Your Path to Graduation

Destination: graduation. You can do it! The hard work and studying will pay off. Graduation is a milestone — a time to be happy, hopeful and proud. It is your time!


Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.

— Nelson Mandela

Commencement Ceremony

At MCC, graduation occurs three times a year: May, August and December. The college holds a formal Commencement Ceremony in May. Visit the Commencement pages to find more information about the Commencement Cerermony.


Video: What Graduation Means to Me

Are You Ready to Graduate?

Just follow the steps below to find out!

  • Do you have...
    • The correct courses for your major?
    • A GPA of 2.0 or higher?
    • Transfer credits from other institutions you may have attended. Please send official transcripts directly to the MCC Admissions Office, Student Services Center, L 156.
    • Sufficient credits - 60+ credits for an associate degree; 6-30 credits for a certificate?
  • Then you need to...
    • Apply for graduation.
      • Application deadline for the December graduation is October 15.
      • Application deadline for the May graduation is March 15.
    • Applications may be obtained at the Registrar's Office, Student Services Center, L-157, or download the Graduation Application and Instructions here.
    • Contact Peter Harris, Director of Enrollment Management at 860-512-3312 or email pharris@manchestercc.edu or Florence Sheils, Director of Student Retention Services at 860-512-3302 or email fsheils@manchestercc.edu if you wish to graduate but missed the graduation application deadline.
Last Update: March 20 2014
For additional information, contact: Anita Sparrow