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Graduation Information

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Students will graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, Associate of 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 as well as submit a $25 fee. 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 15.

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.

2017 Commencement Program

2016-2017 Graduation Dates
Canby - May 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Canby High School Gymnasium.
Granite Falls - May 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Yellow Medicine East High School Gymnasium.
Jackson - May 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center.
Pipestone -
May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pipestone High School Gymnasium.
Worthington - May 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Minnesota West Center for Health and Wellness. 

Watch the Worthington Commencement Ceremony live starting at 6:45 p.m.