Degrees are awarded three times during the academic year:  August, December, and May. 
Each term, the College identifies and informs potential graduates that they will be graduated upon successful completion of their courses, unless they opt out by a given date.

Students who have made arrangements to finish their programs outside of BCC, for example, CLEP exam, transferring credits from another institution, etc., should apply for graduation online, under Graduation Overview in Student Planning, before the end of the semester of completion.

Students must resolve any holds or tickets in order for their diplomas to be released.

The annual Commencement ceremony takes place in May.  Students wishing to participate in the Commencement ceremony will be sent information regarding how to sign up on the BCC website.  Students’ names must be on the graduation list maintained by the Registration Office by April 1 in order to be included in the Commencement Program.