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Graduation is not automatic! If you are eligible to graduate, you must complete and submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Registrar’s Office.

If you are uncertain about your graduation status, please meet with your academic advisor immediately.

The Massasoit Community College Graduation Ceremony
Degrees are conferred three times each year, in January, May/June, and August. The graduation ceremony, however, is held only once each year at the end of the Spring semester. Any student completing his/her declared degree requirements by the Commencement date is eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Participating in Commencement
Students planning and wishing to participate in the Commencement ceremony must apply for graduation. Graduation is not automatic. The Registrar’s Office recommends that a student complete and sub¬mit an Intent to Graduate form at the start of his/her final courses. The form is available on the College Forms webpage or it can be filled out in the Registrar’s Office. You may also return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office by mail, fax, or scanned to an email.

Graduation with Honors
Graduation with Honors is an official recognition by the College of outstanding academic achievement by a student during the entire period of his/her enrollment at the College. Honors are given only to individuals receiving an Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and our three Board of Higher Education recognized certificate programs.

A student’s cumulative GPA as of his/her last semester in attendance before degree conferral is used to determine Graduation Honors.

Honors: 3.30-3.69 GPA
High Honors: 3.70-3.89 GPA
Highest Honors: 3.90 and above GPA

The corresponding honors designation will appear on a student’s official transcript.
Phi Theta Kappa membership and Honors Program fulfillment will also appear on an official transcript.

Academic Requirements
A graduation packet will be sent out from the Dean of Students Office in April. As gradua­tion depends solely on the satisfactory completion of all academic requirements of the College, receipt of this packet does not guarantee graduation.

Diplomas
As the student walks across the stage at Commencement, he/she will be presented with a diploma cover. The actual diploma will be handed to the student as he/she comes off the stage. Late order diplomas will be mailed to the student’s home address at a later date. Please be sure to update address(es) if necessary to ensure receipt of the diploma.

Financial Requirements
All financial obligations, including library books, equipment owed, bills, etc. must be met in order to graduate.

Financial Aid Students
Every student graduating from Massasoit Community College who has borrowed a federal student loan is required by federal regulations to complete a loan Exit Interview. Failure to complete Student Loan Exit Counseling will prevent you from receiving your diploma.

If you have any questions about this information, or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your loan repayment options, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 508-588-9100 ext. 1471 or 1479. You may also contact us via your MyMassasoit email account at FAO@massasoit.mass.edu. Use Exit Counseling in the subject line.

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