Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Graduation Information

Congratulations Summer 1 2021 Graduates!

If you have met all the graduation benchmarks (successfully completed all program requirements, earned the needed program total credits and have a cum college level GPA of 2.0 or above), you have been sent an email to your BHCC email account with more information regarding diplomas and certificates and to confirm your mailing address. Mailing of diplomas/certificates will begin the week of August 16th!

 Fall 2021 Application is now Open:

Students can now apply to graduate in the 2021 Fall Term. The application will remain open until October 14th. Please note: the graduation team will be working to close out Summer II graduation, so expect delays in processing and communications regarding Fall Applications.


Apply Now to Graduate

March 30, 2021

Summer 1 and Summer 2 Graduation applications open

April 30, 2021

Last day to apply for Summer 1 and Summer 2 Graduation and participate in Commencement

April 30, 2021

Last day to apply for 2021 Spring Graduation and participate in Commencement

May 18, 2021

Last day of Spring 2021 classes

May 27, 2021

Commencement Ceremony

For more info visit www.bhcc.edu/commencement

Last day to apply for 2021 Spring Graduation

June 7, 2021

First day of Summer 1 2021 classes

June 9, 2021

Last day for adjusting Summer 1 schedules (add/drop)

July 18, 2021

Last day to apply for Summer 1 Graduation

Summer 1 Conferral Date

Some Summer 1 2021 classes end

* Please note all courses must end prior to July 19th to be eligible for Summer 1 Graduation. Please double check all of your course end dates.

July 19, 2021

Summer 2 classes begin (Some Summer 1 classes continue)

July 21, 2021

Last day for adjusting Summer 2 schedules (add/drop)

August 10, 2021

Fall 2021 Graduation application opens

August 29, 2021

Last day to apply for Summer 2 Graduation

Summer 2 Conferral Date

All Summer 1 and Summer 2 classes end.

September 7, 2021

First day of Fall 2021 classes

September 13, 2021

Last day for adjusting Fall 2021 schedules (add/drop)

October 18, 2021

Last Day to apply for 2021 Fall Graduation

December 21, 2021

Fall Conferral Date 


Graduation is the date or term in which you have completed your program. You can graduate in any of the following terms: Fall, Spring, Summer 1 and Summer 2. Commencement is the ceremony that takes place to recognize the current graduates, past graduates and future graduates of that year. Commencement takes place every May.

All students who wish to participate in Commencement ceremony, must apply to graduate by April 30th.

Please note: Students who have 2 courses or fewer to complete in the summer must register for summer classes and submit the summer graduation application by the end of the day on April 30th if they want to participate in Commencement. The Academic Records Office will review the student's record and send a communication to the student's BHCC email when the review is complete. 

To find out more information about the ceremony, cap and gowns and any other details please visit the Commencement page at https://www.bhcc.edu/commencement/ 

Students are awarded the Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree, if they:

  • Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (exclusive of developmental courses) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 (exclusive of developmental courses).  Each program of study lists the total credits required for completion.
  • Earn a minimum of 15 credits through courses enrolled and successfully completed at BHCC (25% of the total credits for the program of study must be earned at BHCC).
  • Complete all program requirements.
  • Meet all requirements of the College, including payment of any outstanding financial obligations and submission of state-mandated immunization requirements.

BHCC diplomas say either Associate in Science or Associate in Arts; the program of study appears on the official BHCC transcript.

To qualify for a BHCC certificate, complete all course requirements for the certificate with a minimum of 25 percent of the required credit hours successfully completed at BHCC with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 (exclusive of developmental courses).

If you are not sure if you are getting close to graduation:

  • Run a Program Evaluation in your MyBHCC account.
  • Direct questions to:
    • assigned Advisor; or
    • Department Chair; or
    • meet with an Advisor in the LifeMap Commons, room E235.

Students can complete the online Graduation Application. Sign in to BHCCselfservice 
Download the Graduation Application Instructions

Students may apply to earn additional degrees and certificates. To qualify, complete the required courses for each degree, as well as a minimum of 15 credit hours beyond the first and any subsequent degrees. After completing a graduation application, email graduation@bhcc.edu to request to be evaluated for the completion of more than one program.

Students enrolled in a certificate or degree program who anticipate completing all program requirements should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate graduating or in the semester prior to their anticipated graduation.

If you are going to finish all requirements in:Apply as early as:
Summer (July or August) preceding April
Fall (December) preceding April
Spring (May or June) preceding November/December

Bunker Hill Community College recognizes students’ academic achievement by applying the following designations to students’ diplomas and transcripts who have earned exemplary grade point averages during their stay at the College: 


Highest Honors: Students who have completed degree requirements with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.90 - 4.00, less developmental credits.

High Honors: Students who have completed degree requirements with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 - 3.89, less developmental credits.

Honors: Students who have completed degree requirements with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.30 - 3.49, less developmental credits. 


The College also gives honors awards for the highest grade point average, less developmental credits, in each program.

Additionally, students who have participated in Commonwealth Honors Program may graduate as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar.


BHCC requires that students apply for graduation

Once you submit your application, an email confirmation will be sent to your BHCC email. The Academic Records Office will continue to communicate with you via BHCC email about your graduation application status.

BHCC graduates students three times per year. 

Successfully complete all courses and requirements by the end of:Degree posted (i.e. on academic transcript) and diploma mailed:
Summer (July or August) September/October
Fall (December)    January/February
Spring (May or June)       June/July


Diplomas will be available after Final Reviews are conducted. After the official graduation date, degree evaluations will be reviewed again by the graduation team to double check all requirements have been completed. Due to high volume of applications, this process can take 4-6 weeks after the graduation date has passed. Students will be notified via email when their diplomas are available for pick-up or when they have been mailed to the address on your graduation application.


**BHCC diplomas say Associate Arts or Associate Science; the major will not appear on the diploma, but is listed on the BHCC transcript