Graduation Analysis

Accepts applications for graduation and determines program requirements for degree awards.

Degree Audit

Degree audits assist students in determining their progress toward completion of program requirements. Degree Audits are available through the Counseling/Advising offices and the Credentials/Graduation Office.

Application for Graduation & Commencement

Candidates for graduation must complete an application for graduation in order to receive their diploma. Students who plan to participate in one of the Annual Commencement Ceremonies indicate their intent on the application for graduation. There is no graduation fee. Students who plan to receive more than one degree, diploma or certificate need to complete a graduation application for each program. Candidates for graduation should submit their applications to the Credentials/Graduation office at the Ankeny Campus or the Student Services Office at the other DMACC campuses by the following dates:

  • Fall - October 1
  • Spring - February 1
  • Summer - February 1 (if student plans to participate in the Annual Commencement Ceremonies for Ankeny, Urban, Newton, Carroll or Boone)
  • Summer - June 1

Students who graduate at the end of Fall, Spring and Summer terms are invited to participate in the Annual Commencement Ceremonies in May. Students who do not complete requirements for graduation in the term which they have applied must submit a new application.

Graduation with Honors

Students who earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in courses applied to their program of study will graduate with honors. Honor students may wear a gold cord at the commencement ceremony. Their distinction will be noted in the printed commencement program and recorded on their final transcript.


Diplomas are mailed to students approximately three to four weeks after final grades are posted. Students seeking degree verification may request a copy of their transcript showing the degree awarded and date granted from the Academic Records Office. Transcripts may be ordered prior to the end of the term to be sent once grades and graduation status are finalized. There is no charge for transcripts to students who are currently enrolled.