Graduation Office Mission

The Graduation Office provides quality auditing and certification services that promote learning and responsibility among potential graduates, support students in achieving their educational goals, and uphold the integrity of the CPCC degree.

College graduation applications open at the following times: 

  • Fall applications - Apply August 1
  • Spring applications - Apply January 1 
  • Summer applications - Apply May 1 (your name will appear in the next year's printed program)

Now Accepting Summer 2019 Graduation Applications

Graduation Resources

  • Graduation Applications

    Are you a Central Piedmont student pursuing a college degree, diploma or certificate? Follow these steps to graduate: 

    1. Meet with your advisor. Make an appointment with your faculty advisor or Transfer Resource Center to determine if you have met all requirements of the Degree, Diploma, or certificate.
    2. Complete the graduation application in MyCollege for each credential you wish to earn. If you do not see your certificate listed, please contact your advisor to have them admit you to the program. Once admitted, you will see your certificate and may apply for graduation.
    3. After applying, a graduation analyst will review your application within 4-6 weeks after the drop/add period and send you an email with an order form attached for your degree or diploma. Please print it out and return it to a Central Piedmont cashiers office with payment. For the college certificates, once awarded, a hard copy will be mailed to your address on file.

    College Degree Diploma Application 

    Submit your application through your MyCollege account. Contact the Graduation Office at 704.330.6312 for assistance. 

    Reverse Transfer

    What is reverse transfer/credit program (CWID) at Central Piedmont?

    Reverse Transfer program is the awarding of an associate degree to students who previously attended Central Piedmont and had completed/earned 30% (21 college-level credit hours) toward their degree, plus eligible credits transferred from your University, which, when combined meet the degree and graduation requirements at Central Piedmont. It is an "opt in" program through which data is sent twice a year to Central Piedmont from the state of North Carolina and participating universities. Please contact your University Counselor more details as to how to “opt in” to the Reverse Transfer program. 

    North Carolina's Reverse Transfer Program

    The University of North Carolina - Reverse Transfer

    Adult High School Graduation Application 

    Contact your Adult High School Program Coordinator at 704.330.6144.

  • Commencement Ceremony Information

    College Commencement Ceremony 

    The 2018-19 college graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 am at the Bojangle's Coliseum.

    ​​​​​​Adult High School, GED, HiSet, and Work & Learn Commencement Ceremony

    The Adult High School, GED, HiSet and Pathways graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bojangles' Coliseum.


  • Obtain Copies of Your Credentials

    College Degrees, Diplomas or Certificates 

    Contact the Graduation Office at for an order form.

    Adult High School Diplomas

    Central Piedmont does not print Adult High School diplomas in house. Student order information is sent to a third party to be printed only once per term. Check your email for an order form for your Adult High School Diploma.

    Questions? Contact: 

    College and Career Readiness department AHS at Central Piedmont Education Center Welcome Center

    1412 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28235 


    GED/HiSet Certificate or Transcript:

    To Order a copy of your GED or HiSet certificate or transcript, and Education Verification visit or call 1-855-313-5799.

    CCE Certificates:

    Contact Corporate and Continuing Education at 704.330.4223

  • Ceremony Photos and Videos


    2018 Graduation Video 

    2018 Inaugural Speech Video 


    GradImages photographs all graduates at the ceremony. For more information, visit their website and click pre-event email registration. You may also go directly to the online photo reservation.

  • Graduation Ceremony Participation Orientation

    View videos providing detailed information about participating in upcoming graduation ceremonies. 

Spring 2019 Graduation