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Graduation

DESTINATION: GRADUATION

You have questions. We have answers.

Join us this April for Destination: Graduation.

 

  •      April 2-3 --- 10:00AM - 5:00PM --- Building 2000, Room 006 --- South Charleston campus
  •      April 4 --- 10:00AM - 4:00PM --- Davis Hall Auditorium --- Montgomery campus
                     4:00PM - 5:00PM --- Davis Hall, Room 206 --- Montgomery campus

 

This event is open to all Summer/Fall 2018 graduates and Spring 2019 graduation applicants.

Caps and gowns will be available and refreshments will be provided.

 

***This event is not mandatory, but your attendance is recommended. If you choose to attend, only one day is necessary. Average student participation time is 45 minutes. This event operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.***

 

COMMENCEMENT 2019

BridgeValley's Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center (formerly the Charleston Civic Center) on Saturday, May 11 at 11:00AM. Students participating in the Commencement Ceremony must arrive by 9:30AM and follow the appropriate signage to the preparation area. Faculty should arrive at 10:00AM for 10:30AM line up.

Guests must enter through the entrance opposite the Charleston Town Center Mall. Ushers will be available and guests may take their seats upon arrival.

Guests in need of a disability accommodations may contact the Charleston Civic Center by calling 304-345-1500.

DIRECTIONS TO THE CHARLESTON COLISEUM AND CONVENTION CENTER

Convenient parking is available within the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center parking garage at the rate of $3.00 per car or within the Charleston Town Center Mall’s Lee Street and Quarrier Street parking garages at the rate of $1.75 per car.

200 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV  25301

 

GRADUATION PHOTOS
Graduation photos are available through Chris Gosses Photography. For more information regarding these photos, please contact Chris Gosses Photography at 304-444-4636. For direct access to the 2018 Commencement photo archive, please click here.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

NOTE: A formal application for graduation must be submitted to your academic advisor by the date published in the academic calendar.

Candidates for graduation from a specific major will be evaluated based on the catalog which was in effect at the time they declared the major unless one of the following is true:

  • A student interrupts his/her study for two consecutive semesters excluding the summer term (readmitted students will be placed in the effective catalog at a the time of readmission)

  • A student elected to move to newer catalog at the time it was in effect

  • A student meets the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of graduation

Degree requirements vary from program to program. The minimum semester hour requirement for an Associate degree is 60. The student is responsible for completing all program requirements. If a substitution or waiver is recommended by the academic advisor and is approved by the Chief Academic Officer, the approval must be on record in the Office of the Registrar before the substitution or waiver is in effect. Candidates for graduation taking courses under transient student status must ensure a transcript is received in the Office of the Registrar no later than ten (10) calendar days after the Commencement date. Transfer students must meet the residency requirements of the program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding specific program requirements, please contact your academic advisor.
 

Graduation requirements for associate degrees from BridgeValley Community and Technical College includes the following:

  1. Minimum of 60 earned credit hours, with a minimum of fifteen credit hours taken in residence at BridgeValley

  2. An overall 2.0 cumulative grade point average

  3. An overall 2.0 institutional grade point average

  4. An overall 2.0 grade point average in the student’s major field as outlined in the college catalog

  5. Completion of all program specific requirements as outlined in the catalog

  6. Completion of all required assessments as outlined in the catalog

  7. Fulfilment of all obligations to the college

 

Graduation requirements for certificate programs from BridgeValley Community and Technical College includes the following:

  1. Minimum of 30 earned credit hours, with a minimum of eight credit hours taken in residence at BridgeValley

  2. Completion of all program specific requirements as outlined in the catalog

  3. Completion of all required assessments as outlined in the catalog

  4. Fulfilment of all obligations to the college

 

REMINDER FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS
Exit Loan Counseling is required when a federal loan borrower graduates, leaves school, or drops below half-time enrollment. Exit counseling can be completed on campus during an exit counseling workshop or online at www.studentloans.gov. For more information, please visit Exit Loan Counseling.

 

AN IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING GRADUATION CERTIFICATION, DIPLOMAS AND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
The Office of the Registrar strives to process graduates and print diplomas in a timely manner. It is always our intent to mail diplomas within the timeframes outlined below:
 

  • Fall diplomas will be mailed between February 1-15
  • Spring diplomas will be mailed between July 1-15
  • Summer diplomas will be mailed between September 1-15
     

Diplomas are for display purposes only. Official transcripts and degree verifications through the National Student Clearinghouse are the only two official methods of providing proof of credential.

If an award date is present on your unofficial transcript within MyBridge, you are clear to request an official transcript through the National Student Clearinghouse at www.getmytranscript.com as long as you have no financial obligation to BridgeValley.

 

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