Students who have completed a minimum of 45 credits toward their major will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar regarding their expected graduation date through their RCBC email.

Students can see their assigned graduation by reviewing the ‘Anticipated Completion Date,’ shown on the first page of their Program Evaluation, in WebAdvisor.

Example:

Graduation Requirements
  1. All grades have been posted and successfully completed (no ‘X’ or ‘I’ grades)*
  2. Successful completion of all requirements of a degree program as specified in the college catalog in effect at the time of the student's original start of the program. View college catalog.
  3. Final grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 or higher.

 *Students who have received a grade of ‘X’ in their final semester will be moved to the following graduation, unless they notify the office of the registrar in writing that they wish to accept the grade of ‘F’. Students who choose this option must still meet all other graduation requirements listed above.

*Students who have received a grade of ‘I’ in their final semester will be moved to the following graduation, unless they notify the office of the registrar in writing that they wish to accept the default grade listed on the ‘I’ contract. Students who choose this option must still meet all other graduation requirements listed above. 

Graduation FAQ's

What is the difference between commencement ceremony and graduation?

Graduation is the process by which your degree is officially awarded in our system after successfully completing all program requirements.

Commencement refers to the ceremony held once per year in May where students share their academic accomplishments with their relatives, friends and college family. Graduates will receive an email to their RCBC email account with information regarding the ceremony.

What degrees are offered at Rowan College at Burlington County?

Rowan College at Burlington County offers four types of degrees:

·         Associate of Arts (A.A.)
·         Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.)
·         Associate of Science (A.S.)
·         Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)


We also offer Credit Certificate Programs (CRT) and Special Certificate Programs (SPC). Click here for more details about all our program selections.

What do I need to do to apply for graduation, and is there a deadline?

No! RCBC knows students have busy lives and we are taking care of everything. Students who have completed more than 45 credits will be automatically assigned to an upcoming graduation and given an ‘Anticipated Completion Date' in the system and notified by the Office of the Registrar through their RCBC email. Students can see their assigned graduation by reviewing the ‘Anticipated Completion Date’ shown on the first page of their Program Evaluation in WebAdvisor.

What does 'Anticipated Completion Date' mean?

The Anticipated Completion Date is the date that a student is estimated to complete all of his/her degree requirements. Students can see their assigned graduation by reviewing the ‘Anticipated Completion Date’ shown on the first page of their Program Evaluation in WebAdvisor. Should you need to change your ‘Anticipated Completion Date', or any other information, please email registration@rcbc.edu from your RCBC email with your request.  

How will I know my graduation status?

We will email your status to your RCBC email account, or you can log into your BaronOne student account and reviewing your program requirements.

· ANY requirements that are listed with a status of (Not started) or (In progress) need attention!
· ANY requirements listed with a status of (Complete) or (Pending), are typically requirements that do not need attention.
Please be aware that all requirements and graduation status are subject to a final review from the Office of the Registrar and mistakes in Program Evaluation language do not replace the degree requirements published in the college catalog.

What if I don't graduate during the semester for which I was assigned?

The Office of the Registrar staff will be continually reviewing your account to make sure you are in the right graduation. However, if you need to change your ‘Anticipated Completion Date', or any other information, please email registration@rcbc.edu with your request.

What if I get married and my name changes after I apply for graduation? Can I change my name on my diploma? How?

The name on your diploma will be your legal name in our system. If you would like to officially change your legal name, you will need to complete and sign a Student Record Change Request form and provide the appropriate official documentation to the Office of the Registrar. Click here to obtain a Student Record Change Request form. After the name change is complete, please email registration@rcbc.edu and notify them of the name change so that your diploma name can be updated.

Can I get a letter from the college with an anticipated completion date to submit to my employer?

Yes, you will need to submit an Enrollment Verification. Click here for more details on obtaining an Enrollment Verification.

Can I participate in the commencement ceremony before I graduate?

Yes. RCBC allows students to walk in the May Commencement Ceremony even if they are not graduating until the Summer. However, all outstanding program course requirements must be registered for and appear on your degree audit program evaluation in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Do I need tickets for my family and friends to attend?

No, tickets are not necessary to attend. Only in the event of inclement weather will tickets be needed and communication will be sent out to students prior to the commencement ceremony.

Click here to visit our commencement ceremony website for more information.

Do I need to wear a cap and gown to participate?

