Graduating & Commencement
Congratulations on preparing to graduate. Whether you decide to join the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution, know this accomplishment has changed the trajectory of your life, and your future will be the better for it. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors as you take the next step in your life and impact the lives of your peers, family, and community.
Here you will find information on applying for graduation, as well as registering to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
ICC confers degrees and certificates at the end of Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. You must apply for graduation prior to the deadline of your final semester.
Diplomas are mailed to the student’s address on file. Addresses can be updated through the “My Information” section of the MyICC mobile app or the “General Info” tab in eServices.
Deadlines to Apply to Graduate
- Completing in the Summer Semester (July) – apply by June 1.
- Completing in the Fall Semester (December) – apply by October 1.
- Completing in the Spring Semester (May) – apply by March 1.
The Commencement Ceremony is only offered at the end of Spring semester. You are invited to walk/participate regardless of which semester during the academic year you completed your degree(s)/certificate(s) requirements.
Participation in the Commencement Ceremony does not automatically ensure that a student has earned a degree or certificate. Once final grades are posted, degrees and certificates are verified to confer as soon as possible following the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to the student approximately 10 weeks after all final grades are posted. Diplomas are mailed to the student’s address on file. Addresses can be updated through the “My Information” section of MyICC or the “General Info” tab in eServices.
All potential graduates should receive an invitation to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. If you have questions, please call ICC’s Event Coordinator at (309) 694-5717.
Application for Degree/Certificate
Here’s how to recognize your hard work and apply for graduation:
Applying for graduation is EASY and FREE from your eServices account Once logged into eServices, select “My Academics” and then select “Apply for Graduation”. You are only eligible to apply for the program of study in which you are enrolled. If you need to add a program of study or change your program of study, please complete a Change of Program of Study form.
The Commencement Ceremony is an opportunity for you, your family and your friends to celebrate all you have accomplished in achieving this milestone in your education.
Participation in the Commencement Ceremony is optional, but students must register.
Registration deadline is May 1, 2021.
Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 graduates are invited to participate in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony held virtually on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 2 pm. ICC is committed to celebrating your achievement while also keeping everyone safe.
- Drive-Thru Photo Opportunity: Friday, May 14 from 3-6 pm on East Peoria Campus. ICC President Dr. Quirk-Bailey, Coz the Cougar, and faculty will be there to help you celebrate.
- Celebration Box: Free cap & tassel, diploma cover, and celebratory items mailed to your home.
- Personalized Slide During Ceremony: Add your photo and a personal message to your slide shown during the virtual ceremony.
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Need a reprint of your diploma? Diplomas can be reprinted at a cost of $25 each. Diploma reprints will be included in our regular diploma printing in January, July, and September. Your diploma(s) will be mailed via USPS and sent to the address you provide on the order form.