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.

  2. Meet with your advisor to have a degree audit performed to ensure you meet all requirements for your degree or certificate.

  3. Return the completed Petition to Graduate Form and degree audit to the Registrar. Please note that if you do not turn in a Petition to Graduate form your diploma/certificate will not be ordered.

  4. 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 CAAP test.

  5. Pay the $30 exit exam fee to FSCC Business Office. Please note that if you had to take the Capstone course 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.