Degrees and Certificates

You may submit your application for a degree or certificate to the Enrollment Services Office when you are enrolled in your final courses to complete your program requirements. A student may not earn an AA and an AS in the same program.

When to Apply for Graduation:

Application Period Begins
Deadline to Submit Application
Spring 2021
November 23, 2020 April 2, 2021
Summer 2021
April 19, 2021 July 16, 2021
Fall 2021
August 2, 2021 November 12, 2021
Spring 2022
November 29, 2021 April 1, 2022

*Please note: your application must be submitted by March 5, 2021, for your name to be published in the Commencement Program

Before you Apply for Graduation:

Review the requirements for degrees and/or certificates before applying. You can confirm eligibility for each award by looking at the degree planner in Starfish. It is highly recommended you meet with a counselor to ensure you have met all program requirements.

Course Substitution Forms: Once your course substitution is reviewed by the division office, please be sure your request is submitted to the Evaluations Office. It is highly recommended you submit your course substitution request at the beginning of the semester in which you expect to complete your degree requirements to avoid any delays in the processing of your application.

Other College Transcripts: Coursework from regionally accredited colleges and universities is accepted by MJC to fulfill degree and certificate requirements. Make sure all official transcripts (if applicable) have been submitted to Enrollment Services.

Types of Degrees and Certificates Offered:

Associate in Arts Degree
Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Associate in Science Degree
Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree
Certificate of Achievement
Skills Recognition Award
Certificate of Completion/Competency (Non-Credit)

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To have honors status you must have a cumulative, degree applicable GPA of 3.5 or higher.

For information regarding the MJC Honors Program, click here.