Each student seeking or getting a duplicate diploma of an associate degree or certificate of achievement is required to submit a graduation application to the Office of the Registrar. To submit a graduation application through MyCSN, follow the instructions here.

If you do not see an "Apply for Graduation" option in MyCSN, you will be required to submit a completed graduation application to the Office of the Registrar.

Graduation Checklist (PDF)

Application Deadlines

Spring 2017: October 10, 2016 - March 3, 2017

NOTE: If you want to participate in the May 15, 2017 ceremony, your spring graduation application must be submitted by the deadline.

Summer 2017: March 8, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Fall 2017: July 17 2017 - October 6, 2017

In Residence Requirement

CSN requires that students must meet degree or certificate course requirements that are listed in a CSN catalog published no earlier than six years before graduation. Students must:

  • Select the catalog under which they earned their first letter grade or
  • Select the catalog they declared or changed major or
  • Select the catalog in effect when the the student has completed the degree or certificate or
  • Select a degree that is offered for the first time after the student has enrolled. The student must choose the catalog year in which the degree or major was first offered.

In no case may a student use a catalog that is more than six years old at the time of graduation.

Catalog Year

Students may continue to graduate under the degree requirements for the year in which they: initially enrolled at CSN in classes other than Community Services courses; officially declared a major at the Office of the Registrar; will graduate. If a degree or emphasis is offered for the first time after a student has enrolled, the student may choose the catalog year in which the degree or emphasis was first offered. The catalog must not be older than six years. For specific details, please see a counselor.


Be sure to legibly print your name on the graduation application exactly as you would like it to appear on your diploma. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified in writing of your graduation status. Diplomas are typically ordered three times a year. You will again be notified in writing when you your diploma is available. If you have a change of address after applying for graduation, access MyCSN to update it.


All graduating students are encouraged to participate in commencement exercises held at the close of the spring semester each year. At that time, all associate degrees and certificates of achievement are conferred upon summer, fall, and spring graduates for the year. Applicants for graduation will be sent information on commencement ceremonies in the spring semester or you can view it online here.

Cap and Gown Price Information

Are you interested in speaking at the CSN Commencement Ceremony?  If you are, please visit the Commencement Speaker Contest page.