Graduation & Commencement

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Apply for Graduation | High School Diploma | Transcripts

We look forward to our first in-person graduation in three years in June! This 2021-22 Commencement Ceremony is Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the Showare Center. Please complete each of the steps below by May 25th, 2022. Click on the link for directions to the ShowareCenter in Kent, WA here: ShowareCenter directions. *COVID-19 restrictions may apply if public health guidelines change. 

STEP 1: APPLY FOR GRADUATION/DIPLOMA REQUEST

Degree/Certificate: Apply for graduation.

If students are completing their degree/certificate in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022, they should apply for graduation. When students complete the graduation application, the RTC Enrollment Services team will confirm that each student has completed all requirements of their degree/certificate, update their transcripts, and mail their printed diploma (separately from their diploma cover and cap/gown). 

To apply for graduation, students can visit this link: RTC Graduation Application.

High School: Request your diploma.

When you complete the requirements for your high school diploma, your teachers inform the RTC Enrollment Services staff. However, you still have to request that your printed diploma be mailed to you.

Request your printed diploma:

STEP 2: REQUEST YOUR CAP & GOWN + DIPLOMA COVER!

The RTC Associated Student Government has purchased caps and gowns for RTC graduates and students can request their size using the link below, and schedule a time for pick-up at our campus. We will also include each student's diploma cover (these are traditionally given on stage during the commencement ceremony) with their cap and gown during pick-up. 

To request your cap and gown size, please complete the survey here: Cap & Gown Size Request 

STEP 3: COMPLETE THE EXIT SURVEY

Your input is very important and valuable to us, and it will help us to improve services for our students. This survey includes short questions, and it takes about 5 minutes to complete. We value your responses, and they will remain anonymous and confidential. If there is anything we can do for you please leave your contact information in the survey.

Students can access and complete the exit survey here: Student Exit Survey

*If you are under 18 years of age, please DO NOT take this survey.

Note: All graduation applications will be processed at the end of each quarter. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the end of the quarter for processing.


QUESTIONS?

  • Questions about applying for graduation, completing the requirements for your degree, or receiving your printed diploma? Email registration@rtc.edu
  • Questions about your free cap & gown or your diploma cover? Email studentleadership@rtc.edu

Replacement Certificate or Degree

If your certificate or degree has been damaged or lost, you may request a replacement document by completing the appropriate application form (links above). Please ensure you indicate the quarter and year that you originally earned the credential(s).


Transcripts

You can request an official or unofficial transcript online. Visit the RTC Transcripts Request page to get started.