Graduation Information
Three Rivers confers degrees in completed programs in May and December of each year. Students who meet all program requires should apply for graduation in the Enrollment Services office in March prior to a December graduation and October prior to a May graduation. Early application helps to insure student success at every level.

The annual commencement ceremony is held in May of each year. Students graduating in December are members of the class of the next May and are eligible to participate in the next commencement ceremony. Information about upcoming ceremonies is provided during the graduation process. Cap and gown measurements may be provided to Enrollment Services at the time of application.

Graduation Recognition
For purposes of the commencement ceremony and graduation program, the cumulative grade point average from the preceding semester will be used to identify honor students. However, the final cumulative grade point average will be used to determine final honors status and will be noted on the official college transcript and diploma.

Students who are granted a degree with an overall grade point average of 3.50-3.699 will be designated Cum Laude. Students who are granted a degree with an overall grade point average of 3.70-3.899 will be designated Magna Cum Laude. Students who are granted a degree with an overall grade point average of 3.90-4.0 will be designated Summa Cum Laude.

Dean's List
A Dean's List will be compiled at the end of each fall and spring semester. Students who were enrolled for 12 or more semester hours and earned a GPA of 3.5 or better average will have their names listed.

Graduation Application

The official Graduation Application can be completed by filling out the form below. Once the form is submitted, the academic transcript is evaluated by Enrollment Services and students are notified via myMAIL of further direction.

You must enter a valid email address or the form will not send. Items marked with a * are required.

Fill in Degree(s) and/or Certificate(s) to be received: *
Please verify your degree program with Enrollment Services. Check your myMAIL account for the results of Enrollment Services' evaluation, typically within 10 working days after the application is submitted. Contact Enrollment Services if your schedule changes after the initial evaluation or if your graduation plans change.

Additional Information

Final Transcripts Requests
Graduates should confirm with Enrollment Services that all high school and college transcripts are on file. Graduates are encouraged to pre-order final transcripts and indicate on the application to hold these transcripts for graduation. Transcripts will be mailed or faxed once the student's academic records reflect graduated status. Learn more about transcripts here.

ETS Proficiency Profile Exam Requirement
Three Rivers requires all students who will be graduating to take a the ETS Proficiency Profile Exit Exam.

The ETS exam is a 2.5 hour test covering reading, writing, math, and critical thinking with a short survey. Failure to take the ETS test will result in a student's diploma or certificate being withheld. For additional information on the ETS Proficiency Profile exam visit the Testing Registration page.

GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. Graduation Images can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or online at

All academic records are evaluated before diplomas are disbursed. Diplomas are mailed to graduates several days after the commencement ceremony is held. A copy of the student's transcript is included with each diploma.

Graduation Checklist
  1. Inform Enrollment Services of any changes in name or address.
  2. Complete a Graduation Application.
  3. Verify that all high school and college transcripts are on file and fill out application for final transcripts in the Office of Admissions.
  4. Complete the ETS Proficiency Profile Exam for graduation.
  5. Order commencement cap and gown, invitations, and photographs.
  6. Order optional commencement accessories such as rings and other memorabilia.
  7. Keep informed about commencement events and announcements.
  8. Invite family and friends to attend the special occasion.
  9. Attend commencement practice.
  10. Pick up cap and gown.
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