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Graduation Procedures

In the final semester of your enrollment, you should apply for graduation. Arizona Western College Policies and Procedures towards graduation are as follows:

Complete Graduation Application for Degree/Certificate: 
Submit to the Admissions & Registration Office, no later than 5 pm on the corresponding deadline.

  • Meet the basic requirements for an associate degree/certificate, as listed in the General Program Requirements section of the catalog. 
  • Meet with your academic advisor.  NOTE: A minimum of a "C" grade and a minimum 2.00 G.P.A. is required for all courses in a certificate or degree program.
  • Attach a copy of your Degree Audit/Academic Program Evaluation to your application.  You may obtain a copy from your Advisor or through WebAdvisor.
  • Provide official transfer credit documentation including advanced placement credit, military transcripts, CLEP scores, etc. 

Graduation Letters

You will receive an email from the Admissions & Registration Office alerting you of your eligibility status for graduation. Be sure to follow any direction given to you in completing the graduation process. 


Diplomas will be available for distribution four to six weeks after they have been posted to the academic record.  You will be notified by toro email when diplomas are ready for pickup.  Diplomas will be mailed if they are not picked up.

A Student Information Update Form must be submitted for any address or name change.  *You must clear any indebtedness to the college with the Business Services Cashier before the end of the semester you intend to graduate or the diploma will not be released.

Academic Distinction

Students who have achieved a Grade-Point Average of 3.4 or higher will receive Academic Honors upon completion of a degree.

Academic Distinction
Highest............3.900 - 4.000
High ................3.600 - 3.899
Distinction........3.400 - 3.599


Additional Degree and/or Major

A maximum of one A.A.S., one A.G.S., one A.A., A.Bus. Degree and diploma will be awarded. A student may earn recognition of an additional major, subject to the following stipulations:

For questions regarding graduation email:


  • All degree and major requirements must be completed.
  • Students must apply through the normal graduation application process.
  • All course work applying towards a degree or certificate must be completed at a 2.0 "C" grade or higher.
  • Please refer to the academic catalog for further information.

2016 Commencement



La Cosecha Banquet

AWC Alumni Association




Graduation Application


1st Monday in November
1st Monday in March
1st Monday in June

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