Petition to Graduate

Petition to Graduate

All students must petition to graduate during the semester of graduation by completing the Petition to Graduate form. Students must meet with their advisor, complete a degree audit, and turn in the petition to graduate form to the Registrar. Next, students must pay the appropriate graduation fees and take the appropriate exit exam.


It is important to begin this process early in the semester you plan to graduate. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all paperwork is completed by the appropriate deadline as shown below. It is your responsibility to make sure the completed Petition to Graduate form is submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the appropriate deadline.

I plan to graduate in: Petition to Graduate form due by:
Fall November 1
Spring March 1
Summer July 1

Please note:

  • FSCC Registrar's Office will make the final determination in accepting your education credits.

  • You must meet ALL the requirements as listed in the catalog year for your program sheet.

  • If your petition is denied, it will be your responsibility to reapply for graduation in a subsequent semester. Your intent to graduate does not automatically move to a later graduation date.

  • Your diploma will be mailed to the Diploma Address as provided on your Petition to Graduate form. If you have any address changes, it is your responsibility to notify the Registrar's Office.

Steps to Complete

  1. Complete the Petition to Graduate form. This is required to have your degree/certificate posted to your transcript and in order to receive your diploma.This form must be filled out even if you do not plan to participate in the graduation ceremony.

  2. Meet with your advisor to have a degree audit performed to ensure you meet all requirements for your degree or certificate.You don’t need to turn in a copy of your degree audit unless your advisor feels it is necessary.

  3. Make arrangements to take the Exit Exam.
    If you are graduating with a certificate only, the exit exam is not required. Students who are receiving an Associate of Applied Science Degree should complete the WorkKeys assessment. Students who are receiving an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of General Studies degree should complete the ETS Proficiency Profile Exam.

  4. Pay the $30 exit exam fee to business office. Please note that if you had to take the Capstone course (EDU2301, NUR2531, HDT2064, AGT2033) in order to complete your degree, you do not need to pay the $30 Exit Exam fee because your account has already been billed for that exam. If you are receiving a certificate only, the $30 fee is not required.