Office of the Registrar

Graduation Information

GraduationLocated in Shuster Hall, Room 105. Telephone: 718-960-7474

The Graduation area audits a student's course work to ensure satisfaction of the College's requirements for graduation.

Important Notice

Commencement Ceremony

The Graduation Ceremony for the Fall, Spring and Summer graduation candidates is held on the last days of May or early June. Check the Spring academic calendar for the latest information. 

Ordering Caps & Gowns

The website to order your Cap & Gown will close on Tuesday, April 8th. Participants in the Commencement Ceremony must wear appropriate academic attire. Caps and gowns are required. They may be purchased through the College Bookstore. To order a cap and gown please visit the following link:

Graduation Application Deadlines:

Last date to file Graduation Date Diploma Distribution
March 28, 2014 May 29, 2014 August 2014

June 2, 2014

September 1, 2014 December 2014

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation, students must satisfy the following requirements:

Bachelor's Degree                                               

  • (120) cumulative credits
  • (30) credits in “Overall Residency”
  • At least ½ the number of credits in the declared major for “Major Residency”
  • All “General Education” requirements completed
  • All “Major” requirements completed
  • (2.0) GPA in declared Major
  • (2.0) GPA in overall credits completed

Master's Degree

  • At least (30) cumulative credits
  • At least ½ total graduate credits OR (18) credits in “Residency” (whichever is greater)
  • All “Major” requirements completed
  • (3.0) GPA in declared Major
  • (3.0) GPA in overall credits completed

Online Application Instructions

Filing for Graduation

Graduation Applications are being accepted ONLINE via CUNYfirst.

A student who expects to graduate at the end of any given semester must file an online application for graduation by the deadline posted each semester.

Kindly check your @ LC.CUNY.Edu email for the Graduation Invitation and Online Application Instructions.  Students MUST clear all negative service indicators before graduation.

Any student who may not meet the requirements to graduate will be withdrawn for the current graduation period.  Students may re-apply in any subsequent semester in which graduation is anticipated.

Incomplete Policy

Undergraduates: Incomplete (INC) grades must be resolved prior to the date of graduation. Students are responsible for contacting appropriate instructors regarding completion of course work and submission of final grades. INC grades still pending at the end of the semester following the one in which they were earned will be converted to a 'FIN' grade. All F, FIN, or WU grades will remain on a student's transcript and can never be changed after graduation.

Graduate Students: Graduation candidates who do not intend to complete the course work to clear an incomplete grade MUST sign a form in the Graduation Office.


Once your record has been audited for completion of program, your diploma may be obtained through one of the following methods:

  • You may pick-up your diploma in the Office of the Registrar, Shuster Hall Room 108. Please call in advance (718) 960.8526
  • You may mail in a request to have your diploma mailed to your home or work

Please be sure to verify and update your address in the system. You may update your address online on CUNYfirst, in person or at the Records & Transcripts Office (Shuster Hall, Room 106) or by mail.

Please download the Authorization Letter for diploma pick-up.

Your diploma and complimentary student transcript will be held at the Office of the Registrar if you have a negative service indicator.

Last modified: Apr 22, 2014

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