Welcome to Triton’s Records Office, where we offer information and resources for current and prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Records Office provides a variety of student and faculty services:
- Processes final grading for faculty
- Processes requests for unofficial and official transcripts
- Processes application for degrees and certificates
- Verifies student enrollment and loan deferments
- Evaluates transcripts from other institutions for credit toward Triton College
You are allowed to add or change your academic program at any time, provided the new program does not require a separate application.
Changing your current program may affect your financial aid eligibility.
Please submit your official college transcript for purposes of transfer credit evaluation to the Records office (B220). Evaluations will be processed only if the student is currently enrolled in a program of study.
- Students who are seeking academic credit for courses completed at other institutions or through prior learning assessment must be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Students must adhere to the Triton College residency requirements for graduation with a degree or certificate. To meet the residency requirements, students must complete at least 15 of the credit hours required to earn a degree or 50% of the credit hours required for a certificate at Triton College. Only those credits that are applicable to the student’s curriculum at Triton College will be accepted.
- Academic credit is generally accepted only from institutions that are accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations approved by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. All foreign/non-English transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES member. A complete list of NACES members can be found here.
- Prerequisites and/or developmental courses are not transferable. Prerequisite credit and course substitutions must be approved through the Department Chairperson and Dean.
- Students who change their program of study after the initial evaluation, will need to complete a petition to have their transcripts re-evaluated.
Please allow four weeks for evaluation of transfer credit. A completed evaluation sheet will be sent to the student via email.
2021-2022 Graduation Deadlines
- September 15, 2021 - December 2021 Graduation Application Deadline
- February 15, 2022 - May 2022 Graduation Application Deadline
- June 15, 2021 - August 2022 Graduation Application Deadline
Graduation Requirements and Procedures
There are so many benefits to obtaining a degree or certificate and you deserve the opportunity to be recognized for it. Triton grants the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in General Studies, Associate in Fine Arts as well as the Career Certificate and the Advanced Career Certificate.
Students who complete a degree or certificate program without interruption must satisfy the requirements specified in the college catalog for the year in which they first enrolled. If degree or certificate requirements are changed after enrollment, the student may choose to satisfy the new requirements. If you wish to change your catalog year and/or program, please do so immediately with the Records Office. This will ensure that the correct coursework is displayed on your record for academic planning.
Those who re-enroll after withdrawal from the college for at least one year must satisfy the requirements specified in the catalog for the year in which they re-enter.
Students are encouraged to meet with their program specific counselor to determine if they have met the necessary requirements and/or to finalize a detailed list of courses needed to complete their degree/certificate program.
A degree, career certificate, or advanced certificate is not automatically conferred upon completion of curriculum requirements. Concentrations will not be listed on the diploma for Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs.
All candidates must:
- Have an official high school or GED transcript on file with the Records Office prior to graduation
- Earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation.
- Complete an Application for Graduation via your MyTriton portal.
- Select the Academic Planning tab under the Web Advisor for Students section, then click the Application for Graduation link.
Triton College certifies graduates three times a year in May, August and December, with a Commencement Ceremony held in May.
While we encourage you to participate in the graduation ceremony, attendance is optional. Additional information regarding the ceremony can be found here.
High Honors, designated by gold honor cords, are awarded at the annual commencement to graduating associate's degree students having a 3.75 or better cumulative GPA.
Honors, distinguished by red honor cords, are awarded at the annual commencement to graduating associate degree students having at least a 3.50 but less than 3.75 cumulative GPA.
Cooperative Instructional Programs/Joint Agreements
Triton College participates in the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (CAREER), which allows students interested in completing an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program not offered at their home community college to receive in-district tuition at another participating community college. With prior approval, out of district students may enroll in an Applied Science program at Triton College that may not be available through their local community college. Students are encouraged to contact their home community college for approval to enroll in a specified program of study. Upon receipt of this approval, Triton College will assess them at the in-district rate.
Students residing in Triton’s district wishing to complete a Joint Agreement program must complete the following steps:
- Complete the Joint Agreement application. This can be found by selecting the link below or picking up a paper application at the Records Office, located in building B-220.
- Provide a valid photo ID showing proof that the student resides at an in-district address.
- Provide a copy of the program curriculum that the student wishes to pursue (only applicable to first-time Joint Agreement applicants). Students planning to enroll in a selective admissions program must also provide a copy of the approval letter for the admission into the desired program.
- Once approved, provide the college that you will be attending a copy of the approval letter. This letter will deem the student responsible for paying the in-district tuition rate at the college of attendance.
The Joint Agreement application is required to be filed at least 30 days before the start of the semester. If this requirement is not met, Triton College will not approve the student for that semester; however, the student may apply for a later semester.
Please note: The adjusted tuition rate only applies to courses underlined in the approved community college’s catalog for the student’s program. If students stray from their approved program courses or change their program, they will be billed the out-of-district rate of tuition for those courses.
Students residing outside of Triton College’s district should begin the Joint Agreement application process at their in-district college.
A student who resides outside of the Triton College district, but is employed by a company or organization within the district, will be entitled to in-district tuition rates if the following conditions are met:
- The student and an authorized agent of the company must complete the In-District Worker Form, verifying that the student is employed at least 35 hours per week. This form can be found below or in the Records Office, located in building B-220, and must be submitted prior to the start of the semester.
- The student must submit a recent pay stub indicating that he/she is employed at least 35 hours per week by a company or organization within the district or provide other means of employment verification
- A new In-District Worker Form must be submitted each semester, prior to the start of classes, to confirm eligibility
- All documents submitted by the student are subject to verification by the college
For more information about these programs, please follow the links below:
Important Dates (2020-21 Academic Year)
- August 24 – Credit and GED/ESL classes begin
- August 24 – Fall 2020 In-District Worker applications due
- September 1 – Spring 2021 Joint Agreement and In-District Worker application will begin to be accepted and reviewed
- December 18 – Spring 2021 Joint Agreement applications due
- January 19 – Credit and GED/ESL classes begin
- January 25 – Spring 2021 In-District Worker applications due
- February 1 – Summer 2021 Joint Agreement and In-District Worker applications will begin to be accepted and reviewed
- April 26 – Summer 2021 Joint Agreement applications due
- June 1 – Credit classes begin
- June 8 – Summer 2021 In-district Worker applications due
For additional information about Joint Agreements and In-District Workers, please contact:
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3726
Fax: (708) 583-3147
If you do not have access to a printer, scanner or fax, please use online form below
Building B, Room 220
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday* and Sunday: Closed
*The Records office is open some Saturdays during the open registration period from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed
Phone: 708-456-0300, Ext. 3213
Students will be annually informed of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 through the student handbook. Copies of the college's policy are available in the Office of Admission.
A directory of records for all students will be maintained by the college. There will be three categories of directory information.
- Name, address, telephone numbers, dates of attendance and class.
- Previous institutions attended, major fields of study, awards, honors and degree(s) conferred and associated dates.
- Past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities; physical factors such as height and weight of athletes; and date and place of birth.
To withhold directory information from disclosure, students must notify the Admissions and Records Office in writing at the beginning of each semester. Failure to make such a written request will indicate
approval to disclose directory information by the college for any purpose, at its discretion.
The Vice President of Student Affairs will review and approve all requests for student directory information. Directory information will be provided when the Vice President determines it is in the best interest of Triton College students.