Congratulations Graduates!

Welcome to the Graduation section of the portal. Here you will find important information on the steps you need to take to be considered a graduate of York County Community College. Due to COVID-19 we do not have specific details on the commencement ceremony at time. Please check this site or your email later this Spring for information.

Intent to Graduate Deadlines

March 15th, for anyone who wishes to participate in the May commencement ceremony

April 15th, for anyone who plans to complete their requirements this May, but who do not wish to participate in the ceremony

July 15th for anyone who plans to complete their requirements in the Summer.

Graduation and Commencement

In order to be officially coded as a graduate of YCCC, you must submit the Intent to Graduate Form by the designated deadline, and meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the College Catalog  (starts on page 47).

YCCC Offers three different graduation groups: Fall, Spring, and Summer. However, there is only one Commencement Ceremony that takes place each year in May. This is the formal ceremony where students have the option to participate in celebrating their academic accomplishments along with fellow classmates, family and friends, college leadership, as well as faculty and staff.

Venue Information - The Sanford Performing Arts Center


The Sanford Performing Arts Center will be the site for our May 2020 commencement ceremony. Located at 100 Alumni Blvd. in Sanford, Maine, this will be the first Commencement ceremony held at this space. The 854-seat theater opened in December 2018. For more information on the venue, visit:

Form Completion:

Please complete the Intent to Graduate form in its entirety. Incomplete requests may result in delayed processing.

Multiple Majors:

This request is good for one major only. It is a one-time fee of $50 (whether or not you plan to march in the graduation ceremony). Any future intent for a different major must accompany a new request and an additional fee of $50. Awards will be granted consecutively, not concurrently.

Completion Process:

Once you submit this form with payment, you will receive an official degree audit and receive a letter from the Director of Enrollment Services indicating remaining requirements needed to receive degree. If you fail to meet the listed requirements within one semester of notification, you will need to submit an updated Intent to Graduate form (you will NOT need to pay the fee again).

Graduation Dates:

There are three graduation groups per academic year: Spring (May), Summer (August) and Fall (December). There is, however, only one commencement ceremony that takes place in May of each year.

Commencement Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony, students must have completed all of their requirements (or be within one course of completion) by the end of the spring semester. Students who completed their requirements in the previous summer or fall terms who did not march in the previous commencement are welcome to participate.

* Please note, Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee award conferral, you still need to satisfactorily complete the remaining requirements in the soonest term possible.

Commencement Details:

Details regarding date, time and venue will be forthcoming. It is important for the student to check their preferred email that they listed on their Intent to Graduate form for important ceremony details including when and where to order and pickup regalia, applying for tickets, special accommodations etc. (These emails are typically sent out in April).

* As a reminder, students with any outstanding financial obligations (Financial Aid, Business, or Library holds) will not be allowed to participate until the obligation is taken care of and the hold is removed. Students receiving financial aid loans must complete an exit interview with the Financial Aid Office in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Since the commencement ceremony takes place at the end of the spring semester before grades are due, you will not receive your actual diploma at the ceremony (you will, however, receive a case). Diplomas are ordered through an outside company and will be mailed directly to the student at the address indicated on the Intent to Graduate form. If you need to update the address after the semester, please contact the Academic Affairs Office.

Ordering Your Regalia (Cap & Gown)

If you plan to participate in the May 2020 Commencement ceremony, please  check your e-mail around March 16th to fill out the survey for your regalia (cap and gown).  

Once it has been confirmed that the student is eligible to march in the ceremony, the Director of Enrollment Services will send additional information explaining the next steps. As reminder, students will not be eligible to participate in commencement if they have a balance on their account and/or have not completed Student Loan Exit Counseling. 

Guest Ticket Information

The survey for your regalia will also include information about guest tickets. On the survey please indicate the number of tickets you wish to receive, and if accommodations will be needed. Please note that due to limited seating in the venue, not all tickets are guaranteed. 

Honor students will receive distinction as indicated by a gold tassel at commencement, students must meet the cumulative GPA requirements of 3.5 - 4.0 by the end of the Fall semester to be eligible.
Calculation for Commencement GPA does not include spring semester grades, as calculation of spring semester grades for all students cannot be determined prior to commencement. Cumulative GPAs made after spring semester grades are posted will be be displayed on final transcripts.
If you have any questions, please contact Enrollment Services at 207-216-4401 or

Purchasing Your Phi Theta Kappa Stole

If you are member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, you may purchase your PTK honor stole through the PTK website. 

For additional information, please contact PTK advisor, Paul Archer,