Students must apply for graduation several months prior to the expected date of graduation. You can apply online, by clicking here.
Check with your advisor to make sure you have met all the requirements for graduation. If you discover that you will not be able to graduate as planned, you must reapply for the next graduation (see dates below). In order to graduate, all stops on your record must be cleared, including bursar, library, financial aid, etc.
Please note the following application periods:
For February Graduation Apply between July 1 - November 1
For June Graduation Apply between November 1 - March 1
For September Graduation Apply between April 1- July 1
How do I apply for State certification?
The process of applying for certification consists of 2 parts: the student's responsibility and the College's. You must file an application with NYS through their TEACH Online Services application system. You can do this by downloading the Student Information Sheet from the Certification Office website and following the steps carefully.
The College's responsibility is to submit an electronic recommendation on your behalf, which is done once the Educational Theatre Program completes a degree audit and submits it to the College's Certification Officer, Mr. Kurt Brown. This is generally done around the time of graduation (February, September, and June), after all grades are in for the most recent semester. Once both pieces of information are in the State system, an evaluation will be done. If all items are satisfied, the State will issue the certificate, and you will appear in the State system as certified. The physical certificate should be mailed out immediately and you would normally receive it within a couple of weeks.
What State certification exams do I have to take?
For New York State certification in Theatre, candidates must pass the LAST, ATS-W, the CST-Theatre. Please note that these requirements are set by the State, not by City College, and are subject to change. Check the New York State website for more and current information. Passing these exams is not a requirement for graduation, but they are required for State teaching certification.
Where can I find more information?
To find out testing dates and other information on certification exams please visit New York State Teachers Certification Examinations (http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/)