Students must petition to graduate early in the semester they are completing their degree or certificate. If you are you graduating this semester, check off each step to ensure a smooth completion.

Petition to Graduate

Students are eligible to graduate when they've completed all their degree or certificate program requirements as outlined in the college's catalog. Students must petition for graduation early in the semester in which they intend to complete their degree.

Deadlines are:

  • Sept. 15 for fall
  • Feb. 1 for spring
  • June 1 for summer

Access the online petition form here

Check Your Email

Look for an email from Records indicating your confirmation of completion or actions you still need to take to graduate.

Register for Graduation

Register in March for the graduation ceremony, which is held every May.

Unsure if you are or should be graduating?

See an academic advisor in S201 prior to the petition deadline.

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Graduation Ceremony

Moraine Valley's graduation ceremony is held once a year at the end of spring semester for graduates from the previous summer and fall semesters and current spring graduates. It typically takes place on the third Friday of May. A graduation invitation is mailed in mid-March to all students who have petitioned to graduate. If you do not receive a letter but believe you should have or have any other questions about graduation, email Jessica Crotty.