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Virtual Commencement Update

We are excited to announce Brazosport College will hold a virtual commencement celebration on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.!

Please visit to learn more about our plans for our virtual commencement ceremonies.

Graduation vs. Commencement

Graduation and commencement are typically confused as the same event. Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree. Commencement is an event the college provides free of charge to students at the end of the spring semester.

Whether or not you choose to attend the commencement ceremony, you still need to apply for graduation. Actual degrees are not awarded at the commencement ceremony and graduation status will not be reviewed unless you apply for graduation.

Applying for Graduation

1. Check Degree Requirements

Ensure that you have met all degree requirements by performing a degree audit on MyBC or reviewing degree requirements in the Brazosport College Online Catalog.

2. Clear Holds

Transcripts and diplomas will only be released to students with no holds on their account. Log onto MyBC to view your account status.

3. Apply for Graduation

Download the Graduation Application using the button below and submit it to the Registrar's Office. Once your application has been received, you will be notified of your degree status via mail 2 - 4 weeks after your submission. You cannot graduate without submitting an application.

Degree Application

Certificate Application

Please note: The deadline to participate in the May 2021 virtual ceremony has passed. Please email for information on when your degree will be certified and the option in participating in the May 2022 ceremony. 

Steps to Participating in Commencement

1. Apply for Graduation

You can apply for graduation by following the directions above. 

2. Prepare for Commencement

Caps, gowns and announcements are provided free of charge at Grad Fest. Be sure to periodically visit the Grad Fest website for dates and important information.

Commencement Rehearsal:

Due to Virtual Graduation Ceremony, there will be no rehearsal for 2020-2021 graduates.

Contact the
Registrar's Office

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


(979) 230-3000

(979) 230-3376

Chat live with the Registrar


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