2020-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook

Conferring of Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

Degrees, diplomas and certificates are officially conferred at the conclusion of each semester in December, May and August. Public commencement exercises are held only in the spring.

Students who plan to receive a certificate, diploma or degree must apply for graduation by filing a Request to Graduate form with the Registrar’s Office. The form must be received in the Registrar’s Office prior to registration of the student’s final spring semester. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that all graduation requirements, including required coursework, are met.

To be eligible to participate in the annual spring graduation ceremony, students must be able to complete their remaining graduation requirements by the end of the subsequent semester.

A note about posthumous awards: Mitchell Tech awards posthumous degrees to deceased students who were currently enrolled at the time of death and who completed 50% of their program.