Hours of Operation
Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
View all dates on the Academic Calendar
College N.O.W. Dates
Heartland Community College confers degrees and certificates at the end of each semester. Students must complete the online graduation application process prior to the deadline for the semester in which they are planning to complete their plan of study. Eligible students will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony.
|When You Expect to Complete Your Plan of Study||Deadline to Apply to Graduate Online|
|Fall Semester (December)||October 1|
|Spring Semester (May)||March 1|
|Summer Semester (July)||March 1|
Late petitioners will need to complete the Graduation Date Waiver* (PDF form, 1 page, 208KB) to activate a graduation review. Completed forms should be sent to: Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761, Attn: Graduation Office.
A confirmation email is sent to the student from the Graduation Office within one week after online submittal has been completed.
Students who have applied to graduate online and who are deemed eligible are welcome to participate in the HCC commencement ceremony.
Heartland Community College has one spring commencement ceremony in May for students who have completed all requirements in the prior fall semester, as well as students who are completing their requirements for spring and summer semesters.
Participation in the commencement ceremony does not automatically ensure that a student has earned a degree or certificate. Final grades, and therefore degree certification, are verified as soon as possible following the ceremony for spring and summer candidates. Diplomas will be mailed to the student approximately 3-5 weeks after all final grades are posted.
Students are encouraged to participate in commencement, but participation is optional. Commencement invitations are available for purchase through the bookstore in the month of March.
If you have additional questions concerning graduation, please email the Graduation Office.
Need an official copy of your Heartland transcript? Please see the Transcripts site.
*Note: You must download and install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ in order to view and print PDF documents.