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Congratuations! You are eligible to graduate! 

Use the resources on this page to complete the steps to apply for graduation and plan your celebration.

Steps to Apply

1. Complete Your Program Requirements – Ensure your academic record is complete and any incomplete grades are finalized before graduation. Conduct an online audit by logging into your MyACHS Student Information Portal

Things to check for:

  • You're completing the final classes required for your degree, diploma or certificate. This is a great time to check if you can confer your credits earned so far into other certificates or professional credentials.
  • Your credentials, degree or personal information is listed correctly.

2. Verify Your Financial Status – Satisfy any outstanding financial obligations, that may be required, with the ACHS Business Office by calling 800-487-8839.

  • Financial Aid Students: Federal student loans require students to complete an online exit interview. For more details to ensure completion, please contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 800-487-8839.
  • If you are conferring credits for professional credentials prior to degree graduation, call to ensure that there are no outstanding balances that could delay the conferral process.

3. Apply to Graduate – Complete the ACHS Graduation Application in its entirety. This information is federally required and must be submitted prior to graduation.

Please submit your application for conferral before the following review deadlines:

  • Fall: Apply by February 1
  • Spring: Apply by June 1
  • Summer: Apply by October 1

If you miss one of these deadlines, please reach out to the Registrar's Office at or 800-487-8839, and we'll be happy to help!

Click Here for the Graduation Application

4. Pay the $50 Graduation Application Fee – after completing the application you will be sent to a payment portal. You are required to pay this fee for each degree, diploma, certificate or credential you are conferring. The fee covers the following:

  • Diploma, presented in a padded, diploma folder featuring the ACHS logo, that is suitable for framing. 
  • Administrative costs to process application for graduation which includes a formal degree audit 
  • One complimentary official transcript (a $10.00 value)

What to Expect After Application – You will receive confirmation of receipt. Please allow us 48 hours to review your application. We will contact you directly if we notice any issues that may delay your graduation request.

Your certificate, diploma, or degree will be mailed to the address specified on your graduation application within 4-6 weeks of the conferral periods listed above. An email notification will be sent to you once your credential has been mailed.

Any address changes must be provided to the Registrar’s Office no later than the graduation application deadline!

If you have any questions regarding graduation, please email the Registrar's Office at or call 800-487-8839.

2020 ACHS Graduation Ceremony Information

Graduation information 2020


WHERE: Portland, Oregon

Registration deadline to attend in person and receive regalia in time for the ceremony will be announced soon. 

We are currently hard at work planning next year's Graduation. We'll update this page when we have more information.

Anyone in previous semesters or years who have conferred a degree, diploma, certificate, or will confer within 2020, is invited and encouraged to join your ACHS family in celebrating your success. This celebration is a rite of passage for all ACHS graduates.

Order your full graduation regalia here.

We know that traveling to Portland may not be an option for everyone. We're excited to include you in our state-of-the-art Virtual Ceremony that celebrates our graduates from all corners of the world. 


Need accommodation?

These hotels are centrally located and accessible to the venue. 

university place logo

University Place - 310 SW Lincoln St, Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (503) 221-0140   

Free Wi-Fi, breakfast • Paid parking • Outdoor pool • Laundry service • Kid-friendly • Pet-friendly • Restaurant • Kitchens in some rooms • Airport shuttle • Fitness center • Bar • Smoke-free • On the MAX train line.

From $149 per night 


Kimton logo

Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel - 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (503) 228-3233

Free Wi-Fi • Paid parking • Air-conditioned • Laundry service • Business center • Pet-friendly • Free breakfast • Pool • River Beach access • Room service • Kid-friendly • Restaurant • All-inclusive available • Kitchens in some rooms • Airport shuttle • Fitness center • Bar • Smoke-free • Near the MAX train line. 

From $144 per night 


hyatt logo

Hyatt SW Waterfront - 2080 SW River Dr, Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (503) 241-2775

Free breakfast buffet and grocery delivery service • Informal bar serving snacks • Indoor pool and gym • 24/7 store • Coin-operated laundry facilities • One mile from downtown and 3 minute walk  to the river park.

From $119 per night


marriott logo

Marriott Hotel - 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201,

Phone: (503) 226-7600  

Downtown • Near the Waterfront • Fitness center • Meeting event space • Parking • Restaurant • Near the MAX train line.

From $159 per night 


hotel deluxe

Hotel DeLuxe – 729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 219-2094

Free Wi-Fi • Paid parking • Air-conditioned • Laundry service • Business center • Pet-friendly • Free breakfast • Pool • Room service • Kid-friendly • Restaurant • Airport shuttle • Fitness center • Bar • Smoke-free • 2 blocks from the MAX train line.

From $136 per night


embassy suites

Embassy Suites - 319 SW Pine St, Portland, 97204, OR

Phone: (877) 214-6722

24-hour business center • Fitness facilities • Spa and sauna • ATM/banking • Accessible bathroom • Ballroom • Banquet hall • Bar/lounge • Computer station • Concierge services • Conference center • Dry cleaning/laundry service • Elevator/lift • Free WiFi • Hair salon • Indoor pool • Laundry facilities • Library • Luggage storage • Restaurant • Self-parking • Shopping on site • Smoke-free property • Spa tub • Sauna • Downtown • Near city transportation and MAX train line. 

From $135 per night 



Graduation Resources

Use the links below to access frequently asked questions (FAQs) and commonly used student forms.