Credentials and Evaluation

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I submit my Graduation Application?

Apply as soon as you have registered for your final courses. You must apply for graduation to have your degree or certificate posted to your transcript and receive your diploma. Find out more about the graduation application process.


How long will it take for my degree or certificate to show up on my transcript?

Degrees and certificates are posted and will show up on transcripts six to eight weeks after grades are posted (with the exception of late or recent applicants, which may take longer).


I graduated and the degree/certificate shows up on my transcript. Now what?

An email will be sent to your EdMail account announcing the days and times that diplomas may be picked up in person.  If not picked up, they will be mailed to the address that we have on file.


I need an official transcript that shows my degree. How long will that take?

Find information about ordering transcripts here: Order your official transcript. Please indicate that you want your transcript to show your degree. Processing of degrees may take 6-8 weeks.


I missed the deadline. Can I still apply for graduation?

Yes, apply now, applications are processed in the order received. Applicants who meet the priority deadline are processed first. For the current priority deadlines, see the Academic Calendar.


Will I be notified if I didn't graduate?

If you fail to meet all of your program requirements, or you are missing a necessary verification form you will be notified via Edmail; it is the official means of communication between Edmonds Community College and our students. However, if you do not pass or you withdraw from a class, you will not be notified.


Do I need a Transcript Evaluation?

Have you earned college level credits at a technical school, college or university? Do you want those credits to apply toward a certificate or degree? Find out more about transcript evaluation.


What's the difference between graduation and commencement?

Graduation is the process you go through to have your degree posted to your transcript. Commencement is an annual ceremony (held in June) where we honor your academic accomplishments.


Who can participate in Commencement?

If you are completing Edmonds CC degrees and/or certificates – excluding certificates of completion (COCs) – you can participate. If you will complete a degree or certificate summer quarter, you can participate in the commencement ceremony prior to your graduation. To do so, apply for graduation during spring quarter.

Please note: If you miss the spring quarter priority application deadline it is possible your name may not be included in the commencement program.


How do I get a re-print of my diploma?

To request a copy of your diploma, print and complete the diploma reprint request form, contact the college cashier 425.640.1563 to pay the re-print fee. Email the completed form to credentials@email.edcc.edu or mail to:

Edmonds Community College
Credentials
20000 68th Ave West
Lynnwood WA 98036


I have additional questions

Please email: credentials@email.edcc.edu