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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. Plans are being made to honor our May 2021 graduates. Please review the important dates and deadlines regarding graduation.  

Important Dates to Remember:

February 5 Graduation Application process begins - Contact your Program Director/Dean indicating which degrees, certificates and institutional awards you will be completing this May 2021.
February 5  Register for the ETS Proficiency Profile with the Testing Center 409-882-3330. (The ETS is a graduation requirement administered to graduates receiving an Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree. The test is taken in the Testing Center.)


Monday, April 19 1:30 pm
Wednesday, April 21 8:30 am
Saturday, April 24 9:30 am
Tuesday, April 27 1:30 pm
Friday, April 30 8:30 am
Monday, May 3 4:30 pm
March 1 Decision will be made regarding the Commencement Ceremony - updates will be emailed to graduate's my.lsco.edu email and updated on the LSCO website, Graduation Checklist page. 
April 23 Last day to apply for graduation online. After this date contact graduation@lsco.edu. Graduate name will not be in the printed program.
May 15 Graduation 2021 Saturday, May 15 at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lake Shore Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77640. Two ceremonies will be held at 1:00 and 3:00 P.M.; graduates will be assigned a time. Information about assignments will be emailed to my.lsco.edu emails along with all other information and updates.  
May 20 Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file in Admissions.  

Graduation Checklist

✔ Review your degree audit and contact your program director (Beginning Feb. 5th)

  • 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: Suzonne Crockett, Dean of Academic Studies, Suzonne.Crockett@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3062, Shahan Event Center, Rm. 122

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, 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, Dean of Academic Studies, Suzonne.Crocket@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3062, Shahan Event Center, Rm. 122

Registered Nursing: Leah Anne McGee, Associate Dean of Professional Health Programs, LeahAnne.McGee@lsco.edu, (409) 882-3307, Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104

Vocational Nursing, Advanced Nurse Aide: 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

Beginning February 5, 2021 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. April 23, 2021. 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.  

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:


✔ 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 May 20th. 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.