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Graduation Requirements

Visit My Portal to Apply to Graduate for Spring 2022 between January 6, 2022 - February 20, 2022.

Degree and Certificate Requirements
AA/AS Degree Requirements

AAT/AST Degree Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 60 transferable units.
  • Complete either the CSU GE-B or IGETC CSU requirements.
  • Complete required major courses a C (or P) better.
  • Earn a 2.0 transferable grade point average.
  • Complete at least 12 units at Mission College to establish residency.

Certificate Achievement Requirements

  • Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  • Earn a 2.0 degree applicable grade point average
  • Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.
Graduation Checklist

STEP
1
MEET WITH A COUNSELOR

Meet with a counselor to ensure all requirements have been met. Schedule an appointment at Counseling.

STEP
2
SUBMIT APPLICATION

Visit My Portal to access the "Apply to Graduate" and also complete the Commencement RSVP Form.

STEP
3
SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION

If applicable, submit official documentation to the Admissions & Records Office. See After the Application below for details.

Application and Document Deadlines

Fall 2022

  • Application Opens: August 4, 2022
  • Deadline to Submit Application: September 18, 2022
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: September 25, 2022
  • Term Complete: December 17, 2022
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: March 17, 2023

Spring 2023 (for students who will complete requirements by end of Spring 2023)

  • Application Opens: January 5, 2023
  • Deadline to Submit Application: February 19, 2023
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: February 26, 2023
  • Semester Complete: May 26, 2023
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: July 31, 2023

Summer 2023(for students who will complete requirements by end of Summer 2023)

  • Application Opens: April 10, 2023 (tentative)
  • Deadline to Submit Application:  July 16, 2023
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: July 31, 2023
  • Term Complete: July 2023
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: September 29, 2023

* Students wishing to submit an application after the stated deadline must contact the Dean of Enrollment and Financial Services, Veronica Martinez, veronica.martinez@missioncollege.edu

**** For technical assistance with the Apply to Graduate process, email mc.records@missioncollege.edu.****

After the Application

Submitted applications can be viewed by selecting View Application to Graduate in My Portal. All applications will remain in a "pending status" and will be reviewed after grades have been posted.

If applicable, submit the following documentation to the Admissions & Records Office by the deadline listed above:

* For in-progress courses taken at other colleges: Official transcripts must be sent to Admissions & Records immediately after coursework is complete and grades are posted. Applications to Graduate will not be processed if official records are not on file. 

Important Notes

  • Official documentation must be sent electronically from the institution or mailed to Admissions & Records Office, 3000 Mission College Blvd, MS#9, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • MISSING DOCUMENTS WILL DELAY THE EVALUATION PROCESS OR RESULT IN A DENIAL.
  • Status inquiries after the Diploma Mailed date above or address changes should be directed to mc.records@missioncollege.edu
  • If you need to re-apply for graduation for various reasons, (example: applied for Fall semester but need to now move to Spring semester), contact mc.records@missioncollege.edu.
Order Graduate Regalia

Order your graduate regalia online from the bookstore. Prices and shipping rates are provided there. In addition, upcoming dates of grad fairs (info sessions that cover how to order your grad regalia and more) are posted. One randomly selected student at each webinar will win a free Mission sweater/hoodie.

Join us at the Bookstore for our Annual Grad Fair celebration! 

  • Wednesday, May 4 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 5 - 9 a.m - 7 p.m.

At the Grad Fair, you will be able to:

  • Purchase your Cap/Gown/Tassel/Stole
  • Shop for Diploma Frames, Class Rings, Announcements, and more...
  • Pick Up Commencement Tickets
  • Pick Up Free Grad T-shirt
  • Sit for FREE Grad Portraits
  • FREE Refreshments

Or

Order Your Grad Regalia, Shipped to You!

Visit our Mission College Bookstore Grad Regalia shop online with our partners, Herff Jones: http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/missioncollege/

Order Deadlines

  • Round one deadline: order by April 24, 2022 at 8:59 p.m. to receive items before May 14th with Standard shipping.
  • Round two deadline: orderby April 29, 2022 at 8:59 p.m. to receive items before May 14th with rush shipping.