Graduating & Commencement

We confer degrees and certificates at the end of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Students must complete an Application for Degree/Certificate prior to the deadline for their final semester. Eligible students are invited to participate in our Spring Commencement.

Application for Degree/Certificate

For your degree/certificate, please fill out our online application. Applying for graduation is free; however, there is a $25 late fee for applications received up to 1 month after the deadline.

After the application is reviewed, you will receive an Official Degree Review by email. This review will list any course requirements that must be met before you can receive your degree or certificate.

Regardless of whether or not you choose to participate in commencement, you must fill out the application for a Degree/Certificate in order to have your degree conferred and added to your transcript. Diplomas are mailed for degrees and certificates after completion requirements have been verified. Verification of degrees/certificates takes approximately 6 weeks and diplomas will be mailed approximately 2 weeks after, once they are printed, stamped with school seal and put in mailers. Students must verify their correct address under their MYICC account to ensure accurate delivery. This is extremely important for students who live in On-Campus Housing and move out at the end of the semester.


  • Completing in the Fall Semester (December) has the deadline of September 1.
  • Completing in the Spring Semester (May) has the deadline of February 1.
  • Completing in the Summer Semester (July) has the deadline of May 1.

For More Information Regarding Degrees/Certificates


Commencement is held in May at the Peoria Civic Center.

Students MUST register to participate in the commencement ceremony and purchase your cap and gown.  Participation is optional.

Participation in the commencement ceremony does not automatically assure a student of having earned a diploma or certificate. Final grades, and therefore degree certification, are verified as soon as possible following the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to the student approximately 4-6 weeks after all final grades are posted.

For More Information Regarding the Commencement Ceremony

Diploma Reprints

Need a replacement diploma? Diplomas can be reprinted at a cost of $25. Click the button below to place your order. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.