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Graduation & Commencement FAQs

Get answers to common graduation and commencement questions.

Applying to Graduate

  • What is a catalog year? How do I determine which catalog year to use?

    A catalog year is the degree requirements determined the year you started your program. For example, if you began a program in Fall 2017 then you will use the degree requirements listed in your program’s 2017-2018 catalog.

  • Am I allowed to change my catalog year?

    Catalog year changes can be made, but you must have taken classes within the catalog year you would like to use. If your studies have been interrupted by two years or more, or if your course of study extends beyond five years then graduation requirements may have changed and you will need to complete additional requirements.

  • How do I change my catalog year?

    In order to change your catalog year you will need to complete a  form and submit it to –

    Enrollment Services
    Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 200

Commencement

Diplomas & Transcripts

  • What size is my diploma?

    If you are a graduate of a college degree or certificate program the dimensions are 8x6. If you are a graduate of our HEP, GED or High School Programs the dimensions are 8½ x 11.

  • When are hold for degree transcripts processed?

    Hold for degree transcripts should be ordered during the term you are completing your degree requirements. Transcripts should not be ordered as hold for degree after final grades have been posted, but as regular official transcript orders. Graduation Services processes hold for degree transcripts the week after final grades have been posted. Any ordered after will be processed the following term.

  • How do I get my GED transcripts or certificates?

    You will need to contact –

    Oregon GED Program
    255 Capitol St NE
    Salem, OR 97310-0203
    Phone: 503.947.2442