How to Apply
In order to graduate, you must file a degree application before the degree application deadline.
- Log in to MyMC.
- Click "Apply to Graduate" under Graduation in the right-hand column.
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
If you have previously submitted an online application for your degree and you need to change your graduation date or other information, you will be unable to do this online. Please contact the Registrar's Office.
The graduation fee covers graduation-related expenses including your diploma, diploma cover, tassel, commencement exercise, rental of your cap, gown, and academic hood for graduates and law, as well as the shipping of the diploma to the address provided in the degree application. The graduation fee is charged to your student account and is payable to the Business Office. If circumstances cause you to change your graduation date after the fee is charged and paid, you will not be charged an additional graduation fee.
If you are seeking dual degrees (such as JD/MBA) or if you have more than one curricula (such as a double major) you must submit a separate application for each degree/curriculum.
Enrollment in Absentia
Mississippi College policy requires that students be enrolled at the university the semester they plan to graduate. Enrollment in absentia is a special enrollment status created to assist affected students in satisfying this policy. Students who have received special permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs to take their final credit hours at another institution, students who do not need to take additional courses to complete their degree but who need to finish requirements for those courses, or students who completed degree requirements in a prior semester but did not apply to graduate are among the students who may need enrollment in absentia. There is a $115 enrollment in absentia fee for undergraduate students. There is also a fee for graduate students participating in Thesis Management. This fee will be charged to your student account.
You must clear your accounts in the Business Office prior to graduation. Diplomas will not be mailed and transcripts will not be issued to any student who has a hold on their account from the Business Office or Financial Aid Office. Additionally, you will not be able to pick up your cap and gown unless you have cleared your student account in the Business Office and in the Library and you have completed your Student Loan Exit Interview (if contacted by the Financial Aid Office).