Graduation Information

You should apply for graduation once you have enrolled in the final courses you need for your degree or certificate.

File an application for graduation with the college from which you plan to graduate. Even if you have finished your official program of study, filling out the application for graduation is the only way to ensure you receive your certificate or diploma.

This form informs the college when you will be completing your degree or certificate, and how you would like your name to appear on your diploma or certificate of completion.

If you have met all TSI requirements, degree/certificate and graduation requirements (including up-to-date copies of transcripts from all colleges attended outside the DCCCD), you will be awarded your degree or certificate of completion at the end of the appropriate term.

You must complete 25% of the total credit hours within your degree or certificate at the college awarding the degree or certificate.

For more detailed information about degree and certificate requirements for graduation, see the catalog.

The best time to apply for graduation is during the semester you intend to complete your coursework (or be within 9 credit hours of completion). This means that you have met (or are in the process of meeting) all TSI requirements, degree/certificate, and graduation requirements. Graduation applications should be submitted by the District submission deadline listed below.

Term Application Timeline and Deadline

The last day to submit your graduation application for the Spring semester is March 4, 2020. Summer graduates participating in the Spring commencement will also need to submit their graduation application by this deadline.

If you miss the application deadline, you will be asked to apply for graduation the following semester. Note: each college may graduate current and former students who have met all requirements with or without a student’s permission.

Summer 2019

April 23- May 31

Fall 2019

April 15-Sept. 27

Spring 2020

November 18-March 4

Summer 2020

April 24-May 27


Graduation Commencement Ceremony

2019 Eastfield College Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at:

Curtis Culwell Center
4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
Garland, Texas  75040


If you are unable to attend, join us during the ceremony's live stream.