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Does MC hold commencement exercises for students who graduate during the summer semester?

No, Mississippi College does not hold commencement exercises for students who graduate during or at the end of the summer semester. Mississsippi College only holds degree ceremonies twice a year: once in May and again in December.

If I graduate during the summer, how can I participate in a degree ceremony?

If you would like to participate in a degree ceremony, you will need to select "YES" when asked if you intend to participate in a degree ceremony on your degree application. If you do so, you will be expected to walk in the Fall (December) graduation that follows the summer semester. This also guarantees the order of your graduation regalia.

Whether or not you choose to walk, the "Degree Awarded" date on your academic transcript will be listed as the date you completed your degree requirements. 

If I graduate in the summer, when and how will I get my diploma?

Your diploma will be mailed to the address provided on your degree application. You can expect your diploma to arrive 3-4 weeks after the date your degree was awarded. 

If I indicated that I wanted to participate in the December commencement, how will information about that ceremony be communicated to me?

If you plan to walk in the December degree ceremony, then the Office of the Registrar will send correspondence to you via your MyMC email. Even if you have graduated, please continue checking your MyMC email until after the ceremony has passed to ensure that you receive all communications regarding this ceremony.

How do I apply to graduate?

To apply to graduate, please log on to your MyMC homepage. Select the icon labelled “Banner Web for Students.” On the landing page, select the four dots shaped like a box in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Click the word “Banner” and then select “Student.” On this menu, select “Graduation: Apply for Degree.” Select the appropriate term and then select your curriculum. Then, select your intended graduation date and indicate whether or not you plan to attend the ceremony.  Enter your height and weight (collected for the ordering of caps and gowns) and then indicate how you would like your name to appear on your diploma. You will then select the address you would like your diploma to be mailed to. DO NOT select an MC campus box; select the place you will be living 3-4 weeks after graduation. Conclude by submitting the request.

If you received the message “No Curricula Available,” you have already applied to graduate and do not need to do so again. 

When will I hear back after applying to graduate?

You will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar to your MyMC email account within a few weeks of submitting your application. Please monitor your MyMC account regularly.

What happens if my degree requirements are not met?

Your first step should be to contact your advisor and discuss with them the shortfall(s) in your degree requirement. Your advisor is your best resource for registering for any additional classes, receiving course substitutions, etc.

I applied to graduate, but I realized I won’t finish my degree requirements in time. What should I do?

You need to contact the Registrar’s Office by emailing “” or by calling the office’s main line at 601-925-3210.

I got an email saying I was cleared to graduate. What now?

Continue to monitor your MyMC email account for updates. Unless you drop a class or fail to successfully complete a course for which you are presently registered, you do not need to worry about your status changing.

How much are the graduation fees, and when are they due?

Undergraduate graduation fees are $117, and graduate graduation fees are $160. These fees must be paid to the Bursar's Office no later than the Tuesday prior to graduation. If you have any questions about payment, please contact the Bursar's Office by calling 601-925-3308 or by emailing

How can I order a class ring?

Mississippi College class rings are reserved exclusively for alumni and students who have completed 54 credit hours in good standing with the university. Order your class ring so you will have it by the time you graduate. (Please call the Alumni Office at 601.925.3252 if you have any questions.)