Graduation eligibility is determined by the Office of Student Records. Official notification of pending graduation is sent from our office to the student email account during the last semester of credential completion.

Graduation Requirements

The following requirements apply to programs. Some divisions may have additional requirements.

  • Students in associate degree programs are required to make satisfactory scores on the reading placement test or successfully complete reading requirements.
  • Students may graduate under the catalog upon which they enter or any subsequent catalog in effect while they remain in continuous enrollment. If a student changes from one program to another, he/she must graduate under the catalog in effect at the time of the change or any subsequent catalog while he/she remains in continuous enrollment. Continuous enrollment excludes summer semester.
  • Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and must receive a passing grade in all required courses to be eligible for graduation.
  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a degree, diploma, or certificate must be earned at Mitchell.
  • To be eligible for graduation, the student must fulfill all financial obligations to Mitchell.

Graduation Honors

Students with at least 50% of their curriculum requirements completed at Mitchell are eligible for honors at graduation.

High Honors–Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or greater.
Honors – Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to 3.74

Certificate programs do not qualify for honors.

Graduation Marshals

Freshmen enrolled in a program of study and who have the highest grade point averages and have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours credit are selected marshals.

Curriculum Graduation 2023 Information!

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Location: Mooresville Performing Arts Center, 160 S. Magnolia St., Mooresville, NC 28115

Ceremony #1 10 a.m. – Graduates will need to arrive at 9 a.m.

Ceremony #2 2 p.m. – Graduates will need to arrive at 1 p.m.

Please bookmark this page and keep checking back for ceremony details as they are arranged.

Caps and Gowns are available for purchase beginning February 13, 2023. Click here for more information. 

Register for the graduation ceremony you prefer at this link. You will need to inform your guests as to which ceremony you will be walking in, after you have registered. 150 graduates can register for each ceremony. Register early to secure your preferred time slot.

Both ceremonies will be live streamed for your family and friends who cannot attend in-person. 

Register with GradImages before graduation day and receive 20% off on your graduation ceremony photos. 

Mitchell Community College – Spring – 5/13/2023 10:00 AM

Mitchell Community College – Spring 2 – 5/13/2023 2:00 PM

Graduation Eligibility Notification

Students who are eligible to complete a certificate, diploma, or degree at the end of a semester will be notified of their graduation eligibility via their student email account. If you believe you qualify for completing a credential and you have not been notified by the semester cutoff {see current date below}, please see your academic advisor. Summer graduates need to visit the Summer Graduates website (opens in new window) for specific directions.

Fall 2022

Notification emails will be sent to students on or before November 21, 2022. If you do not receive a notification for a credential you believe you should receive for Fall 2021, please contact your academic advisor.

Spring 2023

Notification emails will be sent to students on or before April 3, 2023. If you do not receive a notification for a credential you believe you should receive for Spring 2022, please contact your academic advisor. 

Summer 2023

You must register for your courses by April 14, 2023 if you wish to participate in the May 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Check the Summer Graduates website (opens in new window) for more information.

Non-passing Grades

If you receive a non-passing grade in a course that is required for your program completion, you will not be graduated at the end of the term. If your instructor contacts our office to have the grade changed, you will need to notify us of your pending graduation. Send an email to to let us know that your program is now complete because of a change of grade.