Graduation

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Graduation

Each spring, Midland College holds commencement to recognize students who have completed degree and certificate programs during the course of the year.

Graduation ceremonies traditionally take place in May at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, and all students completing graduation requirements are encouraged to participate.

 

May 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Midland College was forced to cancel the May 2020 graduation ceremony. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has established guidelines of no more than 50 people at a single event before May 10.

Midland College students will receive an opportunity to celebrate and walk the stage in the future. This milestone is important for students, families and the College. The exact date and time are not yet established.

The canceling of graduation ceremonies will not hinder students receiving their diploma. Following the posting of spring grades, we will process academic records for all students who have applied to graduate. Once the degree posts on the transcript, we will mail all diplomas. 

Graduation 2020 Videos

Commencement address, graduates share their proudest moments, and congratulatory videos.

Graduation 2020 Videos

 

MC graduate celebrating diploma MC graduates moving the tassle MC graduate celebrating with family

 

Application

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 academic calendar.

How to Apply

  • Sign into the My MC Portal 
  • Select the "Students" tab
  • On the left side of the Students page, in the left-hand navigation, click on "Transcripts and Forms"
  • On the right side of the "Transcripts and Forms" page, in the "Student Forms" section, select "Graduation Application"

Due Date

Students who will complete requirements for their program should apply as soon as possible but no later than the end of the term requirements will be completed.

Questions?

Send us an email!
graduation@midland.edu

What is the difference?

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).

Ceremony

Midland College traditionally holds a Graduation Ceremony each May. Students who graduate In December, May, July or August are invited to participate in the ceremony as long as they have met the following requirements:

  • Have 6 or less semester credit hours remaining for graduation
  • Met TSI requirements and has a 2.0 Cumulative GPA at MC

Graduated

Students are considered “Graduated” once all degree/certificate requirements are met. Diplomas should be ready 3-4 weeks after the last day of the spring semester and will be mailed to your permanent address unless an alternate address was provided on the graduation application.

General Requirements for Degrees and Certificates

DID YOU KNOW?

Students who graduate from Midland College and plan to pursue a bachelor degree at a four-year public university in Texas, may be eligible for a Graduating Sophomore Scholarship.

Graduating Sophomore Scholarships Page

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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