Graduation and TranscriptsGraduation and Transcripts
General Graduation RequirementsGeneral Graduation Requirements
Students earning a certificate, diploma, or degree must complete the approved program requirements. Additionally, each candidate for a certificate, diploma, or degree must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. Individual programs may require a “C” or better in each course.
- Earn at Nicolet College a minimum of 25% of the required technical studies, occupational specific, or liberal arts credits. These established minimums cannot be met through advanced standing.
- Satisfy all financial and other institutional obligations.
Graduation CeremonyGraduation Ceremony
Nicolet College holds a graduation ceremony at the end of the traditional Spring Semester. Participation in the graduation ceremony is optional to all graduating students. Students wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to meet the established deadlines for declaring their intention to participate in the ceremony and ordering the required cap and gown. Additional information is available from the Student Engagement Office.
Graduation with Academic HonorsGraduation with Academic Honors
The distinction of Academic Honors will be awarded to the graduates who qualify upon completion of their program at Nicolet College. Academic Honors will be determined from the student’s last fully graded semester and recognized as follows: Gold Cord Scholars are those graduates of two-year associate degree or two-year diploma programs who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or greater. Silver Cord Scholars are graduates of one-year diploma programs who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or greater. This distinction will be awarded as follows: cords will be presented at the Graduation Ceremony and will be noted in the graduation program.
Students who would like their official traditional transcript to be sent to another institution, agency, or individual must submit an electronic request through Parchment. Information on requesting an official transcript can be found on Nicolet’s website. A student who would like official copies of transcripts or test scores which have been sent to Nicolet from other institutions must request this information from those other institutions. Only unofficial copies of records from other institutions can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.