Welcome to the Zane State College Grad Newsletter!

This resource was developed to help answer your questions and inform you of updates. If you still have questions after reviewing this page, please email registrar@zanestate.edu.
We recommend you check back often as content will be updated (last updated 5.4.20).

Commencement Ceremony Announcement

Zane State College is planning a face-to-face Commencement on August 6. Our graduates’ desire to walk across the stage was loud and clear in the graduation survey we circulated. As guidelines for large group events take shape, a Zane State team will adjust the commencement activities to comply with State guidelines. We will release more details about the event in July. Thank you to all who provided feedback in the Grad Survey. We heard you loud and clear, and your responses guided our decision on moving forward. Our goal is to provide you with the most safe and memorable experience possible.

On Thursday, May 7, we celebrated our graduates with a “Graduate Tribute: Honoring Zane State College’s Newest Alumni” as a Facebook Live. You can watch the presentation here.

Please take a moment to watch this Honors video where our honorees sent us photos from their homes holding up copies of their certificates

Congratulations also to Zane State College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society new members! Watch the special tribute video.

Name Cast in Stone

Your name won’t really be cast in stone … but make sure your name is spelled correctly before we print the graduation program!

Click here to check your name. Proofread your name and if corrections are needed, email registrar@zanestate.edu via your ZSC email by May 11.

Receiving Your Diploma

The registrar must review and verify graduation requirements for each student. Diplomas and certificates will be mailed to graduates with no account holds approximately six to eight weeks after the end of the graduation term to the address on file. Please log into My ZSC and click on “My profile and settings” in the log-in box, which takes you to the page where you will find your Contact Information on the left and then a drop down to verify the address on file. Multiple attempts to mail diplomas will not be made; diplomas returned by the post office will need to be picked up in person at the Registrar’s Office.

Loose Ends

Graduation Fee

All students petitioning for a degree or one-year certificate, even those who are not participating in commencement, are charged a fee of $60. For your convenience, please click here for payment options (see the shortcuts section on the right of the page to make your payment). Diplomas and transcripts will be held until all debts with the College are cleared. This includes library fines, too.

Financial Aid

If you borrowed Federal Student Loans during your enrollment at Zane State College, you are required by law to complete EXIT COUNSELING to review your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. Go to https://studentaid.gov and log in to complete exit counseling for your Federal Stafford Loan. Zane State College will receive notification of your completion. Your official transcript will be held until you complete this process.

In addition, we recommend that you review and monitor your federal loan and grant history. The Federal Student Aid web site (studentaid.gov) has an account dashboard which will show you the total aid you have used and the servicers of your loan(s). If you have questions or need assistance, please email financialaid@zanestate.edu.

Graduation Regalia

All participants must wear a black cap and gown. Your tassel color will reflect your program. Caps, gowns, and tassels are available for $32.35, and gold honor cords (for those who are eligible) are $16. Items are available for purchase at The Campus Bookstore: https://bookstore.zanestate.edu/.

Keep Us Posted!

Alumni Office

We welcome you as an alumni of Zane State College! Information about our services will be included with your diploma. We hope you will stay in touch with the Alumni Office! Email any change to name, address, phone number, email, or employment to alumni@zanestate.edu.

First Destination Survey

As you begin the next chapter of your life, we would like to know a little about your plans. This brief survey will take five minutes or less to complete. If you complete the survey, you will be entered to win an iPad! Click here to complete the survey and be entered to win.

Complete the survey by June 30, 2020 to be entered to win a prize. This survey collects information about recent graduates’ career and future education plans. The information you share will be used to evaluate the Career Readiness policies/procedures of Zane State College. Summary reports of the results may be used for accreditation and state/federal compliance. Responses are confidential. Only anonymous summary reports will be shared outside of the Office of Career Services. Call 740.588.1377 or email tporter2@zanestate.edu with questions.

Career and Resume Assistance

One of the benefits of being a ZSC alumni is utilizing Career Services! Their team will help you with resume writing and career assistance — even after graduation. You may also continue to access your collegecentral.com account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact ZSC Career Services. You may also reach out to the Alumni Office at alumni@zanestate.edu to keep in-the-loop about other ways the College can assist you after graduating.