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2019 Graduation


Your graduation year will be busy and exciting as you prepare to complete this phase of your education and move forward to the next.  But "first things first"...this
web page will be continually updated throughout the year with all of the information, notices and events graduates and families will need to know to successfully cross the CSEC finish line!

Contact:  Kristi Bentley, Graduation Coordinator  



The To Do List, CSEC Related:



The To Do List, College Related:

  • Take PSAT and SAT.
  • Submit test results to colleges.
  • Apply to colleges by February 2019 (Recommended: start by November 2018 for best results).
  • Apply for scholarships by their deadlines.
  • Apply for FASFA online– ASAP 
  • Update your Resume! - Give a copy to those writing you letters of recommendation.
  • Division I or Division II sports team - go to the NCAA Clearinghouse:




Cap & Gown Orders:  

Students who are walking in the graduation ceremony are required to have a CSEC cap, gown and tassel.  Students without a cap and gown will not be permitted to walk in the ceremony.  All orders must be processed directly through 
Jostens.  Jostens offers a significant group discount for orders submitted by December 14, 2018.  Orders placed later than December 14 will be at a higher cost and several items will no longer be available.  Several payment plans are offered.  Look for packets with Mrs. Bentley in the fall.  Jostens will be on the CSEC campus to collect orders or you can order online through the Jostens website.  


Graduation announcements and cap & gown orders will be delivered to CSEC in February and March of 2019.  Check your email, Flyer School app and the CSEC website for more details.  




Yearbook Orders:     

The senior personal ads for the yearbook are due no later than February of 2019.  Senior ads purchased before winter break receive a 20% discount.   Find more information on the 
Yearbook page. Graduate Picture Submission Requirements


Questions may be directed to Yearbook Coordinator, Christina Davis at


Graduate quotes and picture submissions.  This form should be completed by ALL 2019 graduates. 


Senior Audits:


Senior Audits will be sent home to students in December of 2018. Check the audit to make sure you are set for graduation. 
Diploma Fees:

There is a $25.00 fee for processing diplomas for ALL graduating students. The FINAL deadline to pay this fee is December 14, 2018.


  • Submit payments to: Kristi Bentley in room 415.
  • Checks or cash are acceptable. Receipts available.
    Make checks payable to: Colorado Springs Early Colleges (CSEC). Write “Diploma Fee” in the notes section with student name.
  • Diplomas are generally available for pick-up from Kristi Bentley in early June following graduation. Exact date TBA after graduation on Diplomas are not mailed and must be picked up at CSEC.
  • In the event a student loses or damages a diploma and needs to re-order, the fee is $26.00 and may take approximately 6-8 weeks to process.  Questions may be directed to Mrs. Bentley.

Graduation Rehearsal & Ceremony Information:

A graduation celebration and potluck will be held on the CSEC campus on May 23 at 5:30 pm.  Please mark your calendars for this fun event!



The 2019 Graduation Ceremony will take place Friday, May 24, 2019 at First United Methodist Church (map)

Rehearsal will begin promptly at 1:00 pm.   Due to the celebration earlier in the week, we will not be providing lunch or snacks.  Doors open to guests at 2:00 for a 3:00 pm start time.  

Dress code for graduation day is “professional” under your gown. Please do not wear tank tops, flip flops, tennis shoes or jeans. Your cap and gown must be clean, pressed and looking sharp. (Don’t forget your tassel!)  You are representing both yourself and CSEC. NO embellishments are allowed to the top of the caps until AFTER the ceremony.   Tickets are required for every guest.
Graduation Guest Tickets:

Each graduate is allotted 
8 guest tickets for ceremony. Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning May 1, 2019 with Mrs. Bentley.


If a student has an unpaid fee as of May 14, they will be given two tickets for graduation for their parents/guardians.  No exceptions.

Please review your transcripts carefully to ensure accuracy.  If you notice a discrepancy, fill out the 
Transcript Questions & Corrections web form. To order a copy of your transcript, visit the Transcript & Records page.
CSEC Account Balances:

It is recommended to check your 
Infinite Campus account balances throughout the year to avoid holds being placed accounts that would prevent students from registering for classes.  All fee balances must be paid in full.

Fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Credit cards can be processed in the Business Manager’s office, room 415. There will be a 4% convenience fee for all credit transactions.

If you have questions regarding the fees listed, please contact Kristi Bentley at (719) 955-4675 ext. 415 or email



Community Service Policy:

Students may pay 30% of their fees by completing community service. The remaining 70% may be paid in a lump sum or by using a payment plan.  Community service hours are credited/paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour.  Full payment for failed or withdrawn classes must be paid by the end of the semester following the fee assessment. Payments may be submitted to Kristi Bentley or mailed to 4405 N. Chestnut Ave., Suite D, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.  If you have any questions or need to make payment arrangements, please contact Mrs. Bentley. 



CEC Graduation Policy

JQ-G Student Charges & Fees Policy

Certificate, Associate and or Bachelor’s Degree Graduates:

Students earning a certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree from PPCC/UCCS MUST contact their respective collegiate institution (PPCC, UCCS) directly to inquire about information related to degree plan progression, collegiate graduation and receipt of degree.  You must apply at the institution by February 1, 2019.


Certificates associate and bachelor’s degrees are NOT picked up at CSEC. In an effort to ensure that you are recognized for your achievements, please confirm with your CSEC Advisor that you are receiving one of the stated honors AFTER confirming with your respective collegiate institution. Changes will not be made to the graduation program after May 1, 2019. If you are taking a course from CSU Pueblo, you will require a degree modification from PPCC.  See Mrs. Phelps in the Advising department or call 719-955-4675 ext. 434 for transcript information from CSU Pueblo. 



The contact information for each college is as follows:


PPCC Contact, Christina Carrillo, Advisor



UCCS Contact:

Chris Beiswanger
(719) 255-3088 


Important Links:

College Planning Resources              
NCAA Eligibility link



The Colorado Early Colleges Board of Directors has established the following graduation requirements for all students pursing graduation. All of the following criteria must be met in order for a student to graduate: 

All Colorado Early Colleges graduates must demonstrate college or career readiness based on at least one measure in English and one measure in math listed in the Menu of College and Career-Ready Demonstrations established by the Colorado Department of Education.