ACHS Graduation: Overview

 

1. Complete Your Program Requirements – Ensure your academic record is complete and any incomplete grades are finalized before graduation. Conduct an online audit by logging into your MyACHS Student Information Portal

Things to check for:

  • You're completing the final classes required for your degree, diploma or certificate. This is a great time to check if you can confer your credits earned so far into other certificates or professional credentials.
  • Your credentials, degree or personal information is listed correctly.

2. Verify Your Financial Status – Satisfy any outstanding financial obligations, that may be required, with the ACHS Business Office by calling 800-487-8839.

  • Financial Aid Students: Federal student loans require students to complete an online exit interview. For more details to ensure completion, please contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 800-487-8839.
  • If you are conferring credits for professional credentials prior to degree graduation, call to ensure that there are no outstanding balances that could delay the conferral process.

3. Apply to Graduate by the Deadline for your Conferral Period – Complete the this application in its entirety . This information is federally required and must be submitted prior to graduation. Please complete a separate application for EACH credential.

Please submit your application for conferral before the following review deadlines:

  • Fall: Apply by February 1
  • Spring: Apply by June 1
  • Summer: Apply by October 1

If you miss one of these deadlines, please reach out to the Registrar's Office at registrar@achs.edu or 800-487-8839, and we'll be happy to help!

4. Pay the $50 Graduation Application Fee – after completing this application you will be sent to a payment portal. You are required to pay this fee for each degree, diploma, certificate or credential you are conferring. The fee covers the following:

  • Diploma, presented in a padded, diploma folder featuring the ACHS logo, that is suitable for framing. 
  • Administrative costs to process application for graduation which includes a formal degree audit 
  • One complimentary official transcript (a $10.00 value)

What to Expect After Application – You will receive confirmation of receipt. Please allow us 48 hours to review your application. We will contact you directly if we notice any issues that may delay your graduation request.

Your certificate, diploma, or degree will be mailed to the address specified on your graduation application within 4-6 weeks of the conferral periods listed above. An email notification will be sent to you once your credential has been mailed.

Any address changes must be provided to the Registrar’s Office no later than the graduation application deadline!

If you have any questions regarding graduation, please email the Registrar's Office at registrar@achs.edu or call 800-487-8839.

 

Graduation Application Form