Congratulations--your hard work has paid off and it is now time to celebrate! Below you will find more information about JCTC's Commencement Ceremony.

Ceremony Information:

Jefferson’s annual commencement ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at Northeast Christian Church, 9900 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY.

This year the College will hold two ceremonies.  Graduates who will receive an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science will attend the first ceremony at 5:30. p.m.  And graduates who will receive an Associate of Applied Science, certificate or diploma will attend our 7:30 p.m. ceremony.

We ask that graduates arrive at Northeast Christian Church 30 minutes prior to their commencement time for robing and line up. The ceremony lasts about an hour.

Information on tickets and transportation is forthcoming.

Credential Information:

Your official credentials will not be handed out at the ceremony, but will be given to you at a later date.

If you live in the following cities: Anchorage, Buckner, Clarksville, Crestwood, Goshen, Jeffersonville, LaGrange, Louisville, Mt. Washington, New Albany, Peewee Valley, Prospect and Shepherdsville, you will need to pick up your credentials from the Records Office on the Downtown Campus. The Record's Office will notify you when your credential is available. 

Residents of all other counties will have their credentials mailed to them to the address used on their graduation application.  If you move, make sure to contact the Record's Office to update your address. 

If you move, make sure to contact the Record's Office to update your address.

Cap and Gown:

You may purchase your cap and gown and honor cords for distinction and high distinction from any of the colleges bookstores up until the day of graduation.  Please contact the College’s Bookstore for more information. All items usually arrive the first week of April each year.

2017 Graduation Deadlines:

Spring 2017: The last day to submit a graduation application for the Spring 2017 term is February 3. Spring graduates will be awarded at end of May and spring credentials be available in mid-July.

Fall 2017:
The last day to submit an application for Fall 2017 graduation is September 8. Fall graduates will be officially awarded around the end of December/early January. Credentials will be available at the beginning of March

Applying for Graduation:

The first step for graduating is to fill out an application

If you are unsure what degree/certificate/diploma you are applying for you should contact your advisor or the Advising Center on your campus.

If you are unsure what degree/certificate/diploma you are applying for you should contact your advisor or the on your campus.

What happens after I apply?

Once your application is received, the Records Office staff will review all documentation. You will be notified by mail if there are any issues with the status of your graduation. Graduation applications are finalized after grades are posted at the end of the semester.

Some students will receive notification that their credential is ready for pick up.  For others, their credentials will be mailed within 10-12 weeks from the end of the semester. Make sure your home address is up to date. If you must change your address, send an e-mail  from your KCTCS email account to indicating that you need to update your address for graduation and provide your new mailing address for graduation.