Graduate Level Application for Graduation

Important Information

Once your application has been processed and you are registered for all remaining courses required to complete your degree, a Graduating Senior Hold will be placed on your account.  You will be contacted through your student email should there be any discrepancies or questions arise.

Information pertaining to graduation (i.e., order and purchase of gown; time, date, and location of ceremonies; ticket availability, etc.) will be posted on the Commencement page of the LCU website, as the information becomes available.  It is the student’s responsibility to regularly check the Commencement page for this information, beginning on January 1st.

Students who meet graduation requirements are expected to participate in Commencement.  Students who do not participate in Commencement will be assessed an additional handling fee of $100 and a hold will be placed on their account.  Persons with extenuating circumstances may request special permission, by emailing academic.affairs@lcuniversity, to be excused from attending Commencement (the approval of a non-attendance request does not waive the $100 fee).

A student will not be awarded his/her degree if he/she owes any fees or has any hold on his/her account, including, but not limited to Business Office Holds, Financial Aid Holds (Financial Aid Exit Survey), and Library Holds.  Students should check on portal or with the Registrar’s Office prior to graduation to be certain all holds have been removed and any outstanding fees have been satisfied.

December graduate diplomas will not be available until the Commencement in May.  Diplomas not distributed at Commencement must be picked up from the Registrar’s Office, unless the student lives more than 50 miles from the LCU campus and submits an email request for their diploma to be mailed, along with the mailing address provided in the email.

The deadline for submission of your Application for Graduation is the last day to Add/Drop for the semester that you will be completing your degree.  An additional $100 late fee will be assessed to students who submit the application more than 10 days after the stated deadline.

Graduate Level Application for Graduation

Full Legal Name(Required)
Please type your FULL LEGAL NAME as you wish it to be printed on you diploma. Type carefully, as our office cannot be responsible for typographical errors submitted. (If requested diploma name is different from the name in your Student Information, a Name Change Request with legal documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office prior to final exams.)
What is your LC Student ID Number?
Anticipated Academic Year and Term of Graduation?(Required)
What is your anticipated Academic Year and Term of Graduation?
Anticipated Degree?(Required)

What is your anticipated degree? (If more than one choice is currently applicable, please list both the anticipated degrees in the "Other" option.)
What is your current cumulative GPA as listed on your unofficial transcript? (You can view your unofficial transcript under the student tab in portal)
Received a Grade Lower than a "B" Toward Your Degree?(Required)
Have you earned any grades lower that a "B" toward this degree on your transcript?
What is your official LC Email address?
Please list a secondary (personal) email address.
Please list your mobile phone number WITH AREA CODE. This will be used to send you important notices about Commencement. If none, write "none."
Mailing Address(Required)
Enter your permanent mailing address (street name and number or PO Box)
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Upload a copy of your COMPLETED self-audit form. Self-audit forms for your degree plan are available on the registrar page of the Louisiana College website under "Graduate Student Resources." {Non-anonymous question©)*
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Upload a copy of the receipt of payment of the $100 Graduation Application fee. If this is a late application, please submit a copy of both the $100 application fee receipt and the $100 late fee receipt. For directions on how to pay the $100 application fee please visit: Contact the Business Office at 318-487-7452 for information about how to pay the late fee if applicable. (Non-anonymous question)