A student must file a petition for graduation with the Enrollment Center. The petition should be submitted the semester/session prior to the term the student expects to complete all academic work for the degree or certificate. See the academic calendar for exact dates. Students are not required to participate in the graduation ceremony to receive a degree or certificate. There is no charge for participating in the ceremony.
The graduation ceremony for the awarding of degrees and certificates is held once a year at the end of the spring semester. Students wishing to participate must be measured for caps and gowns in the Office of Student Life. Call 847-635-1699 for information.
If graduation requirements change while students are enrolled in degree programs, they may elect to meet the new requirements or be held to those in effect when they first enrolled. Students who leave the College for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions) must meet the requirements specified in the catalog at the time they re-enroll, or they may choose to meet new requirements that develop as they complete their degrees.
Students may elect to meet certificate graduation requirements in effect at any time during their consecutive enrollment at the College.
Only courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to degrees or certificates.