A formal commencement exercise is held annually at the end of the spring semester at Navarro College. This exercise is for students who are completing requirements during that spring semester, who have completed requirements during the preceding summer or fall semesters, or who will complete the course(s) required for graduation during the next summer term with no more than six (6) credit hours to fulfill all degree requirements.


To participate in the commencement exercise, the student must submit an application for graduation to the Office of Admissions and Records no later than the date published in the college calendar. The application is located on the Navarro College webpage at

Students may graduate under the catalog and programs in effect at the time of their initial enrollment as long as they have had continuous enrollment. Missing one fall or spring semester constitutes a break in enrollment and students will be required to adhere to the catalog and programs in effect at the time of their re-enrollment. Students also have the choice of graduating under the catalog and programs in effect at the time of graduation. Students must choose one or the other and may not combine rules or programs from two or more catalogs.


Under certain conditions, Navarro College guarantees that its associate degrees transfer to other colleges and universities and that occupational degrees and/or certificates help prepare students for employment in business, industry, and service occupations.


After receiving a student transcript from a general academic teaching institution under Education Code 61.833(c), Navarro College shall review the transcript and, if determined the student has earned the credits required to receive an associate degree, the college may award the student the degree.

To be eligible, the student must:

A. be enrolled in a general academic teaching institution;
B. have transferred to the institution or previously attended Navarro College;
C. have earned at least 25% of credit hours of coursework successfully completed at Navarro College; and
D. have earned a cumulative total of at least 66 credit hours for coursework successfully completed.

UPDATED: March 31, 2020