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Graduation is not automatic. You Must Apply.
Three Rivers awards the Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS) degrees and certificates to qualified candidates as authorized by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.
Three Rivers accepts applications and certifies student eligibility for graduation three times each year following the fall and spring semesters and at the end of the summer session. You must submit your completed graduation application by the dates below:
Graduation Application Deadlines
Spring (May) Graduation – Apply by November 15
Summer (August) Graduation – Apply by March 15 (walk in the current year Spring ceremony)
Fall (December) Graduation – Apply by June 15 (walk in the next Spring ceremony
Graduation Application Procedure
- Meet with your academic advisor
- Why do I need to meet with my advisor? Your advisor will do a preliminary graduation audit. Your advisor will be checking that every course has been completed and that you are registering for the outstanding requirements in your last semester
- What is a preliminary graduation audit? The audit is the final update of your Plan of Study
- Complete the Graduation Application form
- Attach the preliminary graduation audit to the graduation application form with your advisor and your signature
- Submit the completed application to the Registrar’s Office
- The Registrar’s Office will conduct the final graduation audit
- You will be notified of any missing courses
- All graduates are invited to attend the annual commencement ceremony held in the Spring
- Applications are available online Graduation application and at the Registrar’s Office Room A115
When is my diploma available?
Graduates will be notified by mail of their official graduation status and will be advised of diploma pick up times.
- Spring graduates – August 1st – approximate pick-up date
- Summer graduates – November 1st – approximate pick-up date
- Fall graduates – March 1st – approximate pick-up date
Graduation Honors Policy
- 3.9 to 4.0 grade point average – Summa Cum Laude or Highest Honors
- 3.7 to 3.89 grade point average – Magna Cum Laude or High Honors
- 3.4 to 3.69 grade point average – Cum Laude or Honors
PLEASE NOTE: An incomplete grade for any class during the semester will make a student ineligible for honors at time of graduation. An incomplete (I) is a temporary grade assigned by a faculty member at the end of a semester when the student has agreed to complete missing coursework or assignments. Extenuating circumstances such as illness are required for such a postponement of a final grade, and the student must complete the work by the 10th week of the next regular semester or the Incomplete grade will automatically convert to an “F”.
Students who do not qualify for graduation in the semester for which they apply should notify the Registrar’s Office if they want to graduate in the next semester.
Degree Evaluation – Unofficial
Unofficial degree evaluation is an electronic tool to help students with course selection and degree requirements. Your completed courses, transfer credit and in-progress courses will be applied to your current plan of study or, if you wish, to a different degree plan. It is available to students at http://my.commnet.edu by selecting:
- Banner Self Service
- Student Records
- Student Degree Evaluation