Requirements for Graduation

A student is eligible for graduation, and to participate in the commencement ceremony when he/she:

  1. has satisfactorily completed the academic requirements of the curriculum;
  2. has an overall grade point average of 2.0;
  3. has met all financial obligations to Mayland Community College;
  4. has completed an application for graduation before the deadline set each year by the chief academic
    Officer; and
  5. has completed at least one-fourth (25%) of the credit required for the credential at MCC.

Students earning an Associate in Arts and/or Associate in Science degree who are utilizing substitutions and/or older credits for graduation purposes will not meet the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

Student enrolled in a Associate Degree or Diploma may be graduated from any stackable credentials, such as certificates, within that program of study as they are earned.

Graduation Honors

A graduating student who has earned an overall grade point average of 4.0 on all work completed at MCC will graduate with High Honors. This is designated by a blue and white cord at the Commencement Ceremony.
A graduating student who has earned an overall grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 on all work completed at MCC will graduate with Honors. This is designated by a red and white cord at the Commencement Ceremony.
Each Program Coordinator may identify one Outstanding Graduate who is a symbol of the purpose of the community college. This is designated by a medallion at the Commencement Ceremony. Student Government Officers, student leaders who serve as the voice of the student body, are designated by a blue and red cord at the Commencement Ceremony.