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Graduation Information

Degree and Certificate Completion

Completion of degree and certificate requirements is determined by the Graduation Department of the Office of Student Records.

  • Students, in conjunction with their advisors, should monitor their progress online at You can run your degree audit online at

Is your Academic Program correct? You can request a change by filing a program change request. Download the Academic Program Change form.

  • Students must file an Application for Degree or Certificate no sooner than one term before expected completion of requirements.
  • An official evaluation will be provided within six to eight weeks for students who apply for a degree or a certificate. All questions regarding the evaluation should be directed to the Graduation Department, (630) 942-3829.


Commencement is held annually on the last day of spring term. All students who earn a degree or certificate in the academic year (fall term through summer term) may participate in the ceremony. In order to have your name listed in the Commencement program, your application must be submitted to the Office of Student Records by March 15.


Printed diplomas are mailed to graduates 6 to 8 weeks after the end of the semester. If you would prefer to pick up your diploma, please indicate that in the address field when you submit your Application for Degree or Certificate. We will contact you when it is ready for pick up. Printed diplomas are free of charge.

Diploma covers are given to graduates at the Commencement Ceremony. If you are not attending the ceremony, you are welcome to pick up your diploma cover at the Office of Student Records. Diploma covers are also free of charge.

Certified Electronic Diplomas are now an option available to graduates. There is a $10.95 fee per diploma.

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are indicated on the college transcript and are designated as follows in three categories: Highest Honors is awarded to students earning a minimum of 40 credits at College of DuPage and a cumulative College of DuPage grade point average of 4.00. High Honors is awarded to students with a cumulative College of DuPage grade point average of 3.60 to 4.00. Honors is awarded to students with a cumulative College of DuPage grade point average of 3.20 to 3.59. Graduation honors are determined from the cumulative grade point average in the semester in which the student completes degree requirements. Students must take at least eight (8) semester hours of credit for letter grades (excluding "S") to be eligible for honors recognition at graduation.


Contact Information

Office of Student Records
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2150

Regular Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-3838
FAX: (630) 942-3693
Prerequisites: (630) 942-2260

Email contacts:
Student Records:
Official COD Transcripts:
Transcript Evaluation:
High School Transcripts:

Individuals who need language assistance, please call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or email