Jan 25 2021 07:38:42

Prepare to Graduate

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Before you begin your Graduation Application (PDF) you should conduct your own graduation audit, either by logging into “Self Service” or meeting with your academic advisor or an advisor in the Student Success Hub advising centers in Haverhill or Lawrence.

NECC awards associate degrees in arts and sciences, and certificates to all qualified students at commencement exercises for each class. In order to receive this award, students must meet the following criteria:

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Process

  1. Conduct a graduation audit in Self Service and meet with your Academic Advisor to ensure that you meet the Graduation Requirements for your Program of Study.
  2. Students must complete a Graduation Application (PDF) to be eligible to graduate.
  3. Students must submit the completed graduation application by:
    • March 31 if they are petitioning to graduate for May
    • December 15, for those petitioning to graduate for December
    • August 15 if petitioning to graduate for August
  4. Students should submit the completed Graduation Application to Enrollment Services, Welcome/Express Desk in Haverhill or Lawrence.
  5. Exit Loan Counseling: If you have received a loan at any time while enrolled at the college, you will need to complete exit loan counseling prior to receiving you diploma. To complete exit loan counseling go to For assistance call 978-556-3000 or visit us at the Welcome/Express Desk in Haverhill or Lawrence.

Graduation Honors

Honors and High Honors are awarded at commencement to all students with a cumulative GPA of:

3.00 – 3.49 Honors (Inclusive) 3.50 – 4.00 High Honors

Honors and High Honors designation on the commencement program and at the commencement ceremony is reflective of the student’s overall GPA upon completion of the fall semester.

Please call 978-556-3974 for accommodations at the commencement ceremony or contact Enrollment Services with questions regarding graduation via email before May 8th.

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