Steps to Graduate
Once you have completed the necessary coursework and have been given Literacy Education Information System (LEIS) clearance, your information is given to the graduation department for processing. The Graduation Services office will then audit your file.
You will be notified by email that you have been cleared to graduate within four to six weeks after we audit your file. Your transcript will be then be updated with your graduation status and you will receive a form to order your diploma.
If the graduation office tells you that you need an additional course, but your advisor told you that you were finished, it is possible that your education plan needs to be updated or that you need a course substitution. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to determine how that course requirement needs to be satisfied. Once that has been resolved, call your graduation analyst to let them know.
Get Your Adult High School Diploma or GED Credential
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) system prints high school diplomas. Graduation Services orders diplomas from CMS in January and June. Regardless of when you order your diploma, you will not receive it until at least eight weeks after Central Piedmont orders the diplomas from the CMS.
You can purchase additional copies of your adult high school diploma for $20. Contact your graduation analyst for a diploma order form.
If you have obtained a GED or HiSet credential, please go to diplomasender.com to order your copy.
Pick Up Your Cap and Gown, Attend the Graduation Ceremony (If Eligible to Participate)
The graduation office will email you detailed information on cap and gown purchases and other ceremony details beginning in early April. You can pick up your cap and gown beginning in late April during the Graduation Fair at the Central Campus bookstore.
Graduation ceremony orientation video
Learn everything you need to know to prepare for your graduation day.