Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Graduation Information

The Summer 2022 Graduation Application is now open and will close on June 20th.

Please note: All Summer 2022 Potential Graduates please double check the end date of your courses. If ALL of your courses end on or before July 16th, you should apply for Summer 1 Graduation. If at least ONE of your courses ends after July 16th, you should apply for Summer 2 Graduation.

All Summer 2022 potential graduates (Summer 1 and Summer 2) must have no more than 2 remaining course requirements to complete to be eligible to participate in Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

The last day to apply for Summer Graduation and be eligible to participate in Commencement is: May 2nd, 11:59pm. Any applications received after this date will still be reviewed for graduation, however they will not participate in the ceremony. 

 

Apply Now to Graduate

January 3, 2022

First day of Winter 2022 Session classes

January 5, 2022

Last day for adjusting Winter 2022 Session schedules (add/drop)

January 24, 2022

First day of Spring 2022 classes

February 2, 2022

Last day for adjusting Spring 2022 schedules (add/drop)

March 21, 2022

Last day to Apply for Spring 2022 Graduation

April 4, 2022

Summer 2022 Application opens

May 2, 2022

Last day For Summer Grads to apply for Graduation AND be Eligible for Commencement Ceremony

May 19, 2022

Spring 2022 Conferral Date 

May 26, 2022

Commencement Ceremony 

June 6, 2022

First day of Summer 1 2022 classes

June 9, 2022

Last day for adjusting Summer 1 2022 schedule (add/drop)

June 20, 2022

Last day to Apply for Summer 2022 Graduation

July 4, 2022

Fall 2022 Application Opens 

July 16, 2022

Last day of Summer 1 2022 classes

July 18, 2022

First day of Summer 2 2022 classes

July 20, 2022

Last day for adjusting Summer 2 schedule (add/drop)

August 27, 2022

Lasy day of Summer 2 2022 classes

September 6, 2022   

First day of Fall 2022 classes 

Graduation is the date or term in which you have completed your program. You can graduate in any of the following terms: Fall, Spring, Summer 1 and Summer 2. Commencement is the ceremony that takes place to recognize the current graduates, past graduates and future graduates of that year. Commencement takes place every May.

Please note: Students who have 2 courses or fewer to complete in the summer must register for summer classes and submit the summer graduation application before the May 2nd deadline, if they want to participate in Commencement. The Academic Records Office will review the student's record and send a communication to the student's BHCC email when the review is complete. 

To find out more information about the ceremony, cap and gowns and any other details please visit the Commencement page at https://www.bhcc.edu/commencement/ 

Students are awarded the Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree, if they:

  • Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (exclusive of developmental courses) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 (exclusive of developmental courses).  Each program of study lists the total credits required for completion.
  • Earn a minimum of 15 credits through courses enrolled and successfully completed at BHCC (25% of the total credits for the program of study must be earned at BHCC).
  • Complete all program requirements.
  • Meet all requirements of the College, including payment of any outstanding financial obligations and submission of state-mandated immunization requirements.

BHCC diplomas say either Associate in Science or Associate in Arts; the program of study appears on the official BHCC transcript.

To qualify for a BHCC certificate, complete all course requirements for the certificate with a minimum of 25 percent of the required credit hours successfully completed at BHCC with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 (exclusive of developmental courses).

If you are not sure if you are getting close to graduation:

  • Run a Program Evaluation in your MyBHCC account.
  • Direct questions to:
    • assigned Advisor; or
    • Department Chair; or
    • meet with an Advisor in the LifeMap Commons, room E235.

Students can complete the online Graduation Application. Sign in to BHCCselfservice 
Download the Graduation Application Instructions

Students may apply to earn additional degrees and certificates. To qualify, complete the required courses for each degree, as well as a minimum of 15 credit hours beyond the first and any subsequent degrees. After completing a graduation application, email graduation@bhcc.edu to request to be evaluated for the completion of more than one program.

Students enrolled in a certificate or degree program who anticipate completing all program requirements should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate graduating or in the semester prior to their anticipated graduation.

If you are going to finish all requirements in:Apply to Graduate:
Summer (July or August) April - June 
Fall (December) July- October
Spring (May or June) December- March 

 

Please double check updates on Academic Calendar and Important Graduation Dates for specific application deadlines. 

Bunker Hill Community College recognizes students’ academic achievement by applying the following designations to students’ diplomas and transcripts who have earned exemplary grade point averages during their stay at the College:

Highest Honors: Students who have completed degree requirements with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.90 - 4.00, less developmental credits.

High Honors: Students who have completed degree requirements with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 - 3.89, less developmental credits.

Honors: Students who have completed degree requirements with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.30 - 3.49, less developmental credits.

The College also gives honors awards for the highest grade point average, less developmental credits, in each program.

Additionally, students who have participated in Commonwealth Honors Program may graduate as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar.

To access your GPA, log-in to your BHCC Self Service, click on the Student Planning tab and select the My Progress page.

In the At a Glance section, you will find your GPA for ALL courses you have taken at BHCC, including developmental courses:

In the At a Glance section

To locate your Cumulative college level GPA click on Program Notes:

The GPA that is listed next to Cum Less Dev GPA is the GPA that will be used for graduation and honors purposes. Your GPA needs to be above a 2.0 to be eligible for graduation.

 

BHCC requires that students apply for graduation

Once you submit your application, an email confirmation will be sent to your BHCC email. The Academic Records Office will continue to communicate with you via BHCC email about your graduation application status. Due to high volume, please allow at least two weeks for the Academic Records Office to send an initial communication. If you have applied and have not heard back from the Academic Records Office within two weeks, please email graduation@bhcc.edu

 PLEASE READ IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW:

If you have applied for graduation and you have been sent an email communication stating you are “pending completion”, your status may change  based on the following:

  • You withdraw from courses or you alter your registration
  • You receive an NA grade
  • You receive an IP grade
  • You have submitted CLEP results that are not eligible for credit
  • You have submitted a course substitution/waiver that was not approved by the Dean of your program
  • You have submitted transfer credit that was not accepted towards your program requirements

BHCC graduates students three times per year. 

Successfully complete all courses and requirements by the end of:Degree posted (i.e. on academic transcript) and diploma mailed:
Summer (July or August) September/October
Fall (December)    January/February
Spring (May or June)       June/July

 

Diplomas will be available after Final Reviews are conducted. After the official graduation date, degree evaluations will be reviewed again by the graduation team to double check all requirements have been completed. Due to high volume of applications, this process can take 4-6 weeks after the graduation date has passed. 

**The Spring 2022 Diplomas will be available for pick-up or mailing after the Commencement ceremony on May 26, 2022.  Diplomas will be tentatively available to pick up at Student Central the week of June 6th.**

 

 **BHCC diplomas say Associate Arts or Associate Science; the major will not appear on the diploma, but is listed on the BHCC transcript

 

If you need an additional copy of your diploma or certificate there is a $10.00 fee, please download and fill out the Duplicate Diploma Request Form and follow the instruction. You will submit form to Student Central.

*Please be sure to check Diploma Name on your Graduation application for any errors. Diplomas or certificates that need to be reprinted due to misspelling will be subject to $10.00 fee.