Hello I attend a nursing school is California. I am planning on not attending graduation due to several reasons. My family lives 5 hours away and is financially unable to make it to my graduation. I don't want to walk the line without my family present. Not even to mention the fact that everyone else will have tons of family there. I notified the school that i would not be attending. The nursing director told my instructor that if I did not participate in graduating she would hold my NCLEX application papers and not send them off in a timely matter, so I couldn't sit for my boards soon. Her rational was that its not professional not to show up and that I needed to show up so she could pin me and give her" blessing" for me to move on and practice nursing.Is this legal? Can she hold my papers?