Once you have registered for your final semester at NCC, you must indicate your intention to graduate by applying for graduation. This will ensure that you receive the proper information regarding receiving your diploma, participation in the commencement ceremony and all related graduation information.

Graduation Checklist:

  • Review your Academic Progress in Workday
  • Monitor your student email for graduation and commencement information
  • Meet with your advisor to review your Academic Progress prior to applying for graduation
  • Apply for Graduation in Workday

How to Apply:

To apply for graduation through your Workday portal, please select the Academics application on your Workday home page. Under Academic Records on the right of the page, click on "More" and then "Apply for Graduation". You will need to check the box "Apply" on the left of your screen and then change your expected completion date to align with the appropriate semester.

  • Completing Degree in December (Winter Graduation Ceremony): 12/31/20XX (Enter appropriate year. For example, if you are completing classes for your degree in December 2021, the expected completion date should be 12/31/2021).
  • Completing Degree in May (Spring Graduation Ceremony): 5/20/20XX (Enter appropriate year. For example, if you are completing classes for your degree in May 2022, the expected completion date should be 05/20/2022).
  • Completing Degree in Summer (No Summer Commencement; will be invited to the Winter Graduation Ceremony): 8/19/20XX (Enter appropriate year. For example, if you are completing classes for your degree in June/July/August 2022, the expected completion date should be 8/19/2022)

After this is changed, check "confirm" and then "OK". After your application is received, your status will go from In Progress to Pending Completion.

Deadlines to Apply:

Spring: 5/11
Summer: 8/31

Commencement Information:

NCC will hold two Class of 2022 commencement ceremonies this May for winter and spring graduates. We look forward to celebrating in-person for the first time in two years. To find dates, time and more, see below. Stay tuned for more ways to celebrate in the weeks ahead. For more information on our 2022 commencement ceremonies, visit our commencement page here.


You will receive diploma at the commencement ceremony. Students not attending can pick up their diploma after the ceremony at the Bethlehem Records office. Please send email from NCC account to requesting it to be mailed and confirming the mailing address. Further information regarding obtaining diplomas can be found in your email graduation letter.

Please contact the Graduation Specialist, Jamie Sharpe, at if you would like to apply for graduation in a different program than your primary program of study.