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


MCC is offering student services remotely via email, chat, and phone.

Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 5 pm

Campuses are open for limited in-person classes and appointments


The big day is drawing near. There are several steps to take so you can graduate on time and participate in the commencement ceremony.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer 2020 - June 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020 - November 1, 2020
  • Spring 2021 - March 1, 2021

Step 1 - Prepare Your Application

Students are required to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator to review the degree check sheet.

Print the graduation guide and application.

A separate application and degree check sheet are required for each degree/certificate.

Consult the program codes guide to find the correct number for your program of study and add to your application. (updated May 2019).

All applicants are required to complete the graduate exit survey before submitting the application. You will receive a confirmation number after submission. Add this number to the corresponding field on your application.

Official transcripts from all prior institutions, including other Maricopa Community Colleges, need to be on file and will be applied toward your degree. There is no charge to send transcripts between Maricopa Community Colleges.

Step 2 - Pay Your Fees

This is a good time to be sure you have no outstanding balances, fees, or traffic fines before submitting the application. Any debts within the Maricopa Colleges must be cleared before a degree/certificate can be awarded. Applicants have thirty days after the anticipated graduation date to remove all academic deficiencies.

A $25.00 fee is required to participate in the annual May commencement ceremony. This fee can only be paid in-person with Cashier Services.

The following items are included in this fee:

  • Cap/gown and tassel, diploma cover, honor cords (if applicable), and five announcements.
  • A notification letter will be mailed prior to the day of the ceremony detailing the event.

Additional regalia can be purchased by contacting Admissions & Records.

Step 3 - Submit Your Application

Email your application(s) to Academic Advising for review.

Submit your application online once approved and emailed to you by an Academic Advisor.

Applicants will receive notification in the mail from the Enrollment Services office regarding application status.

Degrees /certificates will be mailed to the applicant's address on record and confirmation of degrees and certificates will be sent to your Maricopa student email. Address' can be verified at

Applicants who are not eligible for a degree/certificate must re-apply.