Graduation

Summer Semester 2014 Graduation

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - All degrees

Graduates should arrive by 9:00 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony.

Graduation will be held at the Health and Physical Education Complex.

Graduation Policies and Procedures

All candidates for graduation must complete the following to become an official candidate for graduation from BPCC:

  • Schedule classes required for graduation with an academic advisor prior to registration. Complete the Application for Graduation with the academic advisor dean of the appropriate division when registering for required classes. This must be completed by Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Students who previously applied for graduation but who did not graduate must file another application the semester they plan to complete requirements. Once candidates for graduation have registered, they may not change their schedules without seeing their academic advisor.
  • Students who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony will be responsible for purchasing their caps and gowns from the BPCC Bookstore. All information for purchasing caps and gowns and ordering graduation announcements is found on the BPCC website in the BookstoreWill open new browser window or tabsection.
  • Any student who submits the Application for Graduation to the dean of the appropriate division is considered a candidate for graduation after the Associate Vice Chancellor of Planning and Instruction has verified the student’s degree requirements.
  • Complete procedural and curricular requirements. Graduating students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements.

NOTE: An application for graduation must be verified by appropriate college personnel prior to the student’s designation as an official candidate for graduation.

A candidate for graduation will not receive a degree until the above conditions are satisfied.

Graduating students will take their Session A and C finals July 17, 2014. Students with more than two finals in one day may request that an instructor allow them to take the final at another time. Students (including candidates for graduation) are not exempt from final examinations. All grades are due to the Registrar no later than noon on Friday, July 18, 2014.

BPCC conducts three graduation ceremonies each year - in July, December, and May. Information on BPCC transcripts is the official certification that students have been awarded academic certificates and degrees from the institution (not diplomas or certificates).

If you have any questions about your graduation status, you may contact the Associate Vice Chancellor of Planning and Instruction at 318-678-6348 or the Office of Academic Planning at 318-678-6049 or 318-678-6448 or stop by A-217 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

In the BPCC BookstoreWill open new browser window or tab, caps and gowns for graduation are available, and announcements may be ordered.

LCTCS - SUS Program Transfer Agreement:

LCTCS graduate completing a program of study for the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Associate of Science, and/or Associate of General Studies with a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale may enter Southern University and A&M College - Baton Rouge and/or Southern University - New Orleans as college juniors. This means LCTCS students' coursework will be taken by the receiving institution in total rather than on a course-by-course basis. However, upon transfer, the credentials of those LCTCS graduates that choose to pursue baccalaureate degrees in specialized programs, such as engineering or computer science, will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine future/additional requirements for completion of the degree. Consult with an advisor/counselor on campus for a complete list of specialized programs and other requirements.

Voter Registration Public Law 105-244:

As part of the 1998 Higher Education Re-authorization Act, colleges are required to provide Louisiana mail voter registration application forms to all enrolled students. Forms are available at BPCC from the Office of Student Affairs, A-220.