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Are you eligible for graduation at the end of the Spring 2023 Semester?

The Spring 2023 Graduation Application
will close on March 6, 2023.

Trenholm State Community College will hold its
2023 Commencement
Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.
Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, which is located at 220 Hall Street

Before completing the online graduation application, candidates should consult with their academic advisor to verify which courses are needed to meet degree requirements.

Students who have applied for graduation during prior semesters and did not meet the graduation requirements will be required to complete a new graduation application.

Students must also ensure that they have paid the non-refundable $25.00 Graduation Application Fee via Touchnet in their SSB portal to have their application processed. Students who receive benefits from programs, such as WIOA, TRA, and VA Chapters 31 and 33, should contact their WIOA Coordinator or VA Coordinator for assistance with Graduation Fee payment.

As a requirement for the application process, students should also complete the Graduate Survey and the Career Employment Survey.

Please click on one of the appropriate Graduation Application links below.

Graduation Application for students pursuing a Certificate or Short-Term Certificate

Graduation Application for Adult Education students

Graduation Application for students pursuing an AA, AS or AAS degree

  1. Click on the My Trenholm Students button at the top of the page.
  2. Go to My Trenholm Portal
  3. Near the top of the page, click on the Student Tab.
  4. Under the Student Section, click on Student Landing Page.
  5. Under Student Services, click on Graduation Application.

 

Please check back for more updates for the Commencement Photography Form.

 

 
 

The Fall 2022 Graduation Application will close on December 1, 2022. The Spring 2023 Graduation Application will close on March 6, 2023.


 

The graduation fee is $25.00 and is applied to your student account when you submit a graduation application.


 

You must pay the non-refundable $25.00 Graduation Application Fee via Touchnet in your SSB portal to have your application processed. Students who receive benefits from programs, such as WIOA, TRA, VA Chapters 31 and 33, should contact their WIOA Coordinator or VA Coordinator for assistance with Graduation Fee payment.


 

An overall grade point average of 2.0 is required to earn your degree. We recommend you contact the Records Office to discuss eligibility for course forgiveness or academic bankruptcy to help raise your GPA. Note: You may not bankrupt a course that will be applied towards your degree.

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Students who have applied for graduation and did not meet the graduation requirements will be required to complete a new online graduation application.


 

Students who have earned multiple awards (degrees and/or certificates) will only have the highest earned degree acknowledged during the ceremony. (ex: If a student has earned both an Associate degree and a certificate, the Associate degree will be announced at the ceremony.). Students will receive diplomas for each degree and/or certificate earned via mail. There will be an online program linked to the ceremony, which will include all degrees earned.


 

Candidates for commencement will be recognized in the printed program for academic achievement.


Honor cords will be given to graduates who earned an Associate in
Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Arts (AA), or Associate in Science (AS).
Graduation with Honors (3.50 - 3.69 cumulative GPA)
Graduation with High Honors (3.70 - 3.89 cumulative GPA)
Graduation with Highest Honors (3.90 - 4.00 cumulative GPA)


Certificate (CER)
Graduation with Distinction (3.50 - 4.00 cumulative GPA)

Please Note: Potential Spring 2023 graduates' honors status will be determined based upon the previous term,s GPA. (Grades will be verified before noting final graduation honors on the official transcript.)


Cords/regalia for PTK and NSLS may be purchased through your organization's sponsor.


 

The degree or certificate will be posted to academic transcripts 14 days after classes end.


 

If you have paid your $25.00 graduation fee, your award will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application 4-6 weeks after the end of the term.


 

Trenholm State Community has partnered with Credentials Solutions to accept online transcript orders. Students and alumni can order their official transcripts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Transcripts can be sent electronically or mailed in hard copy, depending on the receiving institution or destination. More information can be found on the Request Transcript page.


 

If your degree has been awarded, your official/unofficial transcripts will list your credentials. You may access online verification of degree completion through National Student Clearinghouse.


 

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Multiplex Cramton Bowl, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. The address for the Multiplex is 220 Hall Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. The Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed.


 

Online ordering deadline is April 5, 2023.


 

Please check daily for more updates.


 

Regalia which includes a cap, gown, and gold tassel.
Black or dark-colored dress, skirt, or slacks, white shirt, and black or dark-colored shoes. No spiked heels. Your graduation cap should be worn flat on the top of your head with the tassel placed to the right, front side of the cap until your degree is conferred. Please do not wear corsages.


 

There will be no rehearsal. Graduates will line up in alphabetical order by Program of Study. You must be on time, or you will not be allowed to march in the Commencement.


 

Candidates who have a documented disability and need special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must contact Ms. Monica Robinson at (334) 420-4418 for assistance.


 

Arts Production will provide formal Commencement photographs for an additional charge. Formal Commencement photographs are scheduled for one day only, Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, at the Patterson Site Auditorium, 3920 Troy Highway. Bring your Regalia (Cap, Gown, and Tassel)! For detailed questions about photography packages, you may contact Arts Production at imagemastersphoto@gmail.com or (334) 215-1357.


 

Please plan for two to three hours.


 

Graduates should arrive by 12:00 noon to check in at the Multiplex. Directional signage will be available.


 

If you still have questions, contact us!


Contact Us

Tennie McBryde, PhD
Director of Records and College Registrar

334-420-4306
tmcbryde@trenholmstate.edu

Jacquelyn Allen
Transfer Credit Specialist

334-420-4301
jallen@trenholmstate.edu

History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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