Commencement

PARTICIPATION

The deadline to apply for commencement is June 1st.  Participation in commencement is not guaranteed if you apply after June 1.

This has been a challenging academic year in many ways, but the Class of 2020 has risen to the occasion. Celebrating your graduation will provide yet one more opportunity for you to show the world your resilience and perseverance!

As announced earlier, the June 19th in-person graduation ceremony has been cancelled, but we’re looking forward to celebrating your upcoming graduation from Northwest Indian College by providing you multiple options to safely celebrate your academic accomplishments! You don’t have to choose just one option; you’re welcome to attend both the virtual ceremony and an in-person ceremony in June of 2021.

Northwest Indian College holds one ceremony per year at the end of spring quarter to honor those who have graduated the previous summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters. Students must complete an online commencement application. Students must have completed all graduation requirements or be currently enrolled in all remaining requirements to be eligible to participate in commencement. Participation in commencement requires a $25.00 fee. Please note: participation in the ceremony does not denote completion of graduation requirements. Degrees and certificates are not awarded or recorded until all credit requirements are completed. Official degrees are posted to the transcript and a diploma is printed once the final credits are completed and verified by the Registrar. The official transcript is the official document of program and course completion.

Instructions on How to Apply
1. Log-in to JICs (see link below) using the same username and password as your student email
2. Select the “Academics Tab,”  AND scroll down the page to “Student Services” section
3. Select “Commencement Application”

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN APPLICATION

Commencement Fees

A $25 fee must be received and processed in order to receive the Care Package. To process this fee, you can either:

  1. Fill out the Credit Card Form and submit to studentaccounts@nwic.edu
  2. Email studentaccounts@nwic.edu with your phone number and a staff member will contact you when in office to process your credit card over the phone.

THE CEREMONY

The Commencement Committee has sent Commencement Care Package which included all the items you would receive at the in-person ceremony, such as your cap, tassel, honor cords, stole, program, grad gift, and any other items. 

The Virtual Commencement Ceremony agenda details are still being developed and more details about the ceremony will be posted here as they become available.

HONORS

Graduation with Honors
Students completing a bachelor or associate degree with a cumulative GPA between 3.50 and 3.74, with at least 45 credits with letter grades, will graduate with Honors. Students will receive 1 honor cord at commencement.

Graduation with High Honors
Students completing a bachelor or associate degree with a cumulative GPA between 3.75 and 3.89, with at least 45 credits with letter grades, will graduate with High Honors. Students will receive 2 honor cords at commencement.

Graduation with Highest Honors
Students completing a bachelor or associate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.90 and above, with at least 45 credits with letter grades, will graduate with Highest Honors. Students will receive 3 honor cords at commencement.

OTHER ITEMS

TICKETS
No tickets are required for guests for the Commencement. 

HONORS RECEPTION
More info to come soon. Hosted by the NWIC Board of Trustees

QUESTIONS:
email: GraduationCommittee@nwic.edu