Ready for Graduation?

As you register for your final courses to fulfill degree or certificate requirements, submit an Application for Graduation. The “Apply to Graduate” process notifies the Registrar’s Office when you plan to complete degree or certificate requirements. We evaluate your record to ensure you are on track to graduate as planned. 

Spring and Summer 2024 applications will be in WebOpus. Fall 2024 Graduation applications will be in Workday. Stay tuned for more information!

All degree- and certificate-seeking students must apply to graduate.

The Registrar's Graduation Guide

Application for Graduation deadlines

We can consider your in-progress coursework in our evaluation and let you know if a schedule change is necessary to keep you on track before Census Date of your final semester.

  • Fall Graduation (December): May 1
  • Spring Graduation (May): December 1
  • Summer Graduation (July): December 1

You can apply to graduate throughout the term, but delaying this process means you will miss out on essential graduation communications and may be unable to have your name in the Commencement Program.  

Commencement Program Deadline

You must apply to graduate and have your application approved by the Registrar’s Office for your name to be in the Commencement Program. The deadline is usually in early November (for Fall Commencement) and early April (for Spring Commencement). 


1. Make any changes to your program
2. Register for your last semester of classes
3. Run a degree audit in Workday
4. Submit your Application for Graduation
5. Graduation Fee
6. Check your FLC email for your application status
*Application to Graduation Appeals
**Exceptions to Graduation Requirements

The difference between Graduation & Commencement


You officially complete your degree requirements and earn your degree. The Registrar's Office confirms you have completed your degree requirements after processing final grades. Diplomas are sent out approximately 6-8 weeks after the term ends—unless you have holds on your account.

Learn more about diplomas & transcripts


Commencement is the ceremony friends and family attend for graduating students. You wear regalia, walk across the stage, shake hands with the College president, and celebrate! We hold commencement in December and in late April or early May. Spring and Summer graduates join the April/May ceremony.

Get details for the next Commencement ceremony

Contact us

Skyhawk Station

Phone: 970-247-7301
Drop-in: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday


Skyhawk Station staff will check you in and guide you to a self-service kiosk or connect you with a Skyhawk Specialist or Advisor.