By BEAU MCCARTER
Students planning to graduate this fall must submit a graduation package by Oct. 31.
The college conducts one commencement ceremony each year in May that includes fall and summer graduates.
The graduation package consists of an online application, a degree audit and a separate hard copy application signed by the student and adviser.
“Students should first submit an electronic graduation application through ACES to give a heads-up that they’re planning on graduating this semester,” adviser Erico J. Barrera said.
Barrera is a part-time employee who advises undecided and liberal arts students on academic issues.
Steps to submit an online application are:
• Visit alamo.edu/SAC.
• Login to ACES.
• Click the Student tab.
• Click on Student and Financial Aid.
• Go to Student Records.
• Complete application to graduate.
• Review and submit.
“The online application is not, however, the official application that will be used as a determining factor,” Barrera said.
Make sure all information related to specific degree programs is entered correctly before hitting the button to submit the online application, he said.
Students will next need to complete a degree audit with an adviser.
“Go to a faculty adviser in the department of your major or field of study for advising,” Barrera said.
The audit ensures students have fulfilled the required coursework to graduate.
Undecided and liberal arts majors can seek advising and counseling in the counseling offices on the first floor of Moody Learning Center.
Students can also seek advising from any faculty in the major department.
After the audit, the student submits the graduation package to the office of admissions and records in Room 216 of Fletcher Administration Center.
“Make a copy of the official application and have admissions stamp received to prove that it was turned in by the deadline,” Kelly said.
The graduation process will be complete after fall semester grades are submitted by faculty -— no later than Dec. 19.
For more information, call 210-486-0864 or visit alamo.edu/main.aspx?id=880.