Summer Graduation Information


Diplomas Awarded - August 23, 2018
Deadline for Applying - July 20, 2018
You may pick up your diploma beginning Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the President's Office Building #5

2018 is our 50th Graduating Class!

In order to graduate from Luzerne County Community College upon completion of a credit program and receive a degree, certificate or diploma, students must apply for Graduation by the published deadline. Applications are not accepted after the deadline date. Each student must complete an application whether he/she is attending or is not attending the Commencement ceremony. Luzerne County Community College grants degrees, certificates and diplomas in credit programs only at the end of the spring semester and at the close of the summer session in August.


One formal Graduation ceremony is held annually, at the close of the spring semester in May. Students who have completed requirements at the end of the previous summer or fall, in addition to those who have completed their requirements in the spring semester, are invited to take part in the annual Commencement ceremony. Students granted their degree, certificate or diplomas at the end of the summer session in August are forwarded their diplomas by mail.


In order to qualify for a degree, certificate or diploma, a student must attain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 and satisfy all requirements of his/her program of study.


In the event a student meets the minimum grade point average of 2.0 and meets all but six credits or less of his/her degree, certificate or diploma program requirements, he/she may participate in the May commencement provided the following conditions are met:

  • The student has registered for the required course(s) for the subsequent summer session by May 1.
  • the student has paid the tuition for the required course(s) for the subsequent summer session by May 1.

The President's Office may approve registration for the required course(s) for the fall term if the College does not offer the required course(s) in the subsequent summer session.


Students enrolling in a program may follow the catalog in place at the time of their initial enrollment to determine their qualification for graduation providing they have not missed two or more consecutive semesters. Students may always select the catalog in place at the time of their graduation.

In the event a student is enrolled in one of the Health Sciences programs that ends in the subsequent summer session (precluding him/her from completing the program in the Spring), and that student meets the minimum grade point average for his/her curriculum, he/she may participate in the annual Commencement ceremony in May.


Students who participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony in May prior to completion of their program will be granted their degree, certificate or diploma upon the successful completion of the program and will be forwarded their diplomas by mail at the end of the Summer Session in August.

Degree requirements as stated in the catalog must be satisfied prior to the selected graduation date.

Students uncertain as to whether they are ready to apply should make an appointment with an academic advisor by calling 1-800-377-5222, ext. 7451 or ext. 7452 or log into WebAdvisor and review your degree audit. Follow the instructions listed on our Student Intranet's Document Space section under "Are you ready to apply for graduation?".


A diploma isn't just a piece of paper - it represents all your efforts and accomplishments. Here's how to get yours:
Complete the on-line application for graduation form by the deadline date of July 20, 2018 for receiving your diploma in August.

Graduation Application - Log Into WebAdvisor and Apply Online Now!

How will I know if I'm considered a potential graduate?
You will receive a notification of potential graduate eligibility letter in the mail and by email on or about the fourth week of classes.

What happens if I think I'm going to graduate, but I don't get the letter?
Contact the President's Office, in building #5 or phone (570) 740-0344 or email jminor@luzerne.edu

If I get the letter, does this mean I'll graduate?
No, after you complete the on-line application for graduation, the Academic Affairs Office ((570) 740-0422) will review your records to see if you have completed all the requirements for your particular program of study. If you do not meet the requirements, you will receive a letter informing you that your evaluation was reviewed and that we found you do not meet the requirements for graduation.

How will I know if I meet all requirements for graduation?
You can review your Academic Evaluation on WebAdvisor. Follow the instructions listed on our Student Intranet's Document Space section ("Are you ready to apply for graduation?"). After you review your Academic Evaluation, and you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor.

If I need to change my graduation date or change my major, do I need to reapply for graduation?
No, contact the President's Office in building #5 or by phone at (570) 740-0344 or by email at jminor@luzerne.edu.

If I have further questions, whom should I contact?
Counseling Department - If you need to discuss meeting the requirements for graduation or advise on course selection for future semesters should be directed to the Counseling Department. 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7451 or ddennis@luzerne.edu

Academic Affairs - Questions concerning qualifications, academic transcripts, incomplete grades and variances. 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7422 or pgorham@luzerne.edu

President's Office - All other questions concerning graduation should be directed to the President's Office, Bldg #5. (570) 740-0344 or jminor@luzerne.edu