Information for Graduates

Date and Location

Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Location TBD

IMPORTANT NOTICE as of Friday, March 27th,2020
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Northwest Vista College’s 2019-2020 Commencement Ceremony is being planned for a virtual commencement. Updates regarding commencement and additional information will be posted to the website and sent to students' emails. Thank you for your understanding.

Students who complete their degree requirements in Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 (lacking only 8 credit hours or less) must meet with their assigned academic advisor for a degree review by the deadline.

Update Your Home Address

If you changed your address after meeting with your advisor regarding graduation, send your new address to The deadline for Spring is June 1.

What Does It Cost?

There is no cost for graduation. 



When and how will I get my diploma?

  • Diplomas are mailed approximately 60 days after the end of the term in which you applied via first-class mail in a 12" X 16" cardboard mailer.
  • Diplomas are mailed to the address provided by you on the Application for Graduation. It is recommended that all degree candidates log into ACES before the end of the semester and verify that the diploma address is correct. If incorrect, update it under the Personal Information menu.
  • Diplomas will not be mailed to students with Holds.
  • Please log into ACES to verify that no holds exist on your account.


What's on my diploma?

  • Diplomas include the following information: Student’s name (first, middle, and last), degree and major. University honors and Honors College tiers are included for qualifying students.
  • Diplomas DO NOT include minors and or concentrations.


Didn't Receive Your Diploma?

If you still have not received your diploma, please e-mail the Degree Completion Team from your student ACES account with the following information: 

1) Full Name, 2) Student Banner ID, & 3) Permanent Mailing Address to:


Degree Awarding Timeline



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