum requirements completed through Sampson Community College.
  2. No more than 25 percent of the curriculum course requirements must be gained through proficiency examinations or experiential learning credit.
  3. A GPA of 2.00 (“C”) must be attained for courses with the student’s program of study.
  4. All financial obligations and Library obligations at the College must be met.

Graduation Application

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Students that complete their program in Fall 2019:  November 1, 2019
  • Students that complete their program in Spring/Summer 2020 : March 9, 2020

**Please Note: You must submit a separate graduation application for each degree or diploma.

Application Process

  • Login to WebAdvisor to review your transcript and determine that you may be eligible to graduate.
  • Submit your application for graduation online.
  • Your graduation application will be reviewed by the appropriate Department Chair and Registrar
  • Once reviewed, the Registrar’s office will notify you, via letter, whether or not your application is approved, along with further graduation information.

Graduation Regalia

  • Graduates participating in the ceremony must purchase or obtain graduation regalia which includes cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover.
  • To purchase regalia, you may click the link below to purchase from Herff Jones.
  • All regalia orders must be submitted by April 9th.

Graduation Fee

There is no graduation fee. However, students participating in the Spring ceremony must purchase or obtain graduation regalia.

Graduation Ceremony

  • This year’s graduation ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020.
    • 4 PM – Associate of Arts, Science, and General Education
    • 7 PM – Applied Sciences
  • Students must indicate on the Application for Graduation if they plan to walk in the Spring ceremony.
  • Students who do not indicate they are walking in the Spring ceremony will not have tickets reserved.

Guest Tickets

  • Each graduate who indicates they are walking in the Spring ceremony will receive at least 4 guest tickets. Final ticket count will be determined after the graduation application deadline. All guest, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
  • Students who do not apply for graduation by the published application deadline will not have tickets reserved.
  • Tickets may be picked up in Student Services on April 27 & April 28 from 9 AM – 6 PM.
  • Lost tickets will not be replaced.
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