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Tri-County Technical College

Regardless of whether you plan to transfer to a university or to gain skills so you can get a good job, graduating from your chosen major at Tri-County should be one of your priorities. Why?

  • The credential you earn signifies a personal and educational accomplishment.
  • Most companies ask you to list all postsecondary credentials you've earned on employment applications (not just courses you've taken).
  • Completing what you start indicates something positive about your character and perseverance.
  • You never know what the future holds, and sometimes plans for a bachelor's degree (for example) have to be delayed-completing your degree from Tri-County is an accomplishment that's yours forever.

To satisfy requirements for graduation, students must:

  • Complete an Application for Graduation (refer to the Commencement Details section below for specific graduation application deadlines).
  • Satisfactory completion of required courses and number of credit hours specified in a curriculum or course of study.
  • Achievement of a 2.00 grade point average in the program of study.
  • Earn a minimum of 25 percent of the credit hours required for a certificate, diploma, or degree through instruction by Tri-County Technical College. Included in the approved Tri-County Technical College course of work for a degree or diploma must be two courses selected from the curriculum major, unless specifically exempted by both the department head and the division chair.
  • Satisfaction of all fees and financial obligations owed to the institution.

Application Information

All information regarding a specific graduation can be accessed below in the Commencement Details section. Periodically, emails concerning information relating to a student's graduation status and/or application are sent to the student's eTC email. For those students participating in graduation, instructions are typically mailed a month in advance of commencement. The instructions may also be found in the Commencement Details section below.

Application Deadline
Applications will not be accepted after the graduation application deadlines as indicated in the Commencement Details section below. The application requires approval and signatures from several offices prior to be submitted to the Registrar's Office/Student Data Center for review; please plan accordingly.

Applications Submitted After the Deadline
Graduation Applications submitted to the advisor and/or department head after the graduation application deadline date will automatically be moved to the next graduation commencement. An email will be sent to the students TCTC email account in this case.

Applications Submitted to Advisor Incomplete
Graduation Applications submitted to the advisor and/or department head that is incomplete will automatically be moved to the next graduation commencement. An email will be sent to the students TCTC email account in this case.

The College holds commencement at the end of the spring semester and at the end of the summer term.

While Tri-County does not have a fall commencement, graduates who complete their requirements in December may participate in the spring commencement. 

Academic Regalia
Only those graduates participating in the commencement ceremony will receive academic regalia. Upon receipt of the regalia at Tri-County, a postcard, along with an eTC email, will be sent to all participants informing them of the date and location of where the regalia may be picked up. Graduates must present a picture ID in order to pick-up regalia.

Financial Obligations
Satisfaction of all fees and financial obligations owed to the institution is required for graduation. Letters from the Business Office will be sent to graduation candidates who owe a financial obligation to the College.

Address Verification
To ensure that you receive all graduation correspondence from Tri-County Technical College it is imperative that you have an active mailing address on eTC.  To verify and/or correct your address, log into your eTC account, select the Get Set tab, then under section #1, select view addresses and phones link.  

If your address is correct, there is nothing that will need to be completed. However, if your address is incorrect or if there is no active address on file, you will need to select the Update Addresses and Phones link and add an active address. Address changes can also be performed at TC Central located on the Pendleton Campus (Ruby Hicks, First Floor) or at the front desk of Anderson/Easley/Oconee campus.

Name Verification
To ensure that your name is correct in the commencement program and on your credential it is imperative that you check your eTC account or obtain a copy of your student schedule to see how your name is listed on our student information system.  If there are any changes concerning your name, it is your responsibility to submit the appropriate documentation to TC Central located on the Pendleton Campus (Ruby Hicks, First Floor) or at the front desk of Anderson/Easley/Oconee campus.

 The commencement program and your credential reflect the name that is listed on our student information system.

eTC Email Accounts
Check your eTC email account periodically for emails concerning additional information that may be needed or issues concerning your graduation status/application.

Graduation Announcements
Announcements can be obtained through the Campus Store located in the Student Success Center. 

Commencement Details

Year Spring Summer Fall
  Important Dates Participating Letter Non-Participating Letter Important Dates Participating Letter Non-Participating Letter Important Dates Participating Letter Non-Participating Letter
2019 Spring 2019 May 6, 2019 May 6, 2019 Summer 2019 August 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 Fall 2019 May 4, 2020 May 4, 2020
2020 Spring 2020 May 4, 2020 May 4, 2020            

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Commencement Ceremony Location for Spring 2020

The location for Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be at Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson University at 6 pm.