Graduation Checklist - Counseling Services - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

Counseling Services

Graduation Checklist

The semester before you graduate

  • Complete a “Degree Audit” on IRIS to be sure you have completed all required course work.
  • Make an appointment with your advisor to be sure you have completed all requirements for your major.

In the beginning of your final semester

  • Submit an “Intent to Graduate” on IRIS or in person at the Records and Admissions Office.
  • Get help with your resume, cover letter, and interview techniques from Career Services and become familiar with Lake Land College’s system for posting job notices.
  • Make sure LLC has your correct name and address where you want your diploma mailed. This can be done at the Records and Admissions Office.


  • Order your cap and gown in the Bookstore.

Your final week at LLC

  • Pick-up your cap and gown.
  • Return textbooks
  • Be sure all financial records are clear.
  • If you receive financial aid, complete Financial Aid Exit Interview.
  • Attend Graduation.
  • Return cap and gown
  • Your diploma will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation. Note: if you graduate in the summer or fall you may participate in the following Spring’s commencement.