Important Information for Graduation

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Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2021 Graduation

November 4: Last day to apply for graduation. Applications received or postmarked after November 21 will be held and processed for the Spring 2022 graduation. Click here to apply for the Fall 2021 Graduation.

November 4: A $125 graduation fee is due (a $50 late fee will be added to your account if payment is not submitted by the November 4 deadline). If you have questions, contact Kelsey Blanks in Student Accounts at 434-791-7182 or

November 4: All account balances must be paid in full. If you have questions, contact Kelsey Blanks in Student Accounts at 434-791-7182 or

November 4: All Transcripts from other institutions must be sent to Registrar’s office.

December 11: GRADUATION DAY!  The Graduation ceremony will be held at North Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do I need to pay my graduation fee? The $125 graduation fee is due by November 4. All other account balances must be paid by November 21.
  • Will my official transcript have the degree conferral date on it? YES – Please visit to request your transcript to be sent out after you have officially had your degree conferred. Students finishing all degree requirements graduating at the end of the Fall 2021 semester with have a conferral date of December 11, 2021.
  • What if I do not plan to attend the Fall 2021 Graduation ceremony, How will I receive my Diploma? Your Diploma will be mailed out the week after December 11, 2021 to the address listed on the graduation application.
  • Will there be a certain amount of tickets given out for our guest to attend the ceremony? YES- Each graduate will be given a certain amount of tickets for their guest. The number of tickets will be determined once we have a final count of those attending. An email will be sent out with the amount of tickets each student will receive.
  • How do I order my Cap & Gown? Please click the link to order your Cap & Gown. For additional question please contact the Bookstore at 434-791-5640- Click here to order a Cap & Gown
  • What if my diploma never arrives at my address? Contact Katie Johnston at kjohnston@averett.eduand let her know you never received your diploma. Please be aware that with the large number of graduates, diplomas may take up to three or four weeks to be delivered.
  • How do I know if my student account is cleared for graduation. Contact Kelsey Blanks at 434-791-7182 to verify that your account is cleared and all balances have been paid.