Student Services


Winter Commencement Ceremony; Friday, December 15, 2017; 7:00 PM

1. Graduation Application  - deadline to apply for Fall graduation - Friday, December 1, 2017

a. Submit paper application to Educational Records

b. Pay $20 application fee to Cashiering and Fee payment

c. Complete the online Pre-Grad Survey

2. The RSVP deadline for the commencement ceremony was Friday, November 3, 2017

a. Students who submitted an online RSVP will be contacted via SCF student email with information about guest tickets

b. Cap & Gowns will be available from SCF bookstore beginning Monday, November 20, 2017 for students who did not pre-order online.


Application Deadlines
Semester Priority Deadline Hard Deadline
Fall 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 Friday, December 1, 2017
Spring 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 Friday, April 20, 2018
Summer 2018 Friday, June 1, 2018 To Be Determined

When Do I Apply?

Apply after you have registered for your last semester.  You are not required to wait until the end of your last semester to apply.  For example, if you are planning on graduating in the Spring semester, you should apply to graduate after you register for your courses in late October/early November.

Application Checklist

  1. Complete the Graduation Application in its entirety (link is provided above); please make sure you have READ and SIGNED the document before submitting for review.
  2. Submit the online Pre-Grad Survey. You do not need to print the confirmation and reapplications are not required to redo the survey.
  3. Pay $20.00 Graduation Fee to Cashier in person or over the phone by calling 941-752-5370. *Reapplications and certificates have no fee.

  4. Complete and submit the graduation application by the published semester deadline (posted above) via e-mail (preferred - to, in person, fax or mail to Educational Records after steps 1-3 are completed.

    Priority Deadline - when you submit your application on or before the published semester priority deadline, you are guaranteed the following perks:
  • Your name printed in the Graduation Ceremony program
  • OGA (Outstanding Graduate Award) consideration
  • Maximum number of Graduation Ceremony guest tickets
Hard Deadline - In order to apply for the semester you're graduating in, you must submit your application by the published semester hard deadline.  Applications received after this date will be considered for the next available graduation application cycle.   

What If My Plans Change After I Apply?

Please notify your advisor and our Graduation Specialist as soon as you know.  We may be able to shift your application to the following semester without you having to re-apply.

Checklist for Participating in the Graduation Ceremony

All summer graduates are invited to participate in the winter ceremony in December.

  1. After you have completed and submitted your Graduation Application by the posted deadline (listed above), check your SCF student email for application status updates.
  3. The RSVP deadline for the ceremony was Friday, November 3, 2017.  Students who submitted an online RSVP will be contacted via SCF student email with information about guest tickets.

    Winter Ceremony: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM

  4. Check your SCF Student Email for updates regarding the Outstanding Graduate Award (OGA), Guest Ticket distribution, Regalia, new Graduation and Alumni items available at the SCF Bookstore, and more!
  5. Visit and review the Graduation Ceremony Information webpage early and often for information regarding the ceremony!

If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Records Office at:
 (941) 752-5060 or (941) 408-1300, ext. 65060


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