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    Des Moines Area Community College
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Student Handbook

Graduation


Degree Audit Report (Degree Works)

The Degree Audit is a tool used to analyze students’ progress toward program completion. Students can view their Degree Audit online on the Web Info System.

Graduation Requirements

All requirements of the chosen program must be satisfied per DMACC Educational Services Procedure ES 4592 . If program requirements are not satisfied within five years of the first semester of enrollment in their program of study, students can no longer use the requirements effective at the time they initially enrolled in their program and must complete the program requirements effective at the time of their graduation. It is the responsibility of the students to know and to observe the requirements of their curriculum and the rules governing academic work (ES 4592 ).

Application For Graduation & Commencement

Candidates for graduation must complete an Application For Graduation in order to receive their diploma. Students who do not complete requirements for graduation in the semester for which they applied must submit a new application. Students who plan to participate in one of the annual commencement ceremonies must indicate their intent on the Application For Graduation. There is no graduation fee. Students who plan to receive more than one degree, diploma or certificate need to complete a graduation application for each program. Candidates for graduation should submit their applications to the Credentials/Graduation Office by the dates below or online at www.dmacc.edu/graduation.

Fall November 18   Spring March 1
Summer March 1*   Summer June 1

*If student plans to participate in the annual commencement ceremonies.

Students who graduate at the end of Fall and Spring semesters or Summer terms are invited to participate in the annual commencement ceremonies in May. Participation in commencement ceremonies is free of charge.

Diplomas

Diplomas are mailed to students six weeks after final grades are posted.

DMACC Alumni Association

DMACC has an active Alumni Association. Headed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Association strives to maintain contact with and provide services and benefits to alumni and friends. Through annual fundraising activities, the Association provides scholarships to eligible DMACC students. For more information or to join, contact the Alumni Association Office at 515-965-7331, email alumni@dmacc.edu or visit www.dmacc.edu/alumni.