Steps to Graduation

Contact Admissions & Records

Southern & Dobson Campus

Building: 39
P: 480-461-7600   F: 480-844-3117

Red Mountain Campus

Building: RDM-M
P: 480-654-7600   F: 480-654-7379


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun


The big day is drawing near. There are only a few steps needed to complete the graduation process. Participation in the spring commencement ceremony is optional.

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Fall 2022 - November 1
  • Spring 2023 - March 1
  • Summer 2023 - June 1

Applications can be submitted any time of the year. If applications are submitted after the dates above, they will be processed the next semester. For example: if an application is submitted for the spring semester after March 1 it will be processed as a summer application.

*Winter Intersession courses will be counted toward the spring graduation cycle.

Step 1 - Contact your Advisor to prepare your Application

Step 2 - Submit Your Application

  • Upload the MCC graduation application with the appropriate Checksheet from Advisor or Program Coordinator. Be sure to save and close all documents before uploading them to the next step. This will ensure the information you just entered will not be lost in the upload process.

Important - Additional Information

  • Applicants will receive notification through Maricopa email.
  • Degrees and certificates will be mailed to the applicant's address on record and a confirmation email will be sent via Maricopa student email. Addresses can be verified at
  • Applicant's degrees/certificates will not be conferred if there are outstanding debts at any MCCCD college
  • Order cap and gown here. MCC will provide a complimentary diploma cover and honor cords (if applicable) if the student attends the commencement ceremony.
  • Applicants who are not eligible for a degree or certificate are required to re-apply when all coursework is completed. Our goal is to award and mail degrees and certificates within sixty calendar days from the end of the semester.
  • Students cannot be awarded the same degree or certificate more than once at MCCCD.
    • For example, students can earn an Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Psychology and an Associate in Science, Emphasis in Chemistry; however, they can not earn an Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Psychology and Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Anthropology or a general Associate in Arts and Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Political Science because the degree award in both scenarios is the “Associate in Arts”, the same degree award. The ABUS-GR, ABUS-SR, and AAEE do not have emphases.

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