Yes, due to the formal nature of these events, Rowan College at Burlington County students must wear a cap and gown in order to participate as a candidate in the commencement ceremony. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

 

Where and when do I line up?

Beginning in late March, information will be emailed to RCBC student email. The email will come from the registration@rcbc.edu.

Check-in and line-up information for the commencement ceremony will be updated on the commencement ceremony website during the Spring semester.

Click here to visit our commencement ceremony website for more information.

Will an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing sign during the commencement ceremony?

Yes. An interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing will sign during the commencement ceremony. The ceremony will also be viewable on large video screens inside of several college buildings in allocated areas throughout the campus. For assistance with accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Support at studentsupport@rcbc.edu.

How and when do I order and pick up my cap and gown?

Information regarding cap and gown pickup will be sent to RCBC email accounts in April.

When will my degree be reflected on my transcript?

Degrees will be begin being posted to transcripts within two weeks after graduation. All grades necessary for graduation must be posted to the transcript prior to the degree being conferred. Please check to see if your degree conferral date has been placed on your academic record prior to requesting an official transcript. Students can log in to their WebAdvisor account, click on ‘Unofficial Transcript’ and review the bottom of the transcript to see if the degree conferral date (graduation date) is noted on the academic record.

When will I get my diploma?

Pick-up information will be sent to your RCBC email account once degrees have been conferred.

What information is on my Diploma or Certificate?

On the Diploma:

·       The college’s name

·       The college’s seal

·       Your legal name as it appears in our system

·       The degree awarded (Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science)

·       Honors and PTK distinctions (if earned)

·       The date your degree was awarded

·       Signatures of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and of the President of Rowan College at Burlington County

On the Certificate:

·       The college’s name

·       The college’s seal

·       Your legal name as it appears in our system

·       Certificate name and credits achieved for certificate completion

·       The date your certificate was completed

·       Signatures of President of Rowan College at Burlington County, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Program Coordinator

How do I know if I qualify for Honors?

Criteria for Honors :

1.      A minimum of 30 institutional credits from Rowan College at Burlington County.

2.      Cumulative computed grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher.

What types of Honors are available?

The following types of Honors are available:

·         cum laude (Honors): Required GPA - 3.50-3.74

·         magna cum laude (High Honors): Required GPA - 3.75-3.89

·         summa cum laude (Highest Honors): Required GPA - 3.90 and above

Which side does the tassel go on?

All candidates should position their tassels on the left side of the academic caps.

Which color tassel should I get?

Prospective graduates are provided with a tassel when picking up the cap and gown. Gold tassels are available for purchase for students documented as having honors.

If I don't go to the commencement ceremony, how can I obtain a commencement ceremony program?

Please contact registration@rcbc.edu and any remaining programs will be mailed to your address on file on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where can I find out about internships and jobs after graduation?

Contact Career Services at (856) 222-9311, ext. 1034 or visit them online by clicking here.

How do I stay in touch with Rowan College at Burlington County after I graduate?

Please visit the Alumni Association online by clicking here.

What if I have a question about my records after I have graduated? Who do I call?

Contact the Office of the Registrar at (856) 222-9311, ext. 1560 or visit us online by clicking here.

How do I get a duplicate diploma?

Click here to obtain a Diploma Reorder Form. Once the form is complete, you may scan and email the form to registration@rcbc.edu for processing.

How do I get a transcript?

Current students can log into their BaronOne Student Account by clicking here and going into WebAdvisor. Click on the 'Transcript Request' link under 'Academic Profile' and follow the on-screen prompts to submit your request.

If you are having trouble accessing your WebAdvisor account or are a former student please complete and submit a Transcript Request Form. Click here to access a Transcript request form.

Can I take additional courses after I graduate?

Yes. For information on how to obtain a dual degree, you may visit the Advising Department online by clicking here.

When will my final grades be reflected on my transcript?

Final grades are due by midnight, 48 hours from the last day of the term. Specific grade deadlines can be found on our Academic Calendar. You may access our Academic Calendar by clicking here.

Grades are submitted electronically from the assigned professor for each course or an authorized division personnel. If you have a missing grade, please contact the assigned professor for the course or appropriate division directly. Contact information for individual divisions can be found online by clicking here.

What if I fail a required class my last semester?

You will need to contact an advisor to make a plan to satisfy the requirement. The Office of the Registrar will continually review your status to ensure you are in the correct gradation. However, you can always email registration@rcbc.edu and request that your ‘Anticipated Completion Date’ be updated.