Graduation InformationThree Rivers confers degrees in completed programs in May and December of each year. Students who meet all program requirements should complete the application for graduation below. Applications should be submitted by February 1 for May graduation and October 1 for December graduation.
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.
The official Graduation Application can be completed by filling out the form below. Once the form is submitted, the academic record is evaluated by the Registrar and students are notified via myMAIL of further direction.
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 3.50-3.69 will be designated Cum Laude. Students who are granted a degree with an overall grade point average of 3.70-3.89 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.
Students are not required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, however we encourage you to do so. An email will be sent to potential graduates mid-March requesting comfirmation of participation in the ceremony. If you are participating, you will need to submit measurements for your cap and gown at that time. There is no charge for the cap and gown. However, if you order a cap and gown and do not pick it up or do not participate in the commencement ceremony, you will be charged $50.
ETS Proficiency Profile Exam Requirement
All students who are graduating with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Applied Science, or General Education Certificate must complete the ETS Exit Exam for the college. The ETS exam is a nationally-normed exit exam that assists the college in evaluating our efforts in successfully educating our graduates. You will have several dates throughout the semester to choose from and ALL students must complete the ETS Exit Exam to receive their diploma. If you have previously taken the ETS or CAAP exams, you will not need to take it again.
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.
The Technical Skills Assessment (TSA) is a separate exam that is required as part of the program completion for AAS degrees in Accounting Technology, Agribusiness, Business Management, Early Childhood Development, Forestry, IST - Microcomputer, Executive, Legal, or Medical, or Medical Billing and Coding option. If you have previously taken this exam, you will not need to take it again.
The TSA exam is a 2.5 hour test covering reading, writing, math, and critical thinking with a short survey. Failure to take the TSA exam will result in a student's diploma or certificate being withheld. For additional information on the TSA exam visit the Testing Registration page.
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.
All academic records are evaluated before diplomas are disbursed. Diplomas are printed and held on campus for one week for those who wish to pick up their diploma. After one week, all remaining diplomas are mailed to the student's address of record. Please confirm your correct mailing address through your student portal on myTRCC.