Graduation

General information on the Graduation Ceremony, including application, participation, and the graduate job placement survey.

Graduating With Honors

Degrees, certificates and official CNM transcripts will automatically note graduates with honors as follows:

  • Highest Honors requires a cumulative GPA of 4.0.
  • Honors requires a cumulative GPA of 3.6 to 3.9.

CNM conducts one graduation ceremony each year, after the Spring Term. We encourage you to participate in the graduation ceremony. Cap and gown are required for the ceremony. Graduation items are available to purchase at CNM Main Campus Bookstore. 

Check your CNM email account (accessible through myCNM) for further graduation correspondences.

Please follow the steps below to Apply for Graduation, Participate in the Graduation Ceremony, and fill out our Graduation Job Placement Survey. 

  1. Apply for Graduation
  2. Participate in the Graduation Ceremony
  3. Graduation Job Placement Survey

Step 1: Apply for Graduation

If you have done the work to complete your degree, you may apply to graduate during the term in which you are enrolled in your final courses. The graduation application opens on the second day of each term and closes on the last day of each term.

You will graduate in the term for which you have a graduation application on file and in which all graduation requirements are completed, even if there is no Graduation Ceremony scheduled that semester.

Once degrees and certificates have been awarded for a given term, any additional requests will be processed at the end of the next term.

Program Evaluation and How to Apply

Check to see how close you are to graduation and what you still need to complete.

  1. Sign into your myCNM account.
  2. Click on the "Graduation" tab.
  3. Click the "CNM Degree Works" link located near the top center of the screen in the Graduation Quick Links portal. For additional assistance, please refer to the CNM Degree Works page.
  4. Review your online evaluation to insure all certificate/degree requirements are met.
  5. Update your address and phone number via the "Students" tab in case we need to contact you.
  6. Click the “Apply to Graduate” link under Graduation Process on the “Graduation” tab.
  7. Upon successful completion of the application, print the confirmation page for your records.

Apply to Graduate From a Program Other Than Your Declared Major

In order to apply to graduate from a program other than your declared major you will need to run a successful “What-If” evaluation first.

  1. Click on the “What-If” button on left of the Program Evaluation for your declared major (main audit).
  2. In the Select your primary area of study: Enter the catalog year, degree, and, if applicable, concentration(s) for the program you want to apply to graduate from. For more than one concentration, go to the Select your additional areas of study and Enter the degree and next concentration and click on Add. You may have up to three concentrations per degree.
  3. Click on “Process What-If”.  Note: Make sure the “Include Pre-registered Classes” box at the top of the audit is NOT checked when running your evaluation for a graduation application. Including Pre-registered courses may give you an inaccurate evaluation by counting them as In-Progress , and your application will be invalid. The “In-Progess” box, above the “Include Pre-Registered” box, should always be checked when running an evaluation for a graduation application.
  4. If the "What-If" evaluation shows the program is 98% or 100% completed you can apply. Click on “Program Evaluation” to return to the main audit and gain access to the Graduation Application link.

If You Choose Not to Participate in the Graduation Ceremony

Participation is not required to receive your diploma or certificate. Approximately 2-3 weeks post-award completion, you will receive an email from CNM Records on diploma request options. You may contact them directly with questions at grad&eval@cnm.edu

Step 2: Participate in the Graduation Ceremony

Once the graduation application has been accepted, an e-mail invitation to attend the graduation ceremony will be sent to your myCNM e-mail account. Please click on the link within the e-mail to sign up and register to walk for your graduation ceremony.

Please note, all High School Education (HSE) graduates are invited to participate in the Graduation Ceremony.

If you have questions regarding the ceremony please email .


Step 3: Graduate Job Placement Survey

Inform CNM of your career goals and needs for the next year by answering this 5-10 minute survey.