Apply for Graduation

You’ve reached your final semester and you’re ready to graduate! Even if you don’t plan to participate in the ceremony, you need to request to graduate from your program. Follow the process below to complete your request for graduation.

  1. Log in to MyNTC.
  2. Select TRANSCRIPTS & GRADES from the left navigation menu.
  3. Click APPLY FOR GRADUATION on the left side bar.
  4. Click APPLY under the desired graduation date (either December or May). If it reads VIEW/UPDATE, you may already have an active grad application. Please review and update as necessary (such as attending ceremony).
  5. Complete or update the form.

Note: If you are finishing your final requirements in the Spring or Summer semesters, please apply for Spring Graduation. Follow the link below for additional NTC graduation policies.

Graduation Policies

Graduation Ceremony Information

Spring 2020 Graduation

Congratulations to all our spring 2020 graduates! The virtual commencement ceremony can be viewed at

All spring 2020 graduates will be invited to participate in the December 2020 Winter Commencement Ceremony at the Grand Theater in Wausau on Saturday, December 12. Stay tuned to your NTC student email in the coming months for information on how to sign up to participate in that event. Questions about the ceremony can be directed to

Your spring 2020 diploma will be mailed prior to the December ceremony. After final grades have been entered for the spring semester, Student Records will complete a final degree audit and update program completion information on transcripts. We anticipate diplomas will be mailed 6-8 weeks after grading day. To ensure your diploma reaches you, please review your mailing address in your MyNTC account and let Student Records know if it needs to be updated. 

Please note if you have been granted a course extension, your final degree audit will be completed once all courses have ended. 

If you are planning to order official NTC transcripts and you want your graduation/program completion to appear on them, please select "Hold for Graduation" when ordering. 

If you have questions about your graduation application, program completion, or diploma, please email To best assist you, be sure to include your first and last name and student ID number.​

Fall 2020 Graduation

To accommodate both spring and fall graduates, we will offer two ceremonies in December, split by Division. Students who complete their final coursework up through summer 2020 will receive an email with information regarding how to RSVP for a ceremony. Students who are on track to complete their final courses in December 2020, will apply for graduation once the application becomes available in September/October.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - School of Business, Community Services and Virtual College, School of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, School of Agriculture, Utilities and Transportation
Time: 12:00 p.m. - School of Health, School of Public Safety, School of General Studies
Location: Grand Theater, Wausau
Duration: Each graduation ceremony will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours

Graduation FAQs 

Graduation Regalia/Dress

Academic Regalia are required to participate in the commencement ceremony. Student graduation regalia have already been purchased through student fees and consist of:

  • Cap
  • Gown
  • Tassel

Only academic-related additions to the regalia will be allowed as follows:

  • White cord: Outstanding Graduate of a program
  • Gold cord: A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Red, white and blue cord: Students who have served in the armed services
  • Pins awarded to Nursing and Dental Hygiene students indicating the completion of their program
  • The gold stole of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Other items signifying Phi Theta Kappa Membership, including ceremonial tassel, cord, or medallion
  • Tasteful adornments to the cap limited to the representation of the degree being granted
  • Graduates may wear religious and culturally-based adornments in ceremony. For example, Native students may wear eagle feathers or other culturally significant items in a manner consistent with their individual and tribal religious beliefs and traditions.