When a student completes all graduation requirements and is in Good Academic Standing (Career GPA of 2.0 or higher), the student is eligible for graduation. Students must apply for graduation the semester prior to their anticipated graduation date.
Student diplomas will be sent by mail within approximately ten to twelve weeks after the Commencement ceremony. Diploma covers are handed out during the ceremony. If a student chooses not to attend the Commencement ceremony, a diploma cover will be mailed with the diploma.
If money is owed to the College, a diploma will not be mailed until the Business Office releases the hold on the account. Please contact the Business Office at (217) 732-3155, ext. 225 with any questions.
To receive any Lincoln College-Normal degree or certificate, students must meet all course requirements associated with their degree/certificate program and fulfill all financial commitments to the College. Students are notified each semester of any outstanding financial obligations.
Graduation requirements for all Lincoln College-Normal programs are listed in the course catalog declared by the student and confirmed on the most recent student registration form.
Students should work closely with their academic advisor throughout their academic careers at Lincoln College-Normal to be sure that they are meeting all program requirements. Although the College does offer academic advisement for all students and provide an academic checkpoint for graduating students, it is the individual student’s responsibility to ensure that he or she is meeting graduation requirements and making progress toward his/her degree/certificate objective. The advising of students is a service provided them and does not relieve students of their responsibility to make certain they are meeting the requirements.
To verify graduation eligibility, each student in the Traditional Academic Programs and Center for Adult Learning/ABE Programs must submit a graduation application when they register for their final semester. The Registrar will review and respond to all graduation applications in the Traditional Academic Programs and the Center for Adult Learning/ABE Programs in a timely manner to inform students of any deficiencies.
The Midwest College of Cosmetology monitors and informs students of their progress toward certificate completion on a monthly basis through instructor evaluations with students.
When you complete all graduation requirements, your diploma will be produced and forwarded to you by mail within approximately ten to twelve weeks after the ceremony.
Diploma covers are handed out during the Commencement ceremony. If you choose not to attend Commencement, a diploma cover will be mailed with your diploma.