Preparing to Graduate

Important COVID-19 Update

The College has canceled the public graduation ceremony scheduled for Monday, May 18. Recognizing the importance of this occasion to graduates and their families, Oakton is considering alternative options to celebrate this milestone. More information will be provided as it becomes available.


Students meeting degree or certificate requirements must notify the College of their intention to graduate by completing the online Petition to Graduate. (To check eligibility, meet with an advisor and review the u.achieve status report.) Students petition to graduate prior to their anticipated graduation date. The petition deadlines are listed in the academic calendar.

Petition Deadlines

  • Spring 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020
  • Summer 2020 - June 25, 2020
  • Fall 2020 - Sept. 25, 2020