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.
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).
Every year Midland College holds a Graduation Ceremony in May. Students who graduate
In December, May, July or August are invited to participate 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
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.
How many people can I invite?
As many as you'd like, the Chap Center has plenty of room.
Do my guests need tickets?
How much does regalia (caps and gowns) cost?
There is no fee, they're paid for from your Tuition and Fees
When will caps and gowns be ready to pick-up?
About a week before the Ceremony. You will get an email letting you know when they are ready.
Is Rehearsal required?
No, but participants are highly encouraged to attend.
Where do I get invitations?
Invitations can be purchased from the Midland College Bookstore, but do not have to be. You can choose to invite guests in whatever manner you choose.
How do I order pictures from the ceremony?
Flash Photography will be taking photos at the ceremony. You'll get an informational sheet when you pick up your cap and gown. You can pre-order from that information, or you can wait for them to email you proofs.
Are we allowed to decorate our caps?
Midland College highly discourages it, but we will not prevent you from participating if you do.
When can I pick-up my diploma?
Due to our system conversion, we plan on having the diplomas ready within 6 weeks of the last day of the Spring semester. We will send an email when they are ready.
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.
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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.