Applying to Graduate

Students must complete the online graduation application in the semester in which they meet their program requirements. If you will be within 6 hours of your graduation requirements after this semester, you can apply to graduate and participate in the Commencement Ceremony before completing those requirements.

Submitting a Graduation Application

  1. Log into your LOIS account.
  2. Select the Student tab.
  3. Click on the Graduation Application.
  4. You will submit an application per program. If you are applying to graduate from multiple programs, you will need to submit an application for each.
  5. If you are a Dual Enrollment student, please submit your application under the program that appears for you which is ND-Dual Enrollment.
  6. You will also be asked to indicate if you wish to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
  7. Continue to check your Lakehawk mail throughout the semester for additional updates on your graduation status and participation in the Commencement Ceremony.

General Information

  • There is no fee to apply for graduation.
  • All official graduation correspondence will be sent your Lakehawk email.
  • Degrees and certificates will be mailed out 4-6 weeks after the conferral date.
  • If you require official college transcripts, order them online.
  • Grade Forgiveness – If you wish to improve your GPA or satisfy transfer requirements, retake courses with a “D” or “F” prior to graduating. Once you have been awarded an A.A., A.S., A.A.S., and/or Technical Certificate, grade forgiveness cannot be awarded.
  • Students who are within 6 credits of fulfilling their graduation requirements may walk in the ceremony providing they submit a graduation application by the graduation application deadline.
  • Degrees are conferred at the end of each semester (fall, spring, summer).
  • LSSC holds formal commencement ceremonies at the end of Fall and Spring semester. Participation in commencement exercises does not guarantee the awarding or issuance of a degree. Degree conferral relies solely on the satisfactory completion of all requirements.
  • You may check the status of your graduation application through your LOIS account.
    • Log in
    • Student Tab
    • Student Records
    • Academic Transcripts
    • Click Submit