Degree and Certificate of Achievement Applications

Once you have met the graduation requirements, you must submit an application to receive a bachelor's degree, associate degree or a certificate of achievement.

Apply online using WebAdvisor for your current program. If you are applying for multiple degrees or certificates, please complete the Application for Graduation below. WebAdvisor does not support the capability to apply for multiple degrees or certificates.

Application Deadlines

HFC graduates students three times per year (August, December and May).

August (Spring/Summer) Graduation

Applications for spring/summer graduation must be submitted by July 15.

December (Fall) Graduation

Applications for fall graduation must be submitted by Nov. 15.

May (Winter) Graduation

Applications for winter graduation must be submitted by Feb. 15.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Winter and Summer applicants who want to participate in Commencement must apply by Feb.15 to ensure receipt of important notices regarding Commencement (Only Bachelor and Associate degree candidates may participate in Commencement).

Your Next Steps

Log onto WebAdvisor and select ‘Program Evaluation’. You will see your current active program as the only option. If you aren't assigned to the appropriate academic program, please contact the Counseling Office at 313 845-9611 or counseling@hfcc.edu. A student who updates his/her program will be placed into the current catalog version of that program. The Program Evaluation tool in WebAdvisor is the same tool the Registration and Records staff uses to evaluate your record for graduation. If you need assistance with reviewing your evaluation, we recommend that you contact the Counseling Office or consult your program director.

Please keep in mind the following information when reviewing your academic evaluation:

  • Courses marked "CRSE HIST' will not appear to fulfill degree requirements. This is a manual review process performed by the Registrar staff.
  • If you have a substitution form, it will be added to your file. This document will be reviewed manually when you apply for graduation and will not appear to fulfill degree requirements on your program evaluation.

After submitting a graduation application, students will receive an email confirmation. Students who do not meet their program requirements for the semester in which they applied will receive email notification. Students who have been notified that they have not met the requirements will be required to submit a new graduation application.

Timeline

Diplomas are mailed a minimum of twelve weeks after the end of the semester for students who do not owe the College a balance.

Commencement

Please see the commencement web page for further information.