Countdown to Graduation

Get to the finish line and beyond with NCC!

Graduating this May? Congratulations! The moment you've been waiting for is almost here. As the countdown to your graduation begins, NCC wants to make sure you have the resources and information you need to get to the finish line and provide you with the tools to set yourself up for success once you embark on your career or continued education. We also want to celebrate the journey, hard work and accomplishments that have brought you to this exciting milestone!


The first step is to apply for graduation (if you haven't already). The last day to apply for our May 2024 graduation is May 10. It's also important to make sure that your address in Workday is accurate since your diploma will be mailed. After applying for graduation, please check your NCC student email regularly so you don't miss any important communications regarding the process such as ordering your cap and gown, Commencement Ceremony details, and more!


Apply for Graduation


Graduation Countdown


Countdown to Graduation Checklists

Stay on top of what needs to get done so you're ready to take on the big day!


Preparing for Life After NCC

Whether you're planning to continue your education at a four-year school or you're ready to head into the workforce, take advantage of everything NCC has to help you prepare for your next step.

Continuing your education?

If you're transferring to another school after NCC, now is the time to apply to the colleges or universities you're interested in attending. You'll also need to request that your official transcripts be sent to the colleges and universities that you're applying to. Click here for more information about requesting your transcripts. If you're not sure where you plan to attend after graduating, mark you calendars for one of our upcoming transfer fairs.


Spring 2024 Transfer Fairs

If you have any questions or would like more information on our transfer fairs, please contact Michelle Lohman, Assistant Director of Advising & Transfer Services at or make an appointment.


Download our Transfer Planning Checklist and our 2024 Transfer Tips for more information.


Ready to start your career?

Prepare for success in the workplace with our Center for Career Development. We're here to help you with things like resume prep, interview skills, job hunting, professional attire and more! 


Look for Career Development staff around campus with our Countdown to Graduation banner and stop by with quick questions, pick up information, or schedule an appointment for more individual assistance.


Career Services

Before You Leave NCC

The future is full of possibilities, and we can't wait to see where your journey takes you! Before you go, don't forget to complete our Graduate Survey to let us know what your plans are after graduation, and stay in touch once you become an alumni. We love sharing your success stories!

Spring 2024 Countdown to Graduation Events

Check out these upcoming events to network and connect with potential employers, learn about career opportunities and have some fun before you go!