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Graduation

MC 2018 Graduation

Students nearing completion of a degree or certificate program may apply for graduation. 

Note: If you have submitted a graduation application for the next term, then you should not submit additional applications, unless they are for different certificates or associates. If you applied for graduation and did not graduate, you will need to reapply for the next semester.

Print out the Graduation Checklist (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   which includes helpful tips to remember when applying and preparing for graduation.

Open periods for online graduation application

  • Fall: June 2 - October 1
  • Spring: October 2 - February 15
  • Summer: February 16 - June 1

Graduation Application Process

Step 1:  Verify your curriculum information in My MC

  1. Log-in to MyMC.
  2. Choose "My Classes".
  3. Click on the icon labeled "Apply for Graduation".
    If the "Select Term" drop box appears, select the current term or any future term.

Your "Curriculum Information" will display. Make sure your Program (major/curriculum) and Catalog Year are correct.

  • If not correct, submit a Curriculum Change Form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   to the  Office of Records and Registration on any campus.
  • If correct, click "Generate New Evaluation" and continue.

Step 2:  Submit the Online Graduation Application in My MC

If you have met the following graduation requirements, you are eligible to submit an Online Graduation Application:

  • For Degree Seekers: 15 earned hours at Montgomery College, 36 overall earned hours (excluding AELP courses) and a GPA of 2.00. If you are in the AAT program, you will need a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • For Certificate Seekers: 6 earned hours at Montgomery College, 9 overall earned hours (excluding AELP courses) and a GPA of 2.00.

Please note: Health Science students may have additional requirements; consult program coordinator.

  1. Log-in to MyMC.
  2. Choose "My Classes".
  3. Click on the icon labeled "Apply for Graduation".

Step 3:  If you have additional credits from another college or university, send official transcript(s) to your home campus:

Montgomery College-Germantown Office of Records and Registration
Attention: Transcript Evaluation 20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD  20876
Montgomery College-Rockville Office of Records and Registration
Attention: Transcript Evaluation
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD  20850
Montgomery College-TP/SS Office of Records and Registration
Attention: Transcript Evaluation
7600 Takoma Avenue Takoma Park, MD  20912

Step 4:  Bring your official degree evaluation to meet with your counselor, advisor or health science coordinator

After your application has been submitted, the graduation coordinator on your campus will conduct an official degree evaluation to determine eligibility for graduation. You will receive a letter in 2-3 weeks informing you about your graduation status. It may take 3-4 weeks to receive a letter informing you about your graduation status if it is the time of year in which MC is certifying graduates. When you receive your official degree evaluation, bring it your counselor, advisor or health science coordinator to discuss remaining degree requirements, career and transfer options.

F1 students: Check item 5 on your I-20 to ensure your graduation and "complete studies no later than" dates match. See an International Student Coordinator if they do not match.

Multiple Degrees

To be awarded a second Associates degree at Montgomery College, a student must earn a minimum of fifteen additional credits unique to the new program of study beyond the first degree and meet all other graduation requirements. All additional credits must be earned at the College.

In all cases, to be awarded a second Associates degree, a student must earn a minimum of seventy-five credits.

Commencement 

To participate in the commencement ceremony, you should be a summer or fall graduate or have submitted a graduation application for spring. Find out more

Diplomas: Pick-up and Ordering Duplicates

Diploma Pick-up

MC staff are working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any diplomas already on campus are not being mailed. Please contact a graduation coordinator for assistance if you graduated prior to the pandemic. Spring 2021, summer 2021and fall 2021 graduates will be notified of additional information regarding their diplomas. Once graduation is certified and awarded, a notation indicating graduation will appear on your official transcript. You can request a transcript through Parchment. Continue to check MC’s website for updates related to COVID-19.

Graduation FAQ

Q: When should I expect to see my degree/certificate on my official transcript? 
A: By July 2nd, the notation of your degree/certificate obtainment will appear on your official transcript. You can check the status of your graduation application through your MyMCnew window portal under Graduation Application, or by viewing your unofficial transcript. 

Q: When should I expect to receive my diploma/certificate?  
A: Sometime towards the end of August 2021. Email notifications will be sent through your MC student email about delivery of your diplomas/certificates.

Q: How will I receive my diploma/certificate?
A: Diplomas/certificates will be mailed to your address on file with the college. If your address has changed, please notify the Graduation Coordinator at the campus where your graduation application was processed to ensure diploma delivery.

Q: When will I get information about commencement?
A: Information will be sent to your MC student email by the first week of April 2021.

Q: What should I do if I did not successfully complete my graduation requirements in the spring 2021 semester?
A: You will need to re-apply for graduation for the semester that you plan to complete the remaining curriculum requirements.

Q: When should I expect to see my degree/certificate on my official transcript? 
A: By September 30th, the notation of your degree/certificate obtainment will appear on your official transcript. You can check the status of your graduation application through your MyMCnew window portal under Graduation Application, or by viewing your unofficial transcript. 

Q: When should I expect to receive my diploma/certificate?  
A: Sometime towards the end of October 2021. Email notifications will be sent through your MC student email about delivery of your diplomas/certificates.

Q: How will I receive my diploma/certificate?
A: Diplomas/certificates will be mailed to your address on file with the college. If your address has changed, please notify the Graduation Coordinator at the campus where your graduation application was processed to ensure diploma delivery.

Q: Will there be a commencement ceremony in August?
A: Only one commencement ceremony is held annually. Summer 2021 graduates will be invited to participate in the May 2022 commencement ceremony.

Q: When will I get information about commencement?
A: Information will be sent to your MC student email by the first week of April 2022.

Q: What should I do if I did not successfully complete my graduation requirements in the summer 2021 semester?
A: You will need to re-apply for graduation for the semester that you plan to complete the remaining curriculum requirements.

Q: When should I expect to see my degree/certificate on my official transcript? 
A: By February 5th, the notation of your degree/certificate obtainment will appear on your official transcript. You can check the status of your graduation application through your MyMCnew window portal under Graduation Application, or by viewing your unofficial transcript. 

Q: When should I expect to receive my diploma/certificate?  
A: Sometime towards the end of February 2022. Email notifications will be sent through your MC student email about delivery of your diplomas/certificates.

Q: How will I receive my diploma/certificate?
A: Diplomas/certificates will be mailed to your address on file with the college. If your address has changed, please notify the Graduation Coordinator at the campus where your graduation application was processed to ensure diploma delivery.

Q: Will there be a commencement ceremony in December?
A: Only one commencement ceremony is held annually. Fall 2021 graduates will be invited to participate in the May 2022 commencement ceremony.

Q: When will I get information about commencement?
A: Information will be sent to your MC student email by the first week of April 2022.

Q: What should I do if I did not successfully complete my graduation requirements in the fall 2021 semester?
A: You will need to re-apply for graduation for the semester that you plan to complete the remaining curriculum requirements.

If your address has changed, please notify the Graduation Coordinator at the campus where your graduation application was processed to ensure diploma delivery.

PLEASE NOTE: Diplomas are no longer available immediately after the Commencement ceremony.

Ordering a Duplicate Diploma

To request a duplicate diploma, please use the link associated with the campus where your graduation application was processed. If you are unsure of the campus, please contact one of the graduation coordinators below for assistance. 

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