You can run your degree evaluation to view the courses needed to meet your degree requirements. You can access your degree evaluation by clicking on the Degree Evaluation link in the Road to Graduation portlet on the Academics/Career-Technical page of the portal.
You need a total of 62 academic hours which consists of 35 core academic hours and 27 elective academic hours. You can find a list of the courses by clicking on the AA Degree Checklist link in the Road to Graduation portlet on the Academics/Career-Technical page of the portal or by clicking on Need Help/Resources on the Registration page of the Holmes Community College website.
The number of hours needed to complete an AAS or a Career/Technical certificate varies and is program specific. All AAS degrees require at least 60 semester hours. Both the program page in the Holmes CC District Bulletin and the degree evaluation for a specific program show the required number of hours to complete the degree or certificate.
To fulfill the residency requirement, you must earn a total of 16 semester hours or 25 percent of the degree requirements, whichever is greater, at Holmes CC.
You must have a 2.0 program GPA for the AA (Associate of Arts) degree, the AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree, and career-technical certificate programs.
No, repeated courses do not count toward the hours needed to graduate, but you may repeat courses to help raise your GPA.
No, career-technical courses do not count toward the AA (Associate of Arts) degree?
Pre-core courses are below college-level and are taught to help the student raise his/her skills in English, mathematics, or reading up to college-level courses.
No, pre-core courses do not count toward any degrees at Holmes CC.
You can apply for graduation by clicking on the Apply for Graduation logo in the Road to Graduation portlet on the Academics/Career-Technical page of the portal.
Please allow two weeks from the time you apply for AA Degrees and AAS-ADN Degrees and three to four weeks for Career Technical degrees or certificates. You will receive an email through My Holmes when your application has been processed.
The graduation fee for the diploma with cover is $15. There is no charge for the diploma only. The graduation fee to march in the graduation ceremony is $35 which covers the cost of the diploma, cover, cap, and gown.
The graduation fee (if applicable) will be billed to your account when the graduation application is processed and is non-refundable.
You may pay the graduation fee by credit/debit/bulldog card online through MyHolmes or pay the fee by cash, check, or credit/debit/bulldog card at the Business Office of any campus.
Yes, you will need to reapply for graduation.
No. Official transcripts are only needed if you are reverse transferring credits to meet graduation requirements.
You will receive your diploma within three weeks of graduation.
Your name will appear as you have entered it on your graduation application.
Your diploma will be mailed to the address that is on file in the records office.
You will have to change your address through the admissions office on the campus you attend or via MyHolmes. To change your address via MyHolmes, you must login to MyHolmes and click on the "ACADEMICS/CAREER-TECHNICAL" icon. In the "MY STUDENT INFORMATION" channel, click on the "Student Services in SSB" link. Next, click the "Personal Information" tab and then click "Update Addresses and Phones".
The graduation ceremony is held in May of each year on the Goodman Campus at the Frank Branch Coliseum.
The Admissions and Records Office will mail information concerning the graduation ceremony to all graduation applicants in mid-April.
You will be lined up alphabetically by the last name that is on file in the records office, which may not be the last name you noted on your graduation application.
We do not have a graduation practice.
The number of tickets is determined by the number of graduates participating in the graduation ceremony.
Yes, everyone attending the ceremony requires a ticket.
For questions concerning graduation applications for the Academic AA or Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) AAS degree, contact Lilly Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 472-9146. For questions concerning graduation applications for Career Technical programs (AAS degree, Advanced Technical certificate, Technical certificate or Career certificate), contact Patti Koonz, email@example.com or (662) 472-9402.
For questions concerning your diploma/certificate or about the graduation ceremony, contact Brenda Melton, firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 472-9020.
For questions concerning your cap and gown or about graduation fees, contact Kala Moody, email@example.com or (662) 472-9037.