Frequently Asked Questions
1. If I have completed all my program requirements (or in my final semester), how do I apply for graduation?
All college students currently enrolled must apply for graduation online.
- Log in to MyDaytonaState
- My Academics
- Apply for Graduation
- Fill out the graduation application, pay the fee online (you may also pay in person) and submit for Chairperson approval.
- Once approved by your Chairperson, you will be notified via your FalconMail email.
- Applications will remain "In Progress" until diplomas are printed, then the status will change to "Complete".
*If you completed a program previously but failed to apply for graduation and are unable to login to MyDaytonaState, please contact Graduation@DaytonaState.edu. Please include your full name, student ID# (or last four digits of SS#) in correspondence. Communication of protected student record information will not be sent to personal email accounts at any time, regardless of an individual's registration status.
*If you previously applied and paid for graduation but did not meet requirements, you must reapply for graduation in order to have your degree conferred. No additional fee is required for the same degree.
2. What if I have a financial hardship that prevents me from paying the grad fee or attending the commencement ceremony?
If you are having a financial hardship as a result of a graduation fee and/or the purchasing of a cap and gown that would keep you from attending the graduation ceremony, please contact the Records Department at Graduation@DaytonaState.edu.
3. When is graduation?
The formal graduation exercises are held each year in mid-May. The Academic Calendar lists the specific day. However, the college does graduate students at the end of the fall term and summer term as well, with these graduates invited to participate in the May graduation ceremony.
4. How do I know if I met all my course requirements?
Each student can run their own degree audit online through their FalconNet account. If your audit is not set up for the program, please contact Graduation@DaytonaState.edu and include your name, student ID# (or last four of SS#) in correspondence.
Academic advisors can also assist students in running and reviewing their degree audit and doing a graduation check down.
All graduation applications must be approved by the Department Chair before being approved. Please contact your Department Chair prior to applying if you have any questions.
5. When will I get my diploma? Will it be mailed to me?
Diplomas are mailed to graduates at the end of the semester on posted dates. For diploma mail out dates, click here.
Diplomas are mailed to the address given at the time you applied. If you move after applying, you must contact Graduation@DaytonaState.edu with the new address prior to the end of the term in order for the diploma to be mailed to the new address. This information must be sent using a Falcon mail address. Communication of protected student record information will not be sent to personal email accounts at any time, regardless of an individual's registration status. Please complete a forwarding address change with the postal service as well.
6. How do I get my grades?
Grades are not mailed. Grades must be reviewed using your My.DaytonaState.edu account by selecting the Records link, then the Unofficial Transcripts link.
7. How do I order an official transcript? Is there a fee?
There is a $5 fee per copy. Official transcripts are ordered online. If you are graduating this term, please check the option "Hold for Degree" so the transcript is held until the degree is posted. If you are not a current student you may still order an official transcript, choosing the 'Alternative Method For Ordering A Transcript' option.
8. Can I transfer credits from other colleges to Daytona State?
Daytona State will accept credits from all regionally accredited colleges. This should be done prior to starting classes with the student being notified by email that the transcript evaluation has been completed. Students are also allowed to "transfer back" credits from another college to complete graduation requirements. Credit for courses taken at a non-accredited college can be accepted in certain circumstances with the appropriate documentation. At least 25% of a program must be completed at Daytona State.
9. Where do I go for enrollment verification for health insurance or loan deferment?
Students can request their enrollment certificate by completing an Enrollment Verification Request Form with the Records Office. Insurance companies and lenders are referred to the National Student Clearinghouse for enrollment information and verification.
10. What do I do if I lost my diploma or want a duplicate?
Students who have lost their diploma or need a copy may request a duplicate for a $10 fee at the Records Office or on any branch campus. Duplicates will display the original graduation date and name. If you are not currently enrolled, please contact Graduation@DaytonaState.edu for instructions on ordering a duplicate diploma. All correspondence will be done through Falcon mail accounts only. Communication of protected student record information will not be sent to personal email accounts at any time, regardless of an individual's registration status. Please include your name at the time of graduation, student ID# (or last four of SS#) and year of graduation.
11. What GPA do I need to graduate? How many hours must I complete at DSC?
The minimum GPA to graduate is 2.0 for the overall GPA and 2.0 for all classes taken at Daytona State. Students must complete 25% of a program at DSC in order to graduate.
12. How do I request a copy of my GED® Diploma or Transcripts?
GED® transcripts or Diplomas are ordered through the Dept of Education testing office. There is a $8 fee. Daytona State cannot process official GED® diploma and/or transcript requests. To request a GED® diploma or transcript you can mail a Request for Official Florida GED® Diploma and/or Transcript to: GED® Testing Office Florida Department of Education 325 West Gaines Street, Room 634 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400 According to the Florida Department of Education web site, processing time is approximately 7 to 10 working days from date of receipt of the request in their office. For more information, please visit the Florida Department of Education web site. You can also call 850.245.0449 or 1.877.352.4331 (Toll-free, Florida Only).