Mountwest Community & Technical College Graduation

Congratulations for reaching this incredible milestone! We are so proud of each and every one of our graduates. You will always be a part of the Mountwest family, even after graduation. Now, let’s help you cross the stage!

May 2024 Ceremony

The May 2024 Graduation Ceremony will take place May 3rd, 2024 at Christ Temple Church. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm.

Applying for Graduation

To apply for graduation, students must:

  1. Pay the Graduation Fee if applying for a degree program. Certificate and skill set programs do not require the graduation fee. You may pay in-person at the Cashier’s Office (Room 101) by cash, check or money order. Debit/credit card payments are accepted online by logging into myMCTC. (Please note “Graduation Fee” in the memo field.) Payments may also be mailed to:  Office of Business Services | ATTN:  Cashier’s Office: Mountwest Community & Technical College | PO Box 1539 | Huntington, WV 25716-1539
  2. Complete the Graduation Application & Exit Interview
  3. Submit a copy of the fee receipt with your Graduation Application
  4.  Purchase your cap and gown through the MCTC Bookstore!

Cap & Gown

Cap and gown pickups are available for purchase through the MCTC Bookstore You can reach them by phone at:  304-710-3500

Commencement / Graduation Dates

Mountwest observes one formal Commencement Exercise with three graduation dates during an academic year. The official graduation dates are:

  • Last day of final examinations for the fall semester
  • Day of Commencement for the spring semester
  • Last day of the summer term

Students will not be graduated on any dates other than those noted above. Students who are graduated at the end of the summer term or at the end of the fall term of an academic year are invited and highly encouraged to participate in the Spring Commencement Exercises. A graduation commencement ceremony is held in May for students completing their programs during the academic year. Each year, as the date of graduation commencement ceremony approaches, the College notifies students via their MCTC email account of details related to the ceremony.

Degrees/diplomas/certificates are conferred by the college president to the graduates of Mountwest Community & Technical College under the authority of the Institutional Board of Governors and the Community & Technical College System of West Virginia.  Diplomas are ready four to six weeks after the graduation date.  Diplomas are for display purposes and are rarely accepted by employers as proof of credential.  Official transcripts and degree verifications are issued through the National Student