Registration & Records

Graduation Information


Students will graduate with an Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma, or Certificate upon the successful completion of all program/major requirements.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.  Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing requires a 2.0 per course for satisfactory completion.


To be eligible for a degree, diploma, or certificate, a transfer student must earn at least 30% of the major graduation requirements from Minnesota West Community & Technical College.


Graduation with Honors
A student will be graduated "with honors" if the cumulative grade point average is between 3.5 and 3.74, and "with high honors" if the cumulative grade point average is 3.75 or greater.


Apply for Graduation

Each graduating student must complete an Application for Graduation form for Student Services during the semester preceding graduation. There is a $25 fee for graduation. The application should be returned to your local campus registration office at least one month prior to your expected graduation date.


If students are eligible and plan to use Financial Aid to pay the $25 fee, they should submit completed applications before the noted dates.    

Fall semester - August 30
Spring semester - December 30
Summer session - May 30


Campuses hold ceremonies each spring. To ensure names are printed in the programs and recipients have information to plan accordingly, the deadline to participate is April 30.


Campus Graduation Ceremonies

Each Minnesota West campus will host a graduation ceremony at the end of the spring semester to recognize all students who have completed the degree, diploma, or certificate requirements during the academic year.


2014-2015 Graduation Dates

Canby - May 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Granite Falls - May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Jackson - May 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Pipestone -
May 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Worthington - May 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.