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Graduation Checklist

3 months before graduation:

  1. Be sure any official transcripts are evaluated by KCC, if transfer credits are needed to satisfy degree requirements. 
  2. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor by phoning 815-802-8500 or emailing​.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor to complete the petition to graduate.
  4. Pay all outstanding fees and fines.

KCC will review your petition to ensure all degree requirements are complete and financial obligations are paid. If they are, you will receive a graduation questionnaire to confirm your participation in commencement.

  1. Return the graduation questionnaire.
  2. Purchase your cap, gown and tassel by contacting the Accounting Office at (815) 802-8140 to make payment and hear payment options.
  3. Reference Frequently Asked Questions.
  4. Attend commencement.

Your diploma will be mailed to the address on your petition approximately six weeks after the commencement ceremony.

  • More information about the petition — Office of Admissions and Registration: 815-802-8500 or
  • More information about the commencement ceremony — Department of Student Affairs: