Graduation and Diploma Information


A student graduates from their program when all credits have been satisfied and a diploma is awarded for degree completion. The Registrar will verify degree program completion of eligible students and “graduate” those who have applied for graduation. This is reflected in the student’s academic record and will display as “graduated” under the completed program. Graduating students are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony*.

  • Students must be enrolled at CCS in the final semester planned for graduation
  • Important! View Graduation Requirements and Residency Requirement
  • Students are notified by email when Graduation Applications are available
  • Applications must be submitted to the Academic Advising & Registration Office by listed deadlines (see Academic Calendar).
  • Graduation is verified at the end of each academic semester. Students may graduate from CCS in December, May, or August.

Questions about graduation requirements should be directed to the Academic Advising and Registration Office 313.664.7672 or


The CCS Commencement Ceremony is a celebratory event to confer degrees or diplomas for graduating students. Commencement ceremonies are organized by the Student Affairs Office. Participation in commencement is optional.

  • Commencement ceremonies are held in December and May (there is no ceremony for August).
  • Important! – Please review the Student Affairs CCS webpage for the most up to date ceremony information.

Questions regarding the commencement ceremony should be directed to the Student Affairs Office at 313.664.7879 or

Diploma Information

Diploma Mailing

Please be sure the correct mailing address is on file in the Academic Advising & Registration Office (AARO). You can confirm/ change the address via Self-Service and/or contact the Academic Advising and Registration Office to make arrangements on where to mail the diploma.

Diploma Replacement Form

Students may request a replacement copy of their diploma for a fee paid to the Business Services Office at or 313.664.7435; Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Replacement diplomas are printed three times a year in December, May, or August.
Submit the Diploma Replacement form and payment confirmation number to the AARO.