Graduation and Commencement

  • Students can review their progress toward completion of a degree/certificate using the College’s online degree audit system. It is strongly encouraged that students meet frequently with their adviser throughout the year and prior to submitting a graduation application.

    Graduation refers to actually receiving a certificate/degree after the College has verified that all requirements have been met.

    Commencement is a ceremony for students, families and friends to celebrate the student’s academic accomplishment. Participation in commencement does not mean that a student has graduated and students do not receive diplomas on that day.

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  • Are You Ready to Graduate?

    Are You Ready to Graduate?

    If you are close to completing the requirements for a degree or certificate it is recommended that you apply two terms before completion.

    Apply for Graduation Now!

  • GED/AHSD Graduation

    Commencement Announcement

    • Click link to Order Your Cap & Gown
    • Deadline for stole with cap, gown & tassel: May 5, 2022
    • Deadline for cap, gown & tassel only: May 19, 2022

    Are you graduating this year? Do you need a cap and gown for commencement? Let you Associated Student Government (ASG) help you out! Request your loaner gown for free today! Request yours HERE! These caps and gowns are available on a limited basis. If you have questions please contact Rozina Lethe at

    The cap and gown rental program was established by the Associated Student Government to assist MHCC students who cannot afford to purchase a cap and gown for graduation. ASG Provides the cap and gown to students for free.

    We will recycle the gowns to help future students in need and to help make the program sustainable. Students MUST Return their Gown. Students can keep the cap & tassel for themselves. These are not required to be returned.

    Transfer Credits to MHCC

    Do you have credits from another college you would like to be applied to your degree/ certificate at MHCC?