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Graduation and Commencement Ceremony

Commencement exercises are held each May. Students completing all degree requirements for the previous Fall or current Spring semesters are eligible in participate in commencement. Summer candidates who are within nine (9) credit hours of completing degree requirements and enrolled in the necessary courses to complete degree requirement are also eligible to participate.

Degree/Certificate Statements on Transcripts

If you would like your official transcript showing your Degree/Certificate Statements, please follow these directions: 

  • Wait and do not order your transcript yet. 
  • The Registrar's Office will send you a notification email from informing you as soon as we have posted your Degree/Certificate statement on your transcript. 
  • After you receive the email confirming the statement posting, then go ahead and order your transcript. 

PLEASE NOTE these two things which can delay the posting of your certificate/degree statement: 

  • If you have requested any sort of deviation from your degree/certificate program and it hasn't been completed yet; 
  • If the Registrar’s Office has not received all your official transcripts from your previous schools. 
  • Please keep in mind that any financial obligations to KCKCC must be resolved before you can receive your transcript, diploma, or certificate. This includes tuition and graduation fees. Please contact the Business Office at (913) 288-7620 for more information. Once the balance has been paid in full and holds are resolved, you may order your transcript and your diploma can be mailed.

When to Expect My Diploma

Diplomas will be mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation.  All graduation fees and holds must be paid in full or resolved prior to the diploma being mailed. The diploma will be mailed to the address provided on the Degree Check Form you completed with your Student Success Advisor.  If you have moved since completing your degree check, please email with your updated mailing address. 

Graduation Fee

A graduation processing fee is required even if students do not participate in the Commencement Ceremony. To pay your fee, go to the and select Self Service under the Quick Links tab. From there select Student Finance, then select make a payment. You can also call the Business Office at 913-288-7620 to make a payment over the phone or visit them at the main campus. You will not be able to pick up your cap and gown until the fee is paid.

From the KCKCC Foundation

Congratulations and Welcome to the KCKCC Alumni Association!  

Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation congratulates you on your recent graduation and welcomes you to the KCKCC Alumni Association. Your enrollment is automatic and of no cost to you as KCKCC alumni. Please stay in touch with us and keep us informed of any new contact information such as an address, phone number, and email address. Many benefits are available to you as a KCKCC alum, such as our e-newsletter called the “Blue Devil Revel,” alumni events and activities, discounts, and more.

We may even feature you in a future newsletter, so keep us informed of promotions, marriages, other graduations, the birth of children, and other special announcements you may want to share.

Visit our Alumni webpage or email

As you advance in your career or further down your educational path, we hope you will where your roots started to grow at KCKCC!

Congratulations, graduate!

KCKCC Foundation
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