Why apply for graduation?

All NLC graduates receive:

  • Your official NLC printed credentials (parchment)
  • Your graduation noted on your official NLC transcript
  • Your invitation to attend Convocation ceremonies to celebrate your achievements, walk across the stage in cap and gown, and receive your official credentials officially issued to you.


Attending convocation ceremonies

Convocation ceremonies are held in late spring each year. All students who have applied to graduate and will successfully complete their program by August 31 are invited to attend convocation in June.

Note: If your program finishes by August 31 and you want to attend Convocation ceremonies that year, you can submit your graduation request by April 30. If you submit your graduation request after that date, or if your program finishes after August 31, you will be invited to Convocation ceremonies the following year.

2023 ceremony dates and details coming soon!


Your official printed credentials

All students who meet graduation requirements will receive one official NLC parchment. Professional certificate frames are available for purchase from our NLC Bookstore or online here.

If you would like to order an official reprint of your parchment, please fill out the Duplicate/Replacement Parchment Request.

Duplicate parchments are only issued for students who have successfully graduated from an NLC program and have previously been issued a parchment. Official re-prints look almost exactly like an original parchment, with a notation that says “Duplicate of original issued in month/year” in small print along the bottom front.

Note: Northern Lights College reserves the right to withhold official records (including parchments) for students in arrears or with outstanding books or tools.