Graduation Information

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send Submit Application Submit your graduation application through OASIS.
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On this page you will find information about graduation requirements, how to apply for graduation, commencement, and diplomas.

Graduation Requirements

All candidates for graduation must submit a graduation application and have satisfy the requirements for graduation listed below:

Catalog Rights

Students may meet the graduation requirements listed in the catalog in effect at the time they enter the institution, or those listed in any later catalog. Exceptions to this policy include requirements from a catalog more than three years old or changes in a program or curriculum mandated by external accrediting agencies.

Apply for Graduation

All candidates for graduation must apply for graduation online to receive a diploma. You must apply for graduation by the posted deadline for the term in which you expect to complete all requirements. Application deadlines are listed below.
Please see the instructions to apply for graduation:

  1. Log into your OASIS Self-Service
  2. Click Apply for Graduation
  3. Complete the short application form
  4. Verify degree or certificate, name, and address are correct
  5. Save to submit

Even if you do not plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must complete a graduation application to receive your diploma. You must complete a separate application for each degree or certificate you are seeking. Please confer with your Advisor to verify your declared major is correct and that you are on track to graduate. Please also refer to the Graduation Requirements section.

Graduation Application Dates/Deadlines

  Subcategory Graduation Application Dates
Spring 2018 All Candidates January 8 – March 16
Summer 2018 Candidates participating in May 2018 commencement January 8 – March 16
Summer 2018 Candidates not participating in May 2018 commencement May 21 – July 23
Fall 2018 All Candidates September 1 – November 30
May 2018 Commencement
Fall 2017 graduates, as well as Spring and Summer 2018 candidates may participate in the May 2018 commencement ceremony.


National Park College holds one commencement ceremony at the end of the spring semester each year. All fall graduates and spring/summer graduate candidates are eligible to participate in commencement. Spring and summer candidates who wish to participate in commencement MUST submit an application for graduation by the March deadline (March 16, 2018) in order to have their names printed in the commencement program. Participation in commencement does not guarantee all requirements for a degree or certificate have been satisfied.


All fall graduates and spring/summer graduate candidates participating in the commencement ceremony must have a cap & gown. There is no charge for ordering a cap and gown; however, participants must go to the NPC campus store to be measured for graduation regalia during the following dates for the spring 2018 commencement ceremony: February 26 – March 16, 2018. (Please refer to the Campus Store home page for hours of operation.)

Important Dates

Please mark your calendars:

  Time Location Notes
GradFest Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Frederick Dierks Atrium Refer to the website for any updates or changes
Commencement Rehearsal Friday, May 11, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. Inside the NPC Gymnasium Rehearsal date/time subject to change. Refer to the website for updates.
Spring 2018 Commencement Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. Bank of the Ozarks Arena Students are asked to report by 9:30 a.m. Faculty are asked to report by 10:00 a.m.

Additional Information


Diplomas are mailed after all degrees have been conferred, approximately 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester. Diplomas are not mailed to students who have outstanding financial obligations or library holds.


You may request a transcript through the Registrar's Office. Transcripts are not released to students with outstanding financial obligations or library holds.