Massasoit Community College does not require students to apply for graduation. Students who have completed their program(s) of study and met all graduation requirements will automatically be graduated at the end of the term (January, May, August). To graduate from MCC, students must:

  • complete all program requirements, both courses and credits, which will be verified by the Office of the Registrar
  • have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Students will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar in their final semester to notify them of their upcoming graduation from their certificate and/or associates degree program and to request the student’s desired diploma name and name pronunciation. If graduating from a concurrent program or 2nd/3rd/4th program, students should consider submitting the Intent to Graduate form to make sure we know they are ready to graduate!

Opt out: students may opt out of graduating for a specific term should they choose. Submission of the Opt Out of Graduation form is required to delay graduation.


A student’s diploma (for associate degrees) or certificate is a great way to celebrate their achievement at Massasoit! Both diplomas and certificates are mailed to students’ diploma address we have on file after the graduation/conferral date.


Massasoit Community College hosts Commencement once per year. View Commencement Information.

Degree Conferral

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 students will receive a postcard about attending the May/June ceremony.

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.

Financial Requirements

All financial obligations, including library books, equipment owed, bills, etc., must be met in order to receive an official transcript upon graduation.

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.

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 x1479.

You may also contact us via your MyMassasoit email account at Use “Exit Counseling” in the subject line.