Are you ready to graduate?

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Summer 2023 Graduation Application Now Open!
We’ll take you through the process -- from applying for graduation to receiving your diploma.

Graduation Application Deadline:

Term Deadline Date for Applications
Fall 2023 October 6, 2023
Spring 2024 March 4, 2024
Summer 2023 June 6, 2023

*Applications received after the deadline are processed for the following semester.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete all program requirements and elective courses required as specified in the college catalog for that curriculum. The catalog used to determine graduation requirements is the one in effect at the time of the student’s acceptance into a curriculum or any subsequent catalog as selected by the student.

If you have transferred credits from other colleges, make sure that you have completed 25% of your credit hours at Paul D. Camp Community College.

You must earn a grade point average of at least 2.0 in your curriculum. For specified programs, a grade point average of at least 2.5 is required. Honor eligibility is based on your cumulative grade point average.

Steps to Graduation

Graduation Steps

Before you submit your graduation application, meet with your academic counselor/advisor to ensure you:

  • Are listed in the correct program plan and catalog year
  • Have completed or are registered for all remaining course work required for your plan
  • Apply for the appropriate graduation term
  • Verify/update your MyCamp mailing address

Are you READY to Graduate?

  • Have you completed at least 80 percent of a degree/certificate program?
  • Have you completed 25% of your credit hours at Camp Community College
  • Is your grade point average 2.0?

If yes to the questions above, reach out to your Faculty Advisor and access your Academic Advisement Transcript.

How do I view my Advisor?

How to Access my Academic Advisement Transcript?

Apply for Graduation
All students must submit a graduation application by the deadline date for the semester in order to graduate. Please click the instructions button below before completing the Graduation Application Form.

What Happens Next?

Once you submit your graduation application, you will receive a graduation status message up to six weeks after the application deadline to your VCCS email account. The graduation status message will indicate one of the following:

All Requirements Met

Pending Requirements

Missing Requirements

Honors Designation

3.20 - 3.49: Cum Laude (with high honor)
3.50 - 3.79: Magna Cum Laude (with higher honor)
3.80 - 4.00: Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor)

Spring honors cannot be designated until final grades are posted and degrees/certificates are awarded. Honors designations will be posted to the student’s transcript.

There is no application fee. If a student files an application for graduation, but does not graduate, the student must resubmit another application for a later graduation date.

If you are applying for more than one degree or certificate, make sure you check each credential before submitting the application. You can only submit one application per semester.


What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement Ceremony?

  • Graduation is the final completion of degree/certificate requirements and being conferred an academic degree.
  • Commencement is the celebration of your graduation. This is when you cross the stage in your cap and gown and get acknowledged for your accomplishments by the college, your family, friends, and fellow classmates.

CCC holds a Commencement Ceremony once a year in May. If you submitted a graduation application for the Summer, Fall term or Spring term and have completed the requirements to graduate, you can participate in the May commencement. 

While there is no fee for graduation, students must purchase a cap and gown for the ceremony.

Details about the 2023 Commencement ceremony will be forthcoming.

The Commencement will be held on May 12, 2023.


Regalia is mandatory for participation in Commencement. 

Communication will be sent out via student email to all potential graduates when regalia is ready to be ordered. 

Graduation regalia can be purchased in the Follett Bookstore. The Bookstore personnel will make sure you get the appropriate cap, gown, and tassel for graduation.

Distributions of Degrees, Certificates, and Career Studies Certificates

In approximately 10 to 12 weeks after each semester ends, the graduate will receive a notice via their VCCS email notifying them when their degree or certificate is ready for pick-up in the Office of Admissions/College Registrar Office. All financial obligations with Camp Community College must be cleared before picking up degrees and certificates.

Appointment request are processed within 36 business hours from receipt of the request, except orders placed on weekends, holidays, and peak times during the semester.

If you are requesting Degree pick-up at the Suffolk or Smithfield center, make appointments at least 24 hours from the time you make the appointment.

To pick up your degree please complete the Diploma pick-up form.

Replacement Degree:

Replacements: Diplomas which have been lost, damaged, destroyed, or never received may be approved for replacement. Requests for extra diplomas are not approved. Replacement diplomas will bear the signatures of the current officials of Camp Community College and the Virginia Community College System. Approved replacement diplomas are sent free of charge.