Preparing for Graduation

Planning for graduation starts upon entry to NTC. Each semester you register for classes you are getting closer to meeting the requirements needed for graduation. The Degree Audit report is a helpful tool in tracking your progress towards graduation.

Students should apply for graduation one semester before they expect to graduate. This allows time for the academic department and the Records Office to review your plans and determine if you will meet all of the graduation requirements. By submitting your graduation plans early, you ensure that if an error or omission is found, you have time to make changes to your class schedule, potentially avoiding the need to move your graduation term.


NTC holds one commencement ceremony each year at the conclusion of spring semester. Those students who graduated the prior fall semester and those expected to graduate after spring or summer semester are invited to attend the spring ceremony.  More information will be coming soon on the new NTC commencement website.