Apply to Graduate

  1. Check Eligibility: It is the student’s responsibility to run a program evaluation to confirm all requirements are complete. In Self-Service, select “Go to Progress” and ensure the program displayed is your current program. Address any questions with your Faculty Advisor, as shown in Self-Service.
  2. Complete Application: In Self-Service, select “Go to Progress” and ensure the program displayed is your current program. Under “Graduation Overview,” make sure your correct program is shown. If you are applying for two degrees, notify the Registrar’s Office to activate an additional program.
  3. Review and Pay: Make sure your correct program is displayed. All candidates will have a non-refundable $15 processing fee upon submission of the graduation application. This fee includes the cost of the diploma. Any graduation application submitted after the deadline will be assessed an additional $15 late fee.
Degree & Certificate Checklist

Degree & Certificate Checklist

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all necessary information has been provided to process awards. Please review the following carefully.

  • Do you have any outstanding charges?
  • Do we have the correct mailing address for your certificate/degree?
  • Have you completed all coursework by the deadline?
  • If you have any questions regarding Graduation or renting Regalia, please contact the Registrar’s office.

Please contact the Registrar’s office if you have changes in mailing information from what you submitted on the Application for Graduation.

Graduation Eligibility

Graduation Eligibility

  1. Catalog Requirements
    • Meet all requirements for the program as defined in assigned catalog edition.
  2. Grades
    • Students must earn a minimum grade of "C-" in all required courses to meet graduation requirements unless otherwise stated in a particular program.
  3. GPA
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation.
  4. Graduation Residency Requirement
    • Students must complete no fewer than 25% of their credit requirement through College of Eastern Idaho.
  5. Graduation Eligibility
    • The Registrar’s Office follows the requirements defined in a single edition of CEI's catalog.
    • Students may select any edition of the catalog from their date of enrollment to the completion of their program as long as you are continuously enrolled.
    • If Students do not maintain continuous enrollment, they will lose the right to use the original catalog requirements and must use the current catalog edition at the time of re-enrollment.
  6. Change or Add Program
    • Students who plan to graduate with a different or additional certificate/degree must submit the “Intent to Change or Add Program” form to the Advising office.
    • An admission advisor will make the required changes.
Graduation FAQ's

Graduation FAQ's

Who should apply to graduate?

Any student who will complete all eligibility requirements for their program in the current term. Graduation applications are valid only for the term you are applying for. If you do not qualify to graduate in the term you applied for, a new application and fee must be submitted.

Regardless of participation in commencement, an application is required to notify the Registrar’s Office that the student is completing a program.

How do I change my name or address on my diploma?

  1. Legal Name Change: Bring required paperwork to the Registrar's Office for assistance. You can find the requirements in our Registrar FAQ and our name change Form:
    • Please notify the Registrar's Office if you would like to display a chosen name on your diploma.
  2. Address Change: The graduate must provide an accurate mailing address to ensure that degrees/certificates are mailed to the correct location.

How do I ensure junior status when transferring to a university?

To ensure eligibility of junior status upon transferring to a university, students must graduate from CEI with their associate degree.

When should I apply to graduate?

The application deadline can be found on the online CEI calendar and via emails from the Registrar’s office.

  1. After the deadline, applicants must submit a paper application.
  2. A $15 late fee will be assessed to any application submitted after the application deadline.

How do I get an affidavit for my program requirements?

Students in programs that require affidavits (i.e., Surgical Technology, Practical Nursing, and Registered Nursing) will not have affidavits sent until the Application for Graduation process is complete (i.e., Exit Counseling for Financial Aid, fees owing according to the Business office).

What are the requirements for Honor Cords?

Students may be eligible to wear an honor cord depending on Cumulative GPA. The May commencement ceremony takes place before spring and summer grades are finalized. Therefore, honors recognition at commencement is based on the institutional GPA for graduation from the student’s most recently completed semester, usually the fall term.

  1. Silver Cord: Cumulative GPA 3.50 to 3.749
  2. Gold Cord: Cumulative GPA 3.75 to 4.0

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

Don't miss your opportunity to walk for graduation. Find out all the details about this year's commencement ceremony.


Students must RSVP to the Registrar’s Office to participate in commencement by emailing
Deadline TBD

Important Dates

Ordering deadline: TBD
Anything ordered after this date will have additional fees
Last day to order Associate Regalia: TBD
Last day to order Certificate regalia: TBD

Rental Regalia Program

The CEI Registrar’s Office is renting graduation regalia at a discounted price! Fee: $15 Associate Regalia: Cap, Gown, & Hood Certificate Regalia: Cap & Gown Tassels and Honor Chords will need to be purchased by the student in the Bookstore. Are you a veteran? Stop by the Registrar’s Office to pick up your cord! When: March 1st – April 8th Where: Building 3 – 353 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Due to limited quantities, this will be conducted on a first come first serve basis. Students must be in-person to claim their regalia. Reservations via email or telephone will not be accepted.

Commencement FAQs

Commencement FAQ's

Who may participate?

All CEI Degree’s & Certificate Graduates are invited to participate in the CEI's Commencement.

Who may I invite to watch the ceremony?

You may invite up to 6 guests. However, please remember that seating is limited and is arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis.

I may need special seating for someone I invite, what should I do?

We encourage you to call ahead to reserve special accommodations seating for guests with disabilities at (208) 535-5355.

Do I have to wear regalia in order to walk?

Yes, you will not be allowed to participate in commencement if you are not wearing CEI regalia.

What should I expect?

Students who choose to participate in commencement will be notified via email at what time their ceremony will take place.

Where will this be broadcasted?

Broadcasting Materials
All graduates will be included in the following broadcasting materials. If you wish to not have your name included in these, please inform our office by TBD.

  • Campus Televisions
  • Student’s full name
  • Program and Degree
  • Veteran
  • Electronic Signs
  • Student’s full name
  • Program and Degree
  • Field of Graduated Falcons
  • Student’s full name
  • Program and Degree
  • Veteran

Registrar's Office

Marla King