Graduation Office
Campus Center: A-1020
Phone: (815) 280-2764

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Apply for Graduation

Student Receiving their Diploma

In order to graduate, make sure you meet all of the graduation requirements then follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the online application for graduation.
  2. All graduation correspondence will be sent to your JJC email account regarding your graduation status.
  3. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing application.

Most delays in processing graduation applications are caused by the applicant not applying for the correct degree. Check with an adviser, counselor and/or college catalog to determine the correct degree.

Application Deadlines

In order to be awarded a JJC degree or certificate, you must apply for graduation and adhere to the deadlines for the month in which you wish to graduate.

  • May 2016 application deadline:  March 24, 2016
  • August 2016 application deadline:  July 7, 2016
  • December 2016 application deadline:  October 31, 2016

JJC commencement ceremony is held once a year in May. Applicants graduating in August and December may choose to participate in the May ceremony if they desire.