Graduation Information

Are You Ready to Graduate?
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.

Degree Conferrals

Massasoit has three degree conferral dates: one in January for coursework completed during the fall semester, one in May/June for coursework completed during the spring semester, and one in August for coursework completed during either summer term. Commencement ceremonies are held once a year at the end of the spring semester.


Graduating

Graduation is not automatic--the Registrar’s Office recommends that a student complete and submit an Intent to Graduate form at the start of his/her final courses. Students may also return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office by mail, fax, or scanned to an email.

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute
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. 1479.

You may also contact us via your MyMassasoit email account at FAO@massasoit.mass.edu. Use "Exit Counseling" in the subject line. 

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.

Honors3.30–3.69 GPA
High Honors3.70–3.89 GPA
Highest Honors3.90 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.

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 after the Commencement ceremony at a designated location. 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 students from receiving his/her diploma.