Upon registering for the final Carroll term, students must meet with an advisor to complete a graduation audit and apply for graduation. Students must apply to graduate
whether or not they participate in the graduation ceremony. Students
should periodically check-in with Advising, and apply early to assure
that the appropriate courses are completed to meet graduation and
Students who qualify for the Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine
Arts, Associate of Sciences, Associate of Applied Sciences, Associate of
Science in Engineering, or Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees and
have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to 3.500 or higher
are recognized at the commencement ceremony as graduating with honors
during the ceremony. These honor students wear a gold cord to signify
Alpha Beta Gamma (Business), Alpha Delta Nu (Nursing), Delta
Alpha Pi (students with disabilities), Phi Theta Kappa (two-year
college honors), Psi Beta (psychology), Hill Scholars, and Leadership
Challenge students wear special regalia during the commencement
ceremony. These students need to obtain honor garb from the honor
When diplomas are issued, official formal honors are noted on the diploma, as follows:
Students, who transfer prior to completing the associate degree, may
transfer appropriate credits back to Carroll to complete their
Carroll degree. Students in this situation must have taken at least 15
To transfer credits back to Carroll, send an official transcript to
the Records Office and see an adviser in A102 to complete a graduation
The University System of Maryland (USM) is working to facilitate
reverse transfer. The Carroll transcript request form allows students to
plan for reverse transfer by authorizing Carroll to request a
transcript from a USM institution, in a future term, and apply to
graduate from Carroll during the transfer process.
View the Transcript Request form or contact the Advising and Transfer Center at 410-386-8435 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about reverse transfer.
Mandatory Rehearsal: May 29, 2019, 1:00 pm, McDaniel College, Gill Center
At rehearsal, we will line up and practice. You will have an opportunity to pronounce your name for the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, have professional photos (single or group) taken by the photographer, enjoy a snack, and mingle with graduates and faculty.
Report to graduation by 1:00 pm for rehearsal. Please be on time. Pickup your name card. Line up in alphabetical order and wait for instructions from a Marshall. Pay attention if your card is marked with the wording “start new row.” After processing into the gym and taking your seat, you are to come to the platform on instruction from a Marshall. Please go to top of step and hand your name card to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Walk to the center of the platform to receive your diploma. Take the diploma in your left hard so you can shake hands with the President with your right hand (pause for a photo). Shake hands with the Chair of the Board of Trustees and continue off the platform. The photographer will take your picture and a Marshall will direct you back to your seat.
Below is a diagram for your walking from your seat to the stage and back to your seat after receiving your diploma.
Recessional is in the reverse order as the processional, following the instruction of the Marshalls.
May 29, 2019, McDaniel College, Gill Center. We start promptly at 3pm. Please ask your guests to arrive by 2:45! Doors Open to Guests at 2:15 pm. We encourage all students to stay at the Gill Center between the rehearsal and the ceremony.
Commencement Garb ordering and pickup is handled by the Records Office. You will indicate height and weight as you apply to graduate. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. If you would like someone else to pick up your garb, you will need to provide written permission (including your signature) for him/her or reply to email announcement with information about your designee. You or your designee must bring photo id.
These are the prices for available items:
(cap/tassel, gown, stole, and 10 graduation announcements)
(borrowed; return at diploma pick-up)
No tickets are needed for commencement.
Worn on right side on the cap prior to the ceremony.
We encourage students to decorate their caps for the ceremony.
Graduates will be sent photo proofs by Grad Images. Information at www.gradimages.comor email email@example.com.
Graduates needing assistance prior or during the ceremony may discuss their needs with the Records Office. For ceremony guests utilizing wheelchairs will be accommodated at the front of the auditorium. Please ask the ushers for direction—there is limited family seating in this area. The majority of guests should plan to sit in regular seating. Interpreters will sign during the ceremony. Interpreters will be located to the right of the stage.
If you have been awarded a merit scholarship from a 4-year institution and would like to be recognized at commencement, please submit a copy of your award letter to the Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carroll Community College has three graduations, August, December and May, with all graduates invited to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. August and December graduates participate in the following May commencement ceremony.
Name, degree and latin honors (if applicable) appear on your diploma. Majors appear on your transcript.
You will receive a commemorative picture and congratulations letter from the President in a Carroll Community College diploma cover. You do not receive your actual diploma on commencement day.
You will be emailed when your diploma is ready for pickup. August diplomas will be available in late August. December diplomas will be available in mid January. May diplomas will be available in early June.
Contact email@example.com for information on obtaining a diploma reprint.
Further Graduation/Commencement Questions – contact the Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Balance Questions – contact Cashier’s Office at email@example.com