Well, this is what it’s all about, right? Here are the general requirements to graduate from MCCC and walk across the stage with your associate degree.
Upon successful completion of an approved plan of study and provided the following requirements have been fulfilled, a student will be awarded an associate degree from Monroe County Community College.
To graduate, a student must:
- Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit, 15 of which must be earned at MCCC.
- Attain a cumulative grade point average of "C" or higher (000 or higher on a 4.000 scale) at graduation.
- Meet the general education requirements for his or her program of study as specified in the Monroe County Community College catalog under which the student has applied for graduation.
The student may fulfill requirements for graduation using any Monroe County Community College catalog published during their period of attendance, with the limitation that no student may use a catalog more than 10 years old at the time of graduation. Exceptions may be considered by the appropriate administrator.
Any MCCC degree may be earned by fulfilling the general requirements and the requirements specific to the individual degree. Degrees include associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied science and associate of fine arts. These types of degrees are called undesignated degrees. On the transcript, an undesignated degree appears on the transcript as the degree only. In addition to earning the specific degree, students who complete one of the occupational degree programs will have the program designation entered on their transcript along with the degree. Deviation from degree requirements or from a specified program may be made only with approval of the division dean or the vice president of instruction or their designee.
The student must attain at graduation a grade point average of “C” or higher (2.000 or higher on a 4.000 scale) in the course work required for the certificate.
General education courses unite students from diverse areas of study in the pursuit of knowledge that community college graduates should possess. At MCCC, they are the foundation of each associate degree. To earn an associate degree from MCCC, students must demonstrate competency in the following areas: natural sciences, mathematics, writing, computer literacy, human experience and social systems.
Students completing requirements for associate degrees during the academic year’s Fall, Winter or Summer semester are eligible to participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony, which is held in late April or early May of each year. Participation is encouraged but not mandatory.
The ceremony is held on Main Campus in the Gerald Welch Health Education Building. Tickets for admission will be required for all guests. Graduation candidates receive admission tickets when they pick up theirs caps and gowns in March. Due to limited seating, extra tickets are not available. Students who have tickets they are not going to use are encouraged to give them to a fellow graduate.