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Graduates at NACC Graduation 


Office of the Vice President/Dean of Instruction
PA 121  
Phone ext 2240
E- mail




Degrees are awarded at the end of Fall, Spring, or Summer and posted to student transcripts. Students who are scheduled to complete degree requirements by the end of the semester must submit their applications early that semester, by the deadline announced on the website and in student email.


The following are due in the Office of the Dean of Instruction before the deadline:

1. a copy of your Transfer Guide/Program Requirement sheet showing completed and in-progress credits, available from your advisor and signed by your advisor
2. a copy of your transcript, available from your advisor
3. a completed "Application for Degree" form, available from your advisor or one of these locations:

• Office of the Dean of Instruction, 121 Pendley
• Office of Workforce/Technical Division, 148 Pendley
• Office of Extended Day, 111 Pendley
• Admissions Office, 109 Student Center
• Textbooks, Etc., 100 Annex

4. payment:
  • NO CHARGE to have your degree posted on your transcript (but you still have to apply by following steps 1-3)
• $20 if you want a diploma with keepsake cover
• $36 to purchase your cap and gown if you want to participate in the annual ceremony in May
  If you pay by check, please make it payable to Northeast Alabama Community College. If you are a WIA or TRA student, please write “WIA” or “TRA” at the top of the application, and WIA or TRA will pay for one diploma, cap and gown.


The annual graduation ceremony in May is for every student who has earned a degree since the previous May. All graduates are encouraged to cross the stage and be honored in front of their family, friends, faculty members, and the public. To participate, complete the part of the "Application for Degree" form concerning cap and gown purchase, and you will be contacted about the exact date and time as May approaches.
DEGREES: A student shall be awarded the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technologies degrees upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the specific program as specified by the college granting the degree and the State Board of Education.

  • A student must:

    • Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours in an approved program of study, including prescribed general education courses.

    • Earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted at the institution. A course may be counted only once for purposes of meeting graduation requirements.

    • Complete at least 25 percent of semester credit hours at the institution granting the degree.

    • Provide official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Note: Transferred coursework accepted for credit toward an undergraduate degree must represent equivalent collegiate coursework relevant to the degree.

  • A student is not required to pay graduation fees or participate in commencement ceremonies in order to be designated as a graduate on the transcript.

  • The chief academic officer shall approve the formal award when the student meets all requirements for graduation.

  • Transcripts will not be provided to a student nor forwarded to any other institution or organization until after the student has fulfilled all financial obligations to the institution.

Graduation at Northeast Alabama Community CollegeEvery degree program has specific course requirements, available at either of the following locations on this website:

Program Requirements.