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Graduation Instructions for DCB/Online Students

DCB Campus and Online Students: Please read the following instructions and information carefully as it will help you with your quest to graduate.

Graduation Requirements
All students seeking graduation status must complete the following:
Fulfill all entrance requirements.

  • Complete the curriculum outline for intended degree (refer to course catalog or Degree Planning Sheets listed under Graduation Resource Center)
  • Earn a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00.
  • Enrolled in and completed at least 15 credits through Dakota College at Bottineau.
  • Complete an application for graduation
  • Prior to graduation all finances and academic obligations must be satisfied.

Steps to Graduate
Below are the steps to graduate. Various applications and guides mentioned can be downloaded for use through the Graduation Resources section at bottom of this page.

STEP 1: File an Application for Graduation with the DCB Student Services Office

All students who want to graduate must make their intent known by filing an Application for Graduation with the DCB Student Services Office by the semester deadlines listed below. All students filing an application after the deadline will have to pay a $10 late-application fee.

Applicants who applied for graduation in a previous term but didn't graduate must file a new application for graduation with the college. All late fees and rules still apply

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2017 deadline: November 13, 2017
  • Spring 2018 deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Summer 2018 deadline: March 2, 2018 (for those intending to participate in graduation ceremony)

Application for Graduation can be picked up at the DCB Student Services Office or downloaded below in the Graduation Resources Center.


STEP 2: Make Your Intent to Walk in the Ceremony Known

Students who wish to participate in the graduation ceremony must make their intentions known on the Application for Graduation form. Through the form, students will place their order for their cap & gown or can purchase souvenir tassels.

Further information on the ceremony can be found in the "Graduation Ceremony Brochure" listed below in the Graduation Resources Center.

Graduation Resources Center
The following material can help students apply for graduation.

  • Application for Graduation
    Students who want to graduate with their degree must make their intentions known by completing an Application for Graduation by the appropriate semester deadline. Please download the Application for Graduation and fulfill the steps required to complete the application.
  • Course Catalog
    The course catalog holds all curricula requirements for academic degrees.
  • Degree Planning Sheets
    Degree Planning Worksheets can help students verify that they are on the correct track to graduate.
  • Graduation Ceremony Brochure
    Students who want know more about the graduation ceremony and procedures will find what they need to know in this publication.


You can refer to the Q&A section or contact us


bethmacdonald190x190.jpgBeth MacDonald
Graduation Coordinator