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Graduation Process

Due to Covid-19, certain restrictions apply. Mailing of older diplomas and diploma re-ordering services may be delayed or suspended.
Communication with students will be strictly limited to emails.
Please email graduation@mccc.edu for questions.

Graduation process

MCCC automatically verifies degree readiness for all students that are matriculated in a degree program. After the end of a semester, a final certification that determines degree eligibility takes place. The Office of the Registrar communicates with potential graduates via their MCCC email. If you believe you have satisfied all degree requirements but have not received a confirmation prior to the end of your final semester, please reach out to graduation@mccc.edu.

MCCC has three eligible terms for graduation: Fall, Spring and Summer.

You can check to see if your graduation has been posted by logging into your student portal and viewing your unofficial transcript.


Graduation eligibility

To graduate you must meet the following criteria:
  • The number of semester hours of credit as required by the program (usually 60 to 66).
  • Have reached the number of credits as required by the program (minimum of 60 college level credits for most programs).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Have completed at least 15 credits at MCCC (six of these from courses at the 200 level)
  • Have satisfactory completion of all courses within 10 years of the date of intended graduation, (exceptions apply)
  • Be active in the degree or certificate program in which you are graduating
  • Have graduated High School or received a GED

Click here for a complete view of Academic Policies regarding graduation.


Student Responsibilities

Students earning multiple degrees or certificates, earning a second degree or certificate, completing a Reverse Transfer or plan on using CLEP credits should contact the Registrar’s Office to ensure inclusion in graduation.

Candidates who graduate, but have an outstanding financial obligation, will not receive their diploma or certificate.

It is recommended that a student meet with their academic advisor during their final semester to discuss degree completion to avoid unnecessary delays.


Substitutions

Students expecting to earn a degree or certificate must complete the requirements of that degree or certificate as listed in the college catalog corresponding to their matriculation date. The waiver or substitution of any course requirements must be educationally justifiable and approved by the appropriate Course Coordinator and Division Dean. All documentation needs to be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office prior to the end of the term.


Deadlines for demographic changes

Any changes of the above as related to your graduation and diploma need to be received by the end of your anticipated last semester. Term dates can be found here.

CLEP exams must be taken prior to the end of your anticipated last semester to be eligible to graduate within that semester.

If you are planning on received transfer credits to be counted towards your anticipated degree, please ensure that all documentation has been received prior to your anticipated last semester. If you do not see transfer credits on your records, please email transcripts@mccc.edu.

Note: Students who graduate, but have an outstanding financial obligation, will not receive their diploma or certificate until their obligation is met. Please email graduation@mccc.edu once your hold has been removed.


Name for Diploma

Students expecting to graduate are encouraged to verify the college has the correct name, address, and cell phone number on their student record.

If you wish to make a change to how your name is appearing on the diploma (as per the email you received), please notify the Office of the Registrar at graduation@mccc.edu no later than the last date of your final semester and include the following information in your email/request:

  • Name
  • Student ID
  • Anticipated graduation month/year
  • The change of how your name should appear on the Diploma
  • Proof of new name (if different than in our system)
  • Email must come from your student account; letters must bear student’s signature.

Address for physical Diploma mailing

Diplomas will be mailed to the address on your file. If you need to update your address, please email registration@mccc.edu to complete a demographic change form prior to the end of your last semester. Diplomas mailed to an old address will not be re-issued and can only be forwarded once they are returned to us. MCCC is not responsible for lost or damaged documents that occur during mailing.

Re-issues and re-orders of diplomas incur a cost to be paid by the student.


Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas

Please inquire about the process for requesting a duplicate or replacement diploma by emailing graduation@mccc.edu. Note: Not all requests can be fulfilled and are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Any duplicate request that is approved takes approximately 4-6 weeks to be fulfilled and incurs a cost $40 per diploma.


Ceremony

MCCC recognizes graduates with a yearly ceremony which is held each May. Graduates of all three terms are welcome to participate. For any information regarding this ceremony, please email commencement@mccc.edu.

Note: You will not receive an actual diploma at the ceremony. Confirmation of degree completion will not take place until students have fulfilled their academic requirements and the Registrar has concluded the final certification process.


Student Graduation checklist

  • Academic requirements completed: Check transcript and your progress report in your student portal to confirm credit total, cumulative GPA and General Education requirements for completion.
  • Major requirements: Contact your Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor to confirm your program requirements have been met.
  • Transcripts received: Check with Admissions to verify your Immunization and High School transcripts have been received.
  • Holds: Check your portal to verify you have no active holds on your account and all financial obligations have been cleared.
  • Verify your name and address: Make sure your student information is up to date
  • Dual degrees: Contact graduation@mccc.edu if you plan on graduating from multiple degree diplomas
  • Opt-Out: Email graduation@mccc.edu if you wish to OPT-OUT from graduating if you are a potential candidate. This needs to be received prior to your last term to delay your graduation.
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