Graduation Information

Steps to Apply

1. Complete Your Program Requirements – Ensure your academic record is complete and any incomplete grades are finalized before graduation.

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.  You can reach out to our Student Services team or the Registrar’s Office with questions.
  • Your credentials, degree or personal information is listed correctly. You may submit change of address here.

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. In order for each program to be posted to your student record, a graduation application is needed. Please submit your application for conferral before the following deadlines:

  • If Summer is your last term: August
  • If Fall is your last term: December
  • If Spring is your last term: April

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!

4. Submit 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 for framing, presented in a padded, diploma folder featuring the ACHS logo and academic leadership signatures.
  • 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 after the graduation application deadlines 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.

ACHS 2023 Commencement Ceremony Information

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Pictured: World Forestry Center's Miller Hall

ACHS is excited to announce our 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place in person and broadcast live on Friday, June 16th, 2023 2pm – 6pm PT. The ceremony will take place at the World Forestry Center’s Miller Hall in Portland, Oregon.

ACHS Lodging Partners


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.

All Hyatt reservations must be booked via link below using the code 171294 or by calling 1-866-974-9288 for 20% discount. Room must be booked no later than 5/1/23 at 4 p.m. PST to guarantee group price.

university place hotel

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 • Fitness center • Bar • Smoke-free • On the MAX train line.

All University Place Hotel reservations must be booked by calling 503-221-0140 for 20% discount. Ask for the ACHS Commencement Ceremony 2023 Room Block when booking. Room must be booked no later than 5/16/23 at 4 p.m. PST to guarantee group price.

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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 • Fitness center • Bar • Smoke-free • Near the MAX train line.


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.

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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 • Fitness center • Bar • Smoke-free • 2 blocks from the MAX train line.


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

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.

Graduation Resources

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

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