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 by April 18, 2022. A personalized registration link will be sent to your ICC email.

Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 graduates are invited to participate in the 2022 Commencement ceremony held at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 2 pm. ICC is committed to celebrating your achievement while also keeping everyone safe.

To participate in the Commencement ceremony, you need to register through the personal link sent to your ICC email from [email protected]. It will explain how to participate in the ceremony, how to personalize your slide and order your cap & gown. Deadline to register is April 18, 2022.

For more information contact
[email protected]

Diploma Reprints

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.