The 2023 Spring Graduation Application

window is open January 17 - March 17, 2023.

We are accepting applications for graduation from Merced College for the spring 2023 term.  Students who are completing their degrees or certificates at the end of the spring 2023 term should apply.
DSPS Accommodations: If you are receiving accommodations from the Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) at Merced College, please contact the department at (209) 384-6155 or at dsps@mccd.edu to schedule your Graduation Application appointment with a DSPS Counselor.
How do I know if I should apply for graduation?
  • AA/AS Associate Degree requires satisfactory completion of 60 degree applicable units, a degree applicable GPA of 2.0 or better, meet the Reading, Writing or Math competency requirements, and completion of the 12 units Residency requirement at Merced College.
  • AAT/AST Transfer Degree requires satisfactory completion of 60 transferrable units, which includes the completion of either the CSU-GE or IGETC breadth requirement, a transferrable GPA of 2.0 or better, and completion of the 12 units Residency requirement at Merced College.
  • Certificate of Achievement requires satisfactory completion of required courses for the certificate, a degree applicable GPA of 2.0 or better and at least 12 units completed at Merced College.
  • Certificate of Proficiency requires satisfactory completion of required courses for the certificate and an overall GPA of 2.0 in these courses. This certificate has no 12 units in residency requirement.
If you are unsure if you should apply, please make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss your progress towards graduation at ecounselor@mccd.edu or 209-381-6478 (Merced) or 209-826-3495 (Los Banos).
How to apply for graduation?
Complete one GRADUATION APPLICATION for each degree or certificate you are applying for.  Normally, this is the program you have planned in your student education plan.
Need help getting logged in?  Access this How to Login to Laserfiche document.  Still having trouble, contact the Student Helpdesk at myhelp@mccd.edu for more assistance.
If you are unsure about which program to apply for, discuss this with your counselor. Email ecounselor@mccd.edu or call 209-381-6478 Merced or 209-826-3495 Los Banos for assistance.
After your graduation application counseling appointment, your counselor will complete the application and submit it for verification by Admissions.  You will receive notifications of the status of your application in your Merced College student email account from a Merced College Evaluator. These notifications will tell you if your application is approved, pending coursework, or if other documentation is required.  Be sure to check there periodically for that information.
Questions?
We are excited for you and all you have accomplished at Merced College. Please contact us with further questions.

Email: A&R-evaluations@mccd.edu
Email: ecounselor@mccd.edu 
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