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

Important Deadlines

April 4, 2023 - Last day to have name appear in online program and appear on LED screen during the ceremony
April 21, 2023 - RSVP to attend ceremony
April 21, 2023 - Last day to purchase regalia


The big day is drawing near. Applying for graduation is REQUIRED to be awarded your degree or certificate. Please follow the below steps to complete the application process.

Participation in the spring commencement ceremony is optional. If you are participating in the ceremony a cap and gown is required. There is no fee to apply for a certificate/degree.

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Graduation (including Winter Intersession) - March 1
  • Summer Graduation - June 1
  • Fall Graduation - November 1

*Applications submitted after a semester’s respective deadline will not be processed until the next semester.

Step 1 – Verify Your Academic Records are Complete and Correct

Step 2 - Submit Your Graduation Application

What Happens Next?

  • MCC Will Review Your Graduation Application
    • Reviews will typically be completed within ten (10) business days
    • Updates will be sent to your Maricopa email as your application is completing the review process
  • After Final Semester Grades Post, MCC Will Verify Your Graduation Eligibility
    • Applicants who have COMPLETED all degree requirements will be awarded and mailed their degree within approximately sixty (60) calendar days
    • Applicants who have NOT COMPLETED all degree requirements will need to continue enrollment and re-apply for graduation in a future semester

Celebrate Your Graduation!

  • Plan to Attend the Graduation Commencement Event
    • Commencement is held in May and celebrates all students who graduated in the prior academic year
    • Participation in the Commencement Event is OPTIONAL
      • Deadline: April 21, 2023
  • Purchase Your Graduation Regalia if attending commencement
    • A cap and gown are required to participate in the ceremony. Deadline to order regalia is April 21, 2023.
      • Regalia fees:
        • Cap/gown/tassel package $13.00
        • Extra tassel only with year/date pendant $1.65 (optional)
        • Extra year date pendant only $0.40 (optional)
        • Extra diploma cover $15 (optional)
  • MCC will provide a complimentary diploma cover and applicable honors cords if you are participating in the event.