When should I submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Registrar’s Office?

Students should submit an Intent to Graduate form once they have registered for the final courses to complete their degree or certificate requirements.  Once your application has been received and your file is reviewed, you will be contacted via email by the Registrar’s Office regarding your graduation status.  Be sure to check your Qmail student email account often. The deadline to file an Intent to Graduate form to be included in the May Commencement Ceremony is Friday April 23rd.


Will Cap and Gowns be made available to graduates?

All August 2020, December 2020, and May 2021 graduates have received an email to their Qmail account with a link to order their caps, gowns and tassels at no additional cost. The deadline to order regalia is April 19, 2021. We are working on offering professional photography services on campus in early May, therefore we recommend graduates order their regalia by April 5, 2021 to have them in time. If you have not yet received the email please send an contact us at Commencement21@qcc.mass.edu


If I’m completing my program requirements in the Summer 2021 sessions can I participate in the May 2021 commencement ceremony?


Student’s completing their program requirement in the Summer sessions are considered August graduates. Unfortunately, potential August 2021 graduates will not be eligible to participate in this year’s virtual ceremony. August 2021 graduates will be invited to participate in the May 2022 commencement ceremony.


What GPA do I need to graduate with honors?

Highest Honors requires a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher, High Honors requires a GPA of 3.3 to 3.59 and Honors requires 3.0 to 3.29.  Please note that honor cords will not be distributed to qualifying individuals for the commencement ceremony, however the honors designation will be reflected in the commencement program and on your academic transcript.


My diploma or certificate has become lost or damaged.  How can I request a replacement?

Replacement diplomas and certificates can be requested by submitting a Replacement Degree or Certificate form to the Registrar’s Office along with a $25 replacement fee.