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Applying for Graduation at Lamar State College Orange

Congratulations! We are extremely proud of you as you complete your degree and graduate from Lamar State College Orange (LSCO).  This graduation checklist will guide you through the graduation process and allow you to participate in the commencement festivities.  We will send all graduation communications to your LSCO email as well as via text messages.  Any questions regarding the graduation application process or commencement can be sent to graduation@lsco.edu

Important Dates to Remember:

September 18  Graduation application process opens
November 18 Last day to apply for graduation online. After this date contact graduation@lsco.edu.  After this date your name will not be in the printed graduation program. 
Nov. 16 1:30pm 
Nov. 18 8:30am
Nov. 20 8:30am
Nov. 21 9:30am 
Nov. 24 1:30pm
Nov. 30 4:30pm
ETS Proficiency Profile Administered to graduates.  Students preparing to graduate with an Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Arts in Teaching degree must take this exam.
December 1 Last day to apply for graduation in person (3rd Floor of Library, Rm. 341) After this date the graduate will not be able to participate in the ceremony.  
December 1  All graduates Must RSVP to Crystal.compton@lsco.edu to secure your 4 guests tickets.   
December 1 Don't forget to purchase a cap and gown at the Lamar State College Orange Bookstore, inside the Workforce Education Building on Green Avenue.

To purchase your cap and gown online please visit lsco.shopoakhalli.com.
December 8-11
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Ticket Pick Up: LSCO Welcome Center, Ron E. Lewis Library, 1st floor
(Montagne Center will NOT supply tickets for walkups the day of the event)
Photo Sign-up & Payment:
Photo sign up sheets will be located at the LSCO Welcome Center. Please bring sign-up sheet, cash, or check to purchase the graduation photograph package to the Cashier's Office, Ron E. Lewis Library, 3rd floor.
December 13 Graduation Ceremony Lamar University Montagne Center.
2:00 P.M. -  May and August Graduates
5:00 P.M. -  December Graduates
December 18 Certificates and Degrees will be conferred at the end of the semester.  Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file in Admissions.
January 11, 2021 Graduation Photos will be available for pick up in the Workforce & Education Building, 320 W. Green Avenue, Orange, TX 77630

Graduation Checklist

✔ Review your degree audit and contact your program director

  • Follow the DegreeWorks link in Student Services/Self-Service under Student Records. Verify you are in the correct major and all the requirements needed for graduation will be completed this semester.
  • Contact your program director or dean, via email or by phone, if you meet the requirements or if you have questions about your degree evaluation or remaining requirements. (Don’t know your Program Director? List of Program Directors is below or contact graduation@lsco.edu for assistance.)
  • If you meet all graduation requirements, program directors or deans will notify the Graduation Clerk. Students will receive an email to their LSCO email with a link and instructions to complete the Online Graduation Application.

Program Directors

Business, Business Management, Business Management Accounting, Customer Service, Entrepreneurship: Leah Busby, Leah.Busby@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3034, Academic Center, Rm. 205

Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, CISCO Networking Cybersecurity Technician, Information Technology Support Assistant-Networking Specialist, Information Technology Support Assistant-Software Developer, Information Technology Support Specialist, Web Design/Multimedia: Diane Dotson, Diane.Dotson@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3038

Criminal Justice Corrections, Criminal Justice: Shana Sellars, Shana.Sellars@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3324, Academic Center, Rm. 110A

Dental Assisting: Colleen Baker, Colleen.Baker@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3022, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 221

Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate: Ricky Land, Ricky.Land@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3929, Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 119

General Studies, Communication, Liberal Arts, Natural Science, Biology-Medical Professions, Sociology: Suzonne Crockett, Interim Dean of Academic Studies, Suzonne.Crockett@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3062, Shahan Event Center, Rm. 122

Industrial Technology, Instrumentation, Process Operating Technology, Process Technology: Earl Geis, Earl.Geis@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3000, Industrial Technology Bldg., Rm. 101 

Maritime: Chris Horner, Chris.Horner@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3032, Workforce Education Bldg, Rm. 121

Pharmacy Technology: Loan Nguyen, Loan.Nguyen@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3035 , Allied Health Bldg., Rm 241

Teaching – Grades EC-6, 4-8, Special Ed. EC-12, Teaching – Grades 8-12, EC-12: Suzonne Crockett, Interim Dean of Academic Studies, Suzonne.Crocket@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3062, Shahan Event Center, Rm. 122

Registered Nursing, Advanced Nurse Aide: Leah Anne McGee, LeahAnne.McGee@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3307, Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104

Vocational Nursing: Lorrie LeBlanc, Lorrie.LeBlanc@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3308, Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104L

Welding Technology: Gary McLendon, Gary.McLendon@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3967, Welding Bldg.

✔ Apply for Graduation

Applicants will complete an Online Graduation Application for each diploma, certificate or institutional award you are eligible to receive though Student Services/Self-Service. The online application system will only be accessible after your program director has notified the Graduation Clerk of your eligibility. You will receive an email to your LSCO email providing information about applying. If you did not receive an email or you see “no curriculum” in Student Services/Self Service please contact your program director.

The online application will be available until 11:59 p.m. November 18, 2020. After that date, students who are ready to graduate must contact the Admissions & Records Office at graduation@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3365 or in person on the 3rd Floor of the Library, Rm. 341.  Graduation applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020. 

Once you have completed the Online Graduation Application you will receive additional information regarding Graduation via your LSCO email or via text messages. 

✔ ETS Proficiency Profile Graduation Requirement (December and May Graduations Only)

If you will be receiving an Associate of Applied Science, Certificate, or Instituational Award  you do not have to take the ETS Proficiency Profile.  Students graduating with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts in Teaching degree are required to take the ETS Proficiency Profile prior to graduation.  Information about the ETS test dates and how to sign up will be emailed to your LSCO email.  

✔ Pay for Cap and Gown

Cap and Gowns can be purchased at the Lamar State College Orange Bookstore, inside the Workforce Education Building on Green Avenue.

To purchase your cap and gown online please click the link below:


✔ Graduation Photos

Graduation Photo Package - 1- 8"X10", 2 - 5"x7", and 4 wallets for $20.00/plus tax.  Please bring cash or check to the Cashier's Office, Ron E. Lewis Library, 3rd floor.  Photos will be available for pick up on January 11, 2021 in the Workforce and Education Building, 320 W. Green Avenue, Orange, TX 77630.

✔ Participation in Commencement

It's YOUR time to celebrate and showcase the completion of your diploma!   In order to participate in the graduate ceremony, you must apply for graduation and RSVP to Crystal.compton@lsco.edu by December 1 to secure your 4 guests tickets .  There will be a Lamar State College Orange Graduation Ceremony this semester at the Lamar University Montagne Center.  

✔ Receive Your Degree

After you have successfully completed all courses and are cleared for graduation your degree will be conferred at the end of the term. Diplomas will be mailed after December 18th. Please remember that participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute official graduation from LSCO; your degree must be conferred before you are considered a graduate of Lamar State College Orange. Students who have not been cleared financially with the Cashier’s Office will not receive a diploma until all financial obligations have been cleared.