Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center, Corner of Broadway and 65th Street


Graduation Checklist


  • Step 1: Apply for Graduation by Completing the Application for Graduation

    • If you are planning to graduate this year, the application priority date is Monday, November 16, 2015.

      There are two ways to apply for graduation:

        1)  You must submit a Graduation Application form and pay the $100 graduation fee at the time of application. Graduation applications should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the appropriate graduation deadline date.

        2)  You can apply for graduation by clicking on Application for Graduation in WebAdvisor.   Follow the prompts as they appear on the screen and click “Submit”.

      • Confirm your name, and enter any pronunciation or spelling notes in the Name Comment box. 
      • Enter the mailing address for your diploma. (To submit a change of address other than your diploma address, please use the Address Change button on your Web Advisor account.) 
      • Select and confirm your billing options for the graduation fee. 
      • Pay the required processing fee. 

      After submitting your Graduation Application, you will receive an email acknowledgement from the Office of the Registrar that your application was received. All correspondence and subsequent notices on the status of your application will be sent to your MMC e-mail address.

  • Step 2: Receive Graduation Audit Email and Check Outstanding Course Requirements

    You  are expected to follow your degree program as outlined in the catalog in effect at the time of initial program declaration.  Once the Office of the Registrar receives your graduation application, a graduation evaluation will be done within a certain timeframe. The graduation evaluation is the official graduation degree audit.   A degree audit is an analysis of degree requirements for a particular degree, major, minor, and/or concentration. The degree audit matches a student’s academic history, and in-progress courses against the requirements for a program.  This audit supersedes other offices or staff who assisted in mapping the student’s degree program.

    All bachelor degrees must meet the basic graduation requirements in their catalog year.  In addition to your academic program requirements, there are degree requirements that need to be fulfilled.  You should review the degree program pages of your catalog and the degree requirements for graduation.  It is strongly recommended that you meet with your faculty or academic advisor to review your Program Evaluation before applying for degree conferral.  There may be outstanding documents that need to be addressed (i.e. course substitutions, AP credit, transfer credit, etc) in order for you to graduate on time.

    You will be notified if you are cleared for degree conferral.   Students who have outstanding requirements are considered ineligible for graduation and will be deferred to the next degree conferral date in that academic year. If the requirements have not been completed after a semester, the student will need to re-apply for graduation and may need to file a re-admit application.

  • Step 3: Order Graduation Attire (late fall/early spring semester)

    If you plan to participate in this May’s Commencement ceremony, you must order your cap and gown ONLINE!


    Please go to by Monday, March 28, 2016 to place your order.


    Please note that you will be picking up your attire at our annual Pack Pickup days on Monday April 25 and Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  Also, there is no cost to you for your graduation attire and it will be yours to keep.  


    If you have any difficulty ordering your attire, please email


  • Step 4: Exit Counseling for Students with Federal Stafford Loans (during term when taking last course[s])

    • If you have any Stafford loans, you must complete online exit counseling. This should be done while taking your final set of classes, typically spring semester if you have a June graduation date (your degree date is indicated in your graduation audit email).
    • The Center for Student Services will email you instructions on how to complete your exit counseling for student loans during your final term.
    • The Center for Student Services will place a hold on your account if your exit counseling is not complete. The hold will prevent you from picking up your graduation tickets and attire.
  • Step 5: Clear all holds on your account by April 20th

    • If you have a hold on your account, you will not be allowed to pick up your graduation packet (which includes graduation attire and tickets) until all holds have been cleared.
    • You also will not receive your diploma until your holds have been cleared.
  • Step 6: Pick up your Graduation Packet

    • During Graduation Packet Pick-up, students will inform the College of their plans to participate in Commencement, receive graduation tickets, receive pre-ordered academic attire, fill out senior surveys, update post-graduation contact information, and receive other important graduation-related information.
    • If you plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must attend packet pick-up in person.
    • September 2015 graduates who wish to participate in the May 2016 Commencement ceremony must have also completed the Request to Participate in May Graduation form and should read carefully through the Graduation Participation Requirements.
  • Step 7: Successfully complete your final coursework

    Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits (including all MMC requirements).

  • Step 8: Attend Graduation on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at David Geffen Hall

    Marymount Manhattan College Class of 2016

    Commencement Ceremony

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    4:00 pm

    David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall)


    We can’t wait!


  • Step 9: Wait Approximately 60 Days for your Diploma Sent to Your Permanent Address

    The Registrar’s Office will mail the degree recipient’s diploma when the degree requirements have been certified by the appropriate department.  The diploma will be mailed within 6 to 8 weeks after the degree conferral date. In addition to the student’s diploma, the degree recipient will receive an unofficial final transcript from MMC.  If the student has any outstanding obligations, the diploma and transcript will be withheld from the student until all obligations have been satisfied.

      *Name on Diploma

    MMC issues diplomas under the student’s legal name or the name as it appears on the student’s academic record. Nicknames or variations from the student’s legal name will not be published on the diploma. Students requesting a different name on the diploma will be required to submit an Official Change of Name form. Students must provide proof by attaching a copy of the marriage license, divorce decree, court papers, copy of certificate of naturalization, or similar documents.

    In the event a diploma is lost or damaged, the student may request a duplicate diploma by completing the form. If the diploma was damaged, the student must return the damaged diploma, accompanied by Re-Issue Diploma form requesting that a replacement be issued. The student can mail the form along with payment to:

    Center for Student Services  
    Marymount Manhattan College  
    221 E. 71 St.  
    New York, NY 10021