Commencement Information

COD will offer an in-person ceremony for Spring 2023. A date, location, and time will be scheduled for the week of May 22-26, 2023. 


Commencement will be held on: To be determined. Further information and commencement details will be shared March 1st, 2023.  


*Information & restrictions subject to change

Degree and Certificate Overview

Associate Degrees and/or Certificates are not automatically awarded when students complete the requirements. Students must submit the electronic Degree Application or Certificate Application by the following deadlines.


Graduation Term Submission Deadline Commencement Ceremony
Fall November 1st May of following year
Spring/Summer March 1st May of current year
Summer July 1st May of following year

Application to Graduate is normally processed within 10-15 business days. However, processing could take longer during peak registration and high volume months.  Peak months are generally:  December, January, February, March, and May.

Updates to your Associate Degree(s) and/or Certificate(s) will be sent to your COD email.