Are You Ready to Graduate?

Congratulations on your successes at Stanly Community College! This page has information pertaining to our graduation process and ceremonies at SCC. Hopefully, this page will answer all your questions, and if not, please feel free to contact us. If you are currently registered for your final semester of classes for your credential (Certificate, Diploma, or Associate Degree) please submit a graduation application, found here.

Steps to Graduation

  1. Register for your final semester of classes for your credential.
    • If you are unsure of which classes you need to complete your program, please contact your Success Coach, or review your Program Evaluation located in Self-Service.
    • Need help registering for classes? Contact Eagle’s One Stop at 704-991-0123.
  2. Complete the Application for Graduation (even if you are not participating in the ceremony).
    • Please submit your graduation application by the following deadlines:
      • Fall – October 31st
      • Spring/Summer – March 31st
    • The graduation application is used to verify your mailing address and gives you the opportunity to make sure your name will appear on your degree as you would like it to. For example, if you get married and want your married name on your degree, or if you want your middle name listed, listing that on your graduation application ensures that it will be printed on your degree.
    • You are not obligated to participate in the graduation ceremony, but we would enjoy celebrating and acknowledging your achievements with you and your family.
    • Please enter your name on the graduation application as you would like to appear on your degree.
    • Inform Shannon Wade at swade2972@stanly.edu of any changes concerning your address or contact information that may impede the delivery of your degree.
    • After your graduation application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email to your student email address. If you do not receive your confirmation email, please contact Shannon Wade at swade2972@stanly.edu.
  3. Contact the SCC Bookstore to order your cap, gown, and regalia (not needed if you are not participating in the graduation ceremony).
    • You may contact the Bookstore at 704-991-0229 with questions concerning the ordering of your cap, gown and regalia.
    • The purchase of graduation cap, gown and other regalia is not covered by your Student Success registration fees and payment for graduation attire is the responsibility of the graduate.
  4. Update any post-graduation information with the college (contact information, phone number, permanent address, etc.) using the Information Change/Update form.

Additional Graduation Information

Graduates attending the ceremony will receive a SCC diploma cover when they proceed across the stage. If grades have been posted and you have been certified to graduate, you will receive your official certificate, diploma, or degree within your diploma cover. Students whose grades have not posted for the Spring semester, at the time of Graduation, will receive their certificate, diploma, or degree in the mail 2 to 4 weeks after the end of the term. Summer graduates will receive their official certificate, diploma, or degree in the mail 2 to 4 weeks following the conclusion of the Summer term. Credentials that are mailed will be sent via the USPS to the address that was provided on the graduation application. Any charges or holds on your account must be taken care of before your degree will be delivered.

2021 Graduation Ceremonies

The college will be holding its graduation ceremonies May 6th and 7th, on campus between the Eddins and Whitley Buildings. In an effort to maintain social distancing standards, we will be holding the event in an outdoor space, offering graduates a “drive-thru” style ceremony, in which graduates will receive their ceremonial cords of distinction and graduation swag while still within their vehicle, and then offered the opportunity to walk across the graduation stage for remembering that special moment. The campus will have directional signs directing graduates where to go. Graduates are asked to wear their cap and gown or, if one is unavailable at the time, they may wear business professional attire while walking across the stage. Family will have the opportunity to take pictures, and we will have a photographer on site taking pictures as well.

Each day is designated for each academic program, which is listed below. Please adhere to the date your program is listed. Graduates and their family may arrive anytime during the times below.

  • Thursday, May 6th 9:00AM – 7:30PM
    Programs being recognized on this day include: Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting - including Summer Graduates, Medical Laboratory Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts—Business Administration, Associate in Science, Accounting, Advertising and Graphic Design, Agribusiness Technology, Business Administration, Cosmetology, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, Computer Information Technology, Information Technology Business Support, Information Technology Cybersecurity, Information Technology Network Management, Simulation and Game Development, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering Technology, Welding Technology
  • Friday, May 7th 9:00AM – 3:30PM
    Programs being recognized on this day include: Basic Law Enforcement Training, Criminal Justice Technology, Early Childhood Education, Human Services Technology, Adult High School/HSE, Stanly Early College-College Credential Graduates

You and your family’s health and well-being are important to us. Please maintain your personal protective attire while participating in the ceremonies. We will maintain the preventative measures on campus to ensure you and your family’s well-being while on campus.

If you have any questions concerning graduation, please contact Shannon Wade at swade2972@stanly.edu.

For an example of this year’s ceremonies, please view the video from last year’s Graduation Ceremonies.