Graduation Criteria






Enrollment Services


(541) 463-5686

Primary Contact

Dawn Whiting

Responsible Executive Authority

Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs


This procedure describes the steps eligible students must take to apply for graduation.


To be considered a Lane graduate students are required to complete all of their program requirements as stated in the catalog for Associate Degrees, 1 and 2 year Certificates and Career Pathway Certificates. Students may earn more than one Degree or Certificate at Lane.

All students must apply online for their degrees and/or certificates during their final term for that program. The graduation application is available in myLane, and opens on the first day of the term for which a student wishes to be considered for graduation. A student application is cleared if that student has completed and/or is registered to complete all courses required for the program of study for which they are registered. If the student does not complete all required courses at the end of the term, their application will be inactivated and that student will need to reapply.

Students have until the last day of the term in which they are planning to complete their requirements to apply for their degree. Degrees will also be awarded retroactively, if a student has already completed all of their requirements.

What is Graduation?

Graduation is the certifying of degrees and certificates.

What is Commencement?

Commencement is the annual ceremony Lane has for the graduates it certifies throughout the year. The commencement ceremony is usually held in June. Commencement details are available on the Student Life and Leadership site.

Apply for graduation in myLane the term you have registered for all courses required to complete your degree and/or certificate.& After logging into your myLane account, choose Enrollment and Student Financial Services, Student Records, Graduation Application. Complete all fields on the Graduation Application, review the information, and then Submit.

The names of those receiving their degrees in the summer, fall and winter terms prior to the June commencement ceremony and the names of those who are on track to graduate for spring term of the commencement ceremony, will appear in the commencement ceremony brochure. Students participating in the commencement ceremony earning their degrees or certificates in the terms following the ceremony, who have successfully completed their degrees or certificates will have their names in the following year's commencement ceremony brochures. Brochures are available from Student Life and Leadership after each year's ceremony has occurred.

Date Adopted

Saturday, May 1, 1999

Date Last Reviewed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015