Important Dates and Deadlines

Preparing for your high school graduation while applying to colleges, can be overwhelming. To help, we have put together a list of important dates and deadlines for the year.



  • 24 - Virtual Graduation Planning Meeting – 6pm – ALL GRADS – Link will be provided


  • Pay attention to early application deadlines for the colleges to which you are applying.
  • Start FAFSA Application
  • Register to retake ACT &/or SAT tests if original scores were lower than desired.
  • Begin requesting letters of recommendation for college applications.
  • Fall is a great time to take your senior photos! For information on formatting and submitting your photos CLICK HERE
  • 30 - Deadline to Complete the online Graduation Application
  • 30 - Deadline to pay Graduation Fee* – For details CLICK HERE (see # 2).




  • Order yearbook
  • Complete FAFSA application
  • 15 - Yearbook senior pictures and quotes deadline - Link will be provided
  • 19 - Final semester 1 grades posted in IC
  • Apply for college scholarships (ongoing)
  • Complete and submit college financial aid applications
  • Submit college applications, if not already done
  • Graduating from Red Rocks CC in the spring? Apply for graduation here


  • Contact the admissions office for the college(s) to which you have applied, and make sure you have submitted all necessary paperwork



  • 1 - Graduation Information Check Sheet due by NOON 
  • 1 - Community college graduation application – May Grads
  • 15 - CECFC Post High School Survey
  • 15 - Cap, gown, honors cording PICKUP day

APRIL 15 - Graduation Brochure/Slideshow Deadline

    • Graduates must be passing all required classes for name to be printed in the graduation brochure
    • Last day to apply for graduation for name to be printed in the graduation brochure
    • Last day to submit a picture to be included in the graduation slideshow during ceremony


  • 1 - Decide on which college you are attending and notify that institution
  • 12 - All CECFC fees and books due
  • 16 - Graduation Rehearsal - 10 am at Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO  
  • 16 - Graduation Ceremony - 2 pm at Embassy Suites 
  • Yearbooks arrive and will be distributed


  • 14 - Final semester 2 grades posted in IC
  • 23 - Diplomas mailed (account must be current; records will not be released if there is a balance on the student account)
  • Send final transcript to the college you plan on attending through Parchment


* Graduation Fee

·         Waived for students on Free Lunch

·         $20 for students on Reduced Lunch