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Graduation Information

You should apply for graduation once you have enrolled in the final courses you need for your degree or certificate.

File an application for graduation with the college from which you plan to graduate. Even if you have finished your official degree plan, filling out the application for graduation is the only way to ensure you receive your certificate or diploma.

This form informs the college when you will be completing your degree or certificate, and how you would like your name to appear on your diploma or certificate of completion.

If you have met all TSI requirements, degree/certificate and graduation requirements (including up-to-date copies of transcripts from all colleges attended outside the DCCCD), you will be awarded your degree or certificate of completion at the end of the appropriate term.

You must complete 25% of the total credit hours within your degree or certificate at the college awarding the degree or certificate.

For more detailed information about degree and certificate requirements for graduation, see the catalog.


Application for Diploma/Certificate

To receive a diploma or certificate, you are encouraged to complete an Application for Diploma/Certificate online. You should apply for graduation one semester before you complete all your required courses. Check with the Admissions/Registrars Office for the deadline for applying.

Questions? Please visit the Admissions/Registrar’s Office windows or call 214-860-8600.

NOTE: Each college may graduate current and former students who have met graduation requirements with or without student’s permission.


Commencement Ceremony

Location: 

The Theatre at Grand Prairie,
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Date/Time:

May 16, 2019 at 7 p.m.


NOTE: RSVP required by May 10, 2019 to participate in graduation.  We cannot guarantee guest tickets will be available, nor can we guarantee the student's name will be included in the official graduation program.  Email mvc-degreeaudit@dcccd.edu for ticket information. 

Mountain View College holds an annual commencement ceremony at the end of the spring semester to recognize the previous fall’s graduates and spring and summer potential graduates. Students are eligible to participate in the ceremony if no more than (9) nine credit hours remain at the end of the spring semester. Commencement is ceremonial only and does not confer the right of a degree upon a student. If you are scheduled to take a final exam on the night of the commencement ceremony, we suggest you speak to your instructor to arrange to take the exam at an earlier date or time.

Detailed information regarding the location of the ceremony will be available via our website. In
addition, information regarding the ceremony will be sent to students who have submitted an
Application for a Diploma/Certificate along with an RSVP to be returned to the
Admissions/Registrar’s Office indicated whether or not you plan to attend. An RSVP is also required by the deadline to receive an allotted amount of guest tickets for the ceremony. Diplomas/certificates are not distributed at the ceremony. They will be mailed to students to the address on the application (5) five to (7) seven weeks after the end of the semester when all requirements have been met.

Do not bring personal items (purses, cosmetic bags, cell phones, etc.) with you to graduation that cannot fit in a single pocket underneath the gown. There is no place in the facility to secure your belongings. Students should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. to line up and prepare for the procession. Tickets are required for all guests and are limited to students who RSVP to attend commencement in a timely manner. A professional photographer will take individual photos of each graduate crossing the stage and photo packages will be available for purchase.