Graduation Information

Start Here for Your Graduation and Commencement Ceremony Information.

Congratulations on Being Ready to Graduate!

Whether you are a student in Lancaster, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Online, or another LBC | Capital location, this page will help you get started in ensuring completion of your degree requirements and in planning your commencement celebration with family and friends.

LBC | Capital awards certificates and degrees at three points in the year – August, December, and May. Once students have met all academic requirements for their certificate or degree, they are eligible to graduate, regardless of their participation in a commencement ceremony. Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree or certificate. See the information below about commencement dates.

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STEP 1: Checklist to Ensure You Are Ready to Graduate

  • Check with your advisor to confirm you have met all academic requirements for your certificate or degree.
  • Complete the application for graduation. All potential graduates must apply for graduation by completing the application. Graduation is not an automatic process; students must apply. The deadlines to apply are as follows: For August Graduates – June 15, For December Graduates – September 15, For May Graduates – January 15.
  • Complete financial aid exit loan counseling. If you have received federal student loans, please complete the Exit Loan Counseling at or contact the LBC | Capital Financial Aid Office for a personalized interview.
  • Confirm with the LBC | Capital Solution Center that all your financial obligations are met and that any holds on your account have been resolved. Email Solution Center
  • Complete the Graduating Student Exit Survey. See your LBC email for more details.

STEP 2: Planning for the Commencement Ceremony

Students encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony at the location where their studies have been based on the date coinciding with or following their academic completion. Consult the listing below for schedules and details. If you have any questions about which ceremony location or date to attend, please contact the Registrar’s Office (

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