" Does applying for graduation mean that I have to walk in the Commencement ceremony? No. All students must apply for graduation in order for the degree or certificate to be posted to your academic record. This does not mean that you have to walk in the Commencement ceremony.  "

All students must apply for graduation. This is the official posting of the degree to your academic record after meeting all of the degree or certificate requirements.

To apply for graduation, complete the application through one of the steps below:

Deadline to apply:

Spring 2024: February 15, 2024
Summer 2024:  July 1, 2024
Fall 2024:  October 7, 2024

Did you already apply for graduation? Click here for information on the Commencement ceremony-there is no fee to participate in commencement.


To apply for graduation, complete the application through one of the steps below:

Are you currently enrolled?*

email address that you will be using after graduating

See the deadlines above for each semester.
Check below the degree(s) and or certificate(s) for which you are a candidate*
Have you completed a graduation check with a counselor within the last semester?*
*Completing a graduation check is strongly recommended but not required for all students at or after 45 completed hours.

Or fill out the graduation application (links to forms are below) and send to:
Illinois Valley Community College
Attn: Admissions
815 North Orlando Smith Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348-1099
or fax to 815-224-0384

You can also email your completed applications to 

Graduation Application

Download the PDF Adobe Reader here.

Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (GECC-IAI) credential

Note: Applying for graduation is the only way to get your degree or certificate conferred. Students have the option to walk in the May Commencement Ceremony. Information will be distributed to all August, December, and May graduates at the end of February.