Commencement Information for Graduating Students


2014 Commencement

JSC's 147th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. Students should report to SHAPE by 10:30 a.m.

Students who have notified the Registrar's Office of their intention to graduate will receive tickets and other important information in the mail.

Only ticketed guests will admitted to the tent. Those without tickets are invited to view the simulcast of the event in Dibden.

Important Information for Graduating Seniors

Graduation Honors
Honors presented at the commencement ceremony are based on students' cumulative GPA at the end of the fall semester. Per VSC policy, criteria for graduation honors are: Of total credits required for graduation, at least 30 credits for a two-year and 60 credits for a four-year degree must be earned at the VSC. Graduation honors for two and four-year programs require cumulative GPA as follows:
Cum laude: 3.5
Magna cum laude: 3.7
Summa cum laude: 3.9
Graduation honors for certificate programs require final, cumulative GPA as follows:
Honors: 3.0-3.49
High Honors: 3.5 or above

Education Majors
Students seeking state teacher licensure must apply for licensure on their own. The Application for Licensure can be obtained from the VT Dept. of Education, and from JSC's Education Department in McClelland Hall. In addition, to have an official transcript sent to the State Licensure Office, students must submit a written request for an official transcript (see below).

Your academic transcript will be completed listing your degree and graduation date, etc. after all final grades have been posted. Once your grades have been posted and you have no outstanding financial obligations with the college, we will mail you one copy of your final transcript. If you need additional copies, you must request them in writing. Transcript request forms are available here.

All Bills Must Be Paid
Please note that the JSC will not release your diploma or official academic transcript if you have any outstanding financial obligations at the college. Also, diplomas and transcripts may not be released if you have any outstanding obligations at the following places:
- Library (fines or missing books)
- Academic Departments (equipment, books, other college property)
- Athletic Department (equipment, uniforms)
- Public Safety (outstanding keys)