Applying for Graduation

In order to receive a credential for their chosen program, all students must apply for graduation. Students are encouraged to apply for graduation during the semester in which they complete their program requirements. Graduation application forms are available online and at Registrar & Enrolment Services.

Graduation application forms are made available in July for convocation ceremonies occurring the following June. The cost is $25.00 per application and must be submitted by February 1. Applications received after this deadline are subject to a $25.00 late fee. The last day to submit a late application for graduation in June 2021 is March 15, 2021. Graduation applications received after March 15, 2021 may not be processed in time for June 2021 convocation.

Application Assessment

The program requirements for graduation are based on the effective term a student enters their program. This term is often, but not always, the term in which a student is admitted to the College. It is recommended that students verify their program details on their unofficial transcript by visiting Langara's login page

Term-specific requirements for all programs can be found in the applicable calendar for that term. Students can also use the graduation evaluation tool on Langara's login page to check their specific program requirements.

In addition to fulfilling specific program requirements, students must also adhere to the requirements set out in the Langara credentials policy. Program effective term dates of January 1, 2014 or later are covered under the current credential policy and regulations.

Graduation Exemption Requests

Students seeking exemptions from graduation requirements must submit a written request. The request should be submitted (along with an accompanying Graduation Exemption Request Form) to Registrar & Enrolment Services before February 1. More information about the process can be found here.

Transfer Credits

All transfer credit requests should be submitted by students prior to their final term at Langara College. Students must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form and official transcript(s) to Registrar & Enrolment Services. The transfer credit process takes a minimum of six to eight weeks. Any transfer credit requests, including all supporting documentation, should be submitted before January 3 in order to be processed in time for the June convocation date. Only completed, graded coursework will be evaluated for transfer credit. More information regarding transfer credit can be found here.

Outstanding Accounts

Students who have an outstanding debt to the College for any reason (college fees, library fines, overdue books, or equipment) will not be permitted to receive a credential or official transcript from Langara. Upon clearing outstanding amounts owed to the College, students must inform Registrar & Enrolment Services. Students can check the status of their accounts under Account Balance & Payments through login page.

Confirmation of Graduation

Once a student’s graduation application has been approved, a confirmation letter will be issued to the student by Registrar & Enrolment Services. A notation will also be added to the student’s transcript, indicating the program and the semester in which the requirements were completed. Official credentials are issued during convocation in June.

Graduation with Distinction

Candidates who achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 3.67 in the final 40% of their credits taken towards a Langara credential are eligible to graduate with distinction. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will be assessed for graduation with distinction based on the last 30 credits of regularly graded courses. The notation of "Graduation with Distinction" will appear on the academic transcript.

Student Information Changes

If a student changes their name after submitting a Graduation Application Form, they need to complete a Request for Change of Student Information Form. The form must be submitted, along with proper name change documentation, to Registrar & Enrolment Services. Address changes can be through Registrar & Enrolment Services or through Langara's login page. It is recommended that the student also notifies the Graduation Evaluation Team of the change to ensure proper delivery of documents.

Mailing Credentials

All graduates who do not attend Celebrating Langarans will receive a Convocation box containing their parchment, a graduation cap, alumni card, and other graduation mementos in early July via Canada Post or an international mailing service. Please ensure that your mailing address is up-to-date! You can do this by reviewing your personal information on the Langara Student Information System (SIS). Students who are current or past employees of Langara College who need to update their address must do so through Workday.

Ordering Official Transcripts

The notation confirming the credential awarded and the date of completion will appear on your transcript upon approval of your graduation application.

If you require an official transcript that includes the credential awarded notation, please confirm that the notation appears on your record before placing an order for a transcript. Your unofficial transcript is available to view on Langara's login page.

Transcripts with graduation information are usually available to collect/mail out approximately by the second week of the semester following program completion, or by the end of May for students completing their program in April.