Guide to MC Graduation 2017 (Adobe .pdf file)

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Graduation Application

Students Must file an application for graduation in order for the Certificate or Degree to be awarded.

Students are encouraged to apply for graduation the semester before they plan to graduate. Having the requirements checked, allows students to finalize their course selection before the last semester. However, if students miss this window, they may apply early in the semester in which they will graduate. Posted deadlines can be found in the Midland College Academic Calendar .

Students wishing to participate in the May graduation ceremony must apply by March 1.

Important Dates

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation
Tuesday, May 2- Tuesday, May 9 – Pick up graduation regalia from Registrar’s Office
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – Last day to call (432) 685-4785 to have your name pronounced correctly at the ceremony.
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5 pm – Graduation Rehearsal
Friday, May 12, 2017 – Spring 2017 Graduation Ceremony
Monday, June 5, 2017 – Spring Graduates’ Diplomas available for pick-up at the Registrar’s Office

Ceremony and Graduating

It is important that candidates and families understand the difference between "participating in the graduation ceremony” [walking across the stage] and "graduating” [receiving a diploma].


Each spring, Midland College holds commencement to recognize those students who have completed a degree and certificate programs during the course of the year. All students who have completed graduation requirements are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. A student who has not completed all graduation requirements may participate in commencement if:

     1. He/She lacks nine semesters credit hours or less of required coursework, understanding that he/she must enroll in the remaining courses during the summer session immediately following graduation;
     2. All non-course requirements for graduation have been met;

Exceptions may be made by the Vice President of Student Services.

Graduation Requirements and Information

Students are considered “Graduated” once all degree/certificate requirements are met. Diplomas are typically ready within 3 weeks of the last date of the semester.

Degrees and certificates are posted to transcripts only after the student has completed all requirements. Transcript postings are made 4 times per year, at the end of the Spring, Summer I, Summer II and Fall semesters.

Students are responsible for filing all transcripts from other colleges with the Registrar’s Office. Students must have a 2.0 GPA and have no holds on their record at the time of completion.

Questions regarding graduation can be directed to .

For Specific Information regarding degree/graduation requirements see the catalog:
General Requirements for a Degree
Graduation/Degree Posting

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