Congratulations 2021 Graduates!
Class of 2021: The faculty and staff congratulate you on completing your educational goals at Monroe County Community College and earning your degree.
Unfortunately, as MCCC officials were planning the 2021 Commencement Ceremony for late April, COVID-19 case numbers were spiking in the county. Thus, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the ceremony.
But, we still very much wanted to honor your achievements! So we produced a celebratory video that will be shared via news release, email and widely on social media platforms. We are very proud of our graduates and wanted to ensure we celebrated your accomplishments in the safest way possible.
General Graduation Requirements
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 (2.000 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.
Instructions to apply for graduation:
click on MYWEBPAL at the top of www.monroeccc.edu (above)
Log in to your MyWebPAL account
Click on Student
In the Student Menu under Academic Profile click on Apply to Graduate
Check to make sure your Program of Study is correct and click Apply.
If you do not see the correct Program click on Apply to Different Program or fill out the form in the Registrar’s Office.
Please Note: After applying for graduation you will receive an email "Thank you for submitting your graduation application". See ”My Progress” in MyWebPAL - Student Planning” to review your outstanding degree/program requirements. Click on the link “Program Notes.”
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 2020, Winter 2021 or Summer 2021 semesters are eligible to participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony.
Due to the pandemic, commencement will look a bit different this year.