Apply for Graduation
To apply for graduation, you will need a login for our MyHolmes portal. Click the following button to sign up to be a part of the ceremony as a “marching” graduate. Graduation ceremonies are held only in May of each year on the Goodman Campus at the Frank Branch Coliseum. If you would just like for us to mail you your diploma, you can request that here as well.
If you would like to check the status of your graduation application, please click the “Apply for graduation” button, and then click “Check my Status” under the appropriate application type.
DEADLINE DATES TO APPLY | If you are marching, or not marching, apply by these dates in order to be included in the ceremony and/or accompanying materials.
For December graduates, October 31
For May graduates, March 31
For Summer graduates, July 1
Graduation Ceremony and Fees
$50 non-refundable fee will be billed to student account for marching
Two marching ceremonies will be held on the Goodman campus in May
Our ceremonies are live-streamed and available for friends and family members to view online.
Information concerning cap, gown, and ticket pick-up, as well as graduation day logistics, will be sent to the marching graduates Holmes email accounts in mid-April.
- $35 non-refundable fee will be billed to the student account for diploma cover if selected
- No charge for diploma only
Am I close to graduating?
To check your progress toward graduation for an AA, AAS, or certificate, run your Degree Evaluation. If applying for an AA, refer also to the AA Degree Checklist located on the “Road to Graduation” portlet on the Academics/Career-Technical page of My Holmes.
Graduating with honors
Valedictory and Salutatory Honors
To be eligible, a student must be receiving an AA or AAS degree, must be participating in the May graduation ceremony, and must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The student(s) with the highest GPA (excluding pre-core courses and MAT1233) will be recognized as Valedictorian, while the student(s) with the next highest GPA will be recognized as Salutatorian. To be eligible for Valedictory or Salutatory honors, a student must have completed at least two semesters at Holmes Community College on a full-time basis.
Honors and Highest Honors
Graduating students may be eligible to receive special recognition based on their overall quality point averages. These honors will be:
Highest Honors – for those students with GPA’s of 3.7 to 4.0
Honors – for those students with GPA’s of 3.40 to 3.69