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Graduation Instructions for DCB Students on Valley City's Campus

DCB students on the Valley City campus: Please read the following instructions and information carefully as it will help you with your quest to graduate.

Graduation Requirements
All students seeking graduation status must complete the following:

  • Fulfill all entrance requirements.
  • Complete the curriculum outline for intended degree (refer to course catalog or Degree Planning Sheets listed under Graduation Resource Center)
  • Earn a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00.
  • Enrolled in and completed at least 15 credits through Dakota College at Bottineau.
  • Complete an application for graduation with Dakota College at Bottineau.
  • Prior to graduation all finances and academic obligations must be satisfied.

Steps to Graduate
Below are the steps to graduate. Various applications and guides mentioned can be downloaded for use through the Graduation Resources section at bottom of this page.

Step 1: File an Application for Graduation with the DCB Student Services Office

Dakota College at Bottineau students on the VCSU campus must apply for graduation with DCB in order to earn their diploma. Application for Graduation must be filed with the DCB Student Services Office by the semester deadlines listed below. All students filing an application after the deadline will have to pay a $10 late-application fee to DCB.

Applicants who applied for graduation in a previous term but didn’t graduate must file a new application for graduation with the college. All late fees and rules still apply

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2017 deadline: November 13, 2017
  • Spring 2018 deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Summer 2018 deadline: March 2, 2018 (for those intending to participate in graduation ceremony)

The Application for Graduation is available through Joy Smith, Valley City Programs Director, or can be downloaded below in the Graduation Resources Center.


Step 2: Make Your Intent to Walk in the Ceremony Known

Dakota College at Bottineau students on the VCSU campus may participate in the VCSU graduation ceremony. Students participating in Valley City's ceremony will observe all commencement rules and deadlines placed forth by VCSU.

DCB students are required to wear a Hunter Green cap/gown, which the student will purchase through the Valley City State University bookstore.

Graduation Resources Center

The following material can help returning students register for classes.

  • Application for Graduation
    Please file the application for graduation by the appropriate deadline.
  • Course Catalog
    The course catalog holds all curricula requirements for academic degrees.
  • Degree Planning Sheets
    Degree Planning Worksheets can help students verify that they are on the correct track to graduate. There are four worksheets available.

Please refer to the Q&A section.

Or contact:
Melissa Remick
Valley City Programs Director
(701) 845-7490; (800) 532-8641

Jody Klier
Registrar/Graduation Ceremony Coordinator
(701) 845-7297