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Graduation Ceremony

Students completing a degree, diploma or certificate in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 are eligible to apply for graduation and participate in the annual commencement ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to graduate?

Online, using your TTC Express account - TTC Express for Credit Students>Academic Profile>Application For Graduation

What time is the ceremony?

There will likely be more than one ceremony. The times are to be determined, but one will probably be early afternoon with another early evening. This information will be shared in mid to late March via TTC social media and your my.tridenttech.edu student email account. 

Will my guests need tickets to enter?

All graduates will be issued tickets (amount to be determined) for themselves and their guests. In accordance with coliseum, local, and state guidelines, tickets will assign a specific section and seat (assigned seating). Seating will be spaced a safe distance apart in pods to help protect all in attendance.

Will I need a parking pass?

No, parking should not be an issue.

Will a family member in need of special seating (ADA) be able to attend?

Of course! Please email graduation@tridenttech.edu, and we will route you to the appropriate Graduation Committee member for assistance. 

Will the event be streamed?

Yes. More info to come.

Can I use my pending financial aid refund to purchase regalia?

The book purchase period for Spring 2 is March 1-19. You CAN use your financial aid bookstore credit to purchase graduation regalia.

Diplomas

Graduates receive a diploma cover during the graduation ceremony. The Registrar's office issues actual diplomas approximately six weeks after the semester that the graduates complete their program of study. To receive your diploma, you must have completed a graduation application. Graduates will receive an email in their my.tridenttech.edu email account when their diploma or certificate is available for pick-up. The Registrar's office will mail diplomas to graduates who are unable to pick up their diploma or certificate after two weeks of receiving email.

To order a replacement diploma, complete a Duplicate Diploma Request Form and submit it to the Registrar's office. The cost of each replacement diploma is $10.

Honors

TTC grants academic recognition to students who complete 30 or more credit hours with the appropriate cumulative grade point average. 

Honors Designation Cumulative GPA**
Summa Cum Laude 3.95 - 4.000
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 - 3.949
Cum Laude 3.60 - 3.749

Graduates participating in the graduation ceremony who have earned honors will receive an honors medallion to be worn during the commencement ceremony. Graduates in Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Mu Gamma with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA wear college-approved honor society regalia.

Bookstore

The TTC Bookstore staff commends you on your achievement. Graduation regalia (cap, gown and tassel) is required for all students participating in the 2021 graduation ceremony. You can purchase your graduation regalia in-store and online. The last day to purchase/order your 2021 graduation regalia is March 19.

 Contact Information

For questions, contact us at graduation@tridenttech.edu.

High School Night 

Missed the presentation? Click the image below to view the PowerPoint slides.

High School Night Slide.

 Important Information for Graduation Ceremony Attendees!

The North Charleston Coliseum has a new bag policy in effect that regulates the size and types of bags allowable. Do not bring unacceptable type bags or you will have to return them to your vehicle. For details about allowable sizes and clear bag policy, click here.