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 a few steps to take so you can graduate on time and participate in the commencement ceremony.

Application Deadlines:

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

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

Step 1 - Prepare Your Application

Students are required to meet with an Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator to receive a completed degree check sheet. Students can also email Academic Advising to request virtual assistance with the graduation application.

Click here to fill out the graduation application (fillable PDF)

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

Consult MCC's program codes to find the correct number for your program of study and add the code to your application.

Applicants are required to complete the graduate exit survey before submitting the application. You will receive a confirmation number after completing the survey. 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.

Due to the pandemic, there is no graduation ceremony fee in 2021. You will still receive a diploma cover and any honor cords (if applicable).

Separately, you can order a cap and gown online and have it shipped to your home for an additional fee.

Step 3 - Submit Your Application

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

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

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

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

Applicants who are not eligible for a degree/certificate are required to re-apply when all coursework is completed. Our goal is to award and mail all degrees/certificates within sixty days from the end of the semester. Please understand this is not a hard deadline but a general timeline. Congratulations!