Friday, May 10, 2013
9:30 a.m. Credentials within the divisions of
Graduates should arrive by 8:45 a.m.
2:00 p.m. Credentials within all other academic divisions
Graduates should arrive by 1:15 p.m.
Graduation will be held at the Health and Physical Education Complex.
All candidates for graduation must complete the following to become an official candidate for graduation from BPCC:
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 finals April 26 - May 2, 2013. 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 May 3, 2013.
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 318-678-6335 or stop by A-217 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
In the BPCC Bookstore, caps and gowns for graduation are available, and announcements may be ordered.
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.
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.