Graduation and Convocation Checklist
Graduation is the culmination of your studies — you have successfully completed all of the requirements for your program. As a result, you have earned a recognized credential such as a certificate or diploma.
Convocation is a time-honoured post-secondary tradition commemorating students' accomplishments. It is a formal ceremony where the staff and faculty of the NorQuest College community, your family and your friends are able to honour your achievements and celebrate your success.
Ensure you will be able to graduate and attend Convocation – it is your responsibility to complete these steps.
[ ] Apply to Graduate
If you will complete all of your certificate or diploma requirements before August 21, 2017, you are eligible to attend Convocation and you must apply to graduate. This action can only be done through your MyQuest account.
To apply to graduate:
- Login to your MyQuest account.
- Choose the "Apply for Graduation" feature.
- Submit your application before the deadline (see below).
- Once submitted, the Office of the Registrar will assess your courses to determine whether you have met the program requirements to receive your credential.
- The Office of the Registrar will contact you through MyMail regarding the status of your application (and advise you of any further action required). If you have not received a response within 2 weeks of your application, please email email@example.com from your MyMail account.
To be invited to attend Convocation 2017, you must be eligible to complete your program by August 21, 2017, and apply to graduate by February 19, 2017. If you apply after this deadline, you will have missed the opportunity to attend Convocation 2017. This deadline will not be extended.
To receive your credential within one month of the end of your last term of study (based on successful completion of your program), your deadline to apply to graduate is February 19, 2017.
Please note: If you begin and complete your program in Spring Term 2017 (between May and August 2017), you will be invited to Convocation 2018.
Program completion will be assessed by the Office of the Registrar only if you have applied to graduate through your MyQuest account. Your application to graduate is limited to the academic year in which you apply. If you are not successful in achieving your credential, you must apply to graduate again when eligible.
If attending Convocation is not a consideration, you must still apply to graduate to receive your credential.
[ ] Update your address
Parchments are mailed to the address on your student record. Please ensure your address is up-to-date in your MyQuest account.
[ ] Register to attend Convocation
Registrations will be open April 2017
Are you graduating? If you are on track to graduate, you will receive the Convocation Invite & Registration package via your MyMail account in the beginning of April. You can also check for your name on the Convocation List, which will be posted in April..
If you are on the Convocation List, you will be sent an invitation to Convocation through your MyMail account. The invitation includes a link to the website where you register to attend Convocation and pay your gown rental fee. Once your gown rental fee has been processed, you are registered to attend Convocation. For more registration details, check your MyMail account and see General Convocation Information.
[ ] Pick up your gown and tickets
Graduates must pick up their caps, v-stoles, gowns, ticket, guest tickets at the Downtown Edmonton Campus (room, date, and time to be announced). Bring your Gaspard confirmation email to collect your gown.
[ ] Attend Convocation!
Visit the other pages in this site, like Ceremony Location and Schedule or General Convocation Information for everything you need to know for Convocation Day. These pages will be updated closer to the time of Convocation.