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The following institutional requirements for graduation must be met:

  1. All course requirements for the student’s selected curriculum must be successfully completed with at least 25 percent of the curriculum requirements completed through Sampson Community College.
  2. No more than 25 percent of the curriculum course requirements must be gained through proficiency examinations or experiential learning credit.
  3. A GPA of 2.00 (“C”) must be attained for courses with the student’s program of study.
  4. All financial obligations and Library obligations at the College must be met.

Graduation Application

  • Students that complete their program in Fall 2023: October 15, 2023
  • Students that complete their program in Spring/Summer 2024: February 1, 2024
  • Applications are required whether or not you intent to participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • You must submit a separate graduation application for each degree or diploma.

Application Process

  • Login to Self-Service to review your transcript and determine that you may be eligible to graduate.
  • Submit your application for graduation online.
  • Your graduation application will be reviewed by the appropriate Department Chair and Registrar.
  • Once reviewed, the Registrar’s office will notify you, via email, whether or not your application is approved.

Spring 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Sampson County Exposition Center
Thursday, May 9, 2024

4:00 PM

  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Diploma

7:00 PM

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in General Education

Guest Tickets

  • Each graduate who indicates they are walking in the Spring ceremony will receive guest tickets. Final ticket count will be determined after the graduation application deadline for the Spring.
  • All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Guests without a ticket will not be allowed to attend the ceremony, but may view the ceremony streamed live (recordings available above).
  • Students who do not apply for graduation by the published application deadline will not have tickets reserved.
  • Tickets may be picked up in Student Services beginning Monday, April 22 – Thursday, April 25, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • To receive tickets, students must bring their SCC student ID. Lost tickets will not be replaced.

Regalia Information

Graduates participating in the ceremony wear a black cap, black gown, and a SCC tassel.  You can purchase or borrow regalia, but they must be black. 

*Cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover $59.00

*Tassel and diploma cover $36.00

(prices do not include tax and shipping charges)

All orders must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2024.  Orders placed after this date will incur additional fees.