The College has one annual commencement ceremony at the end of the Spring semester.  The graduating class consists of students whose degrees were awarded from September of the previous year through June of the current year (e.g., September 2022 through June 2023).

For information regarding the Commencement Ceremony please visit the Office of Student Life’s Commencement website.

Degrees Awarded

The following degrees are awarded:

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) prepares students for entry into a specific career area immediately after graduation.
  • Associate in Science Degree (AS) and Associate in Arts Degrees (AA) prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate program.
  • Certificate Programs are designed for individuals who wish to upgrade their skills but are not currently seeking college degrees or who wish to add another specialization to their degree.

Degrees are awarded four times a year:

  • January (for students finishing requirements in the Fall semester)
  • February (for students finishing requirements in the Winter session)
  • June (for students finishing requirements in the Spring semester)
  • September (for students finishing requirements in the Summer session)

Bronx Community College will confer a degree upon a student who has completed all College requirements towards graduation. However, a student must also be in good standing with the College in order to graduate and receive a degree. Accordingly, a student who has completed all academic requirements will not be eligible to graduate or receive a degree until any outstanding financial balance or disciplinary matter against him/her has been resolved and any disciplinary penalty completed.

Records are sealed after graduation

No changes may be made to the academic record (transcript) after the degree has been awarded.

Transcripts reflecting the award of your degree

A statement of the degree awarded will be posted on your official transcript before you receive your diploma. To request your transcript to be held until the degree is posted, a student must check the specify box on the transcript request form.

All obligations whether academic and/or financial must be cleared before your records will be released.


We are happy to announce that CUNY recently contracted with Parchment LLC to be the diploma source for its schools.  Effective January 2021, graduates and those ordering duplicate diplomas will now receive digital and hardcopy versions.

Approximately 6-8 weeks after their graduation date, students should expect to receive email and text messaging notifications from Parchment LLC to claim their electronic diplomas and about when the hardcopy will be mailed.  For more information, please visit Parchment LLC’s website (

For graduates prior to Fall 2020, if you have not picked up your diploma, we invite you to schedule an appointment via Calendly ( to pick up your diploma.  We recommend that you also send a detailed email to the Graduation Unit ( specifying your full name, EMPLID, major, graduation year, and past & current addresses to confirm that your diploma is available.

If you need verification of graduation, you may request a transcript at, or request enrollment verification via CUNYfirst–> Student Center–> My Academics.

Please review your home address, telephone number and email account in CUNYfirst to ensure that all of your contact information is current.

Thank you and congratulations on your achievements!

Duplicate Diplomas

Graduates may request a duplicate diploma by submitting the Duplicate Diploma Request Form.  There is a standard $30.00 non-refundable fee for all duplicate diploma requests payable by money order to the Bursar’s Office.  No personal checks will be accepted.

  • A duplicate diploma will be issued ONLY in the event that the original diploma was lost, damaged, stolen, or if there is a name change.
  • If there is a name change, please provide  any one of the following documents: court order, marriage license, or divorce documentation.

Bronx Community College regrets that we cannot be responsible if the diploma is lost, stolen, or damaged in the mail.  In the event that you do not receive your diploma or it is damaged, you will be responsible for ordering a replacement copy and for all associated fees.  Thank you for your understanding.

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