Each prospective graduate is responsible for applying for graduation.
Graduation Requirements for Degree & Certificate Programs
To be eligible to graduate
from any credit certificate or degree program, you must earn a grade of “C” or
better in all courses used to satisfy core curriculum requirements and hold a
minimum Graduation GPA of 2.0 or higher. Elective courses with a “D” final
grade may count towards graduation. This policy is effective August 1, 2013 for
all students entering or returning to the City Colleges of Chicago. Students
who graduated prior to August 1, 2013 must hold either a minimum Graduation GPA
or Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
In accordance with CCC
Academic Policy, the Graduation Campus is the CCC college where the majority of
your Graduation Credit Hours (excludes pre-credit/remedial hours) were earned;
the Graduation Campus must offer the program. If not, then the Graduation
Campus is the college that offers the program where the most Graduation Credit
Hours were earned. In case of a tie between two colleges, you can choose
your Graduation Campus.
Graduation Review Process
You can enter the graduation process in one of two ways:
Option 1: Confirm your degree intent in “Academic Goals” section of the my.ccc.edu student
portal: log in at my.ccc.edu, click on “My Academic Plan”, “Academic Planning”,
then “Academic Goals”. Confirm that your
academic program (degree) is correct and submit.
Option 2: Submit a graduation application in your my.ccc.edu student portal: log in
at my.ccc.edu, click “My Academic Plan”, “Graduation”, then “Apply for
Graduation”. Please note that if you
have previously confirmed your Academic Goals, you will not be able to submit a
Once you have confirmed that
your academic plan is entered into the system correctly, our system will
automatically check for degree eligibility based on your degree audit.
Your degree audit compares your academic history to the graduation requirements for your academic program. You can see your degree audit in your student portal by logging in at my.ccc.edu, going to “My Academic Plan”, “Academic Planning”, and “Degree Audit”.
If you notice that your degree audit is not completely satisfied but you think you have met all graduation requirements, speak with your advisor immediately. He/she will alert you to any remaining requirements and ensure you can graduate.
When your degree audit has been satisfied, your graduation application will be conditionally approved. This means that you must pass all in-progress coursework before you can graduate.
After grades have posted at the end of the term, your college’s Registrar will do a final review of your academic history and verify that you meet all graduation requirements. If you do, your degree will be awarded to your account. Congratulations!