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, Download Acrobat Reader)  , 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 My MC.
  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, Download Acrobat Reader)   to the  Office of Admissions and Records 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 My MC.
  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 Admissions and Records
Attention: Transcript Evaluation 20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD  20876
Montgomery College-Rockville Office of Admissions and Records
Attention: Transcript Evaluation
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD  20850
Montgomery College-TP/SS Office of Admissions and Records
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. 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

For those students who have completed all requirements, you will receive a letter at your home address notifying you when your diploma will be ready for pick-up at the Office of Admissions and Records.  Your diploma will be available on the campus where you applied for graduation. Be sure to bring a photo ID to receive your diploma. 

If your address has changed, please notify the Graduation Coordinator at the campus where you applied for graduation to ensure delivery of correspondence.

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

Ordering a Duplicate Diploma

If you ever need to order a new diploma, you need to submit a written request  along with $25 (check or money order, payable to Montgomery College) to the graduation coordinator on the campus where you graduated:

Your signed request needs to include your name (at graduation) and student ID, the name you would like on your diploma and your most recent contact information, including e-mail. 

Duplicate diplomas take approximately 4-6 weeks to order.  You will be notified via e-mail when your diploma is ready.

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