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Waived Graduation Fee and Facilities Access for Current Seniors/Graduating Grads and Recent Graduates

The message below was emailed to students graduating Spring 2020 through Summer 2021 on March 17, 2021.

Dear recent and soon-to-be CCA alums,

What a year! As the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 you have been history creating cohorts and the faculty and staff want you to know that we continue to work for and focus on your success.

I am writing to share with you opportunities for alums who are part of the Spring 2020 through Summer 2021 graduation classes. 

Due to the impact Covid has had on our access to campus we have developed new policies that extend your CCA experience. One is related to postgraduate access to campus facilities and the other is related to post graduate auditing of classes. Please see details on both opportunities below. Additionally we have waived the Graduation Fee for a second year.

Graduation Fee
We have waived the Graduation Fee for this year, as we did last year. Students who graduated in Summer or Fall 2020 or will graduate in Spring or Summer 2021 will have their $100 graduation fee credited or refunded. 

Normally the $100 graduation fee covers the cost to print and ship diplomas and does not cover the cost of the commencement ceremony. 

Additionally, in order to streamline and provide quicker delivery of diplomas, CCA has partnered with Parchment (who handles student transcripts already) to provide both a digital diploma and the printing and mailing of the physical diplomas. You can find out more information on Portal (https://portal.cca.edu/essentials/student-records/diplomas/).

Facilities Access
Graduates from Spring of 2020 through Summer 2021 will be able to access the CCA making facilities during the 2021-22 academic school year, as space is available. The Studio Managers will approve and oversee that access through an alumni scheduling system. The alum will be required to have had previous experience in the shop and working knowledge of the equipment. In addition, these alums will have access to media check-out equipment as available. You will find further information and details on how to access this benefit on Portal in the coming weeks.

Course Audit Policy
Graduates from Spring of 2020 through Summer 2021 are eligible to audit a total of two courses at CCA without payment of tuition and/or fees for up to two years after their degree completion.  Audited courses will not be for credit or graded. Alumni auditing under this policy are not required to participate in class discussions, groups, homework, examinations, projects or any class activity other than regular attendance either in person and/or online. All requests must be submitted to the Student Records Office at least two weeks before the start of the semester the course is offered. The full policy and additional information can be found on Portal: (https://portal.cca.edu/essentials/student-records/student-records/audit-policy)

Take good care of yourselves and all my best,
Tammy Rae
TAMMY RAE CARLAND, PROVOST (her, she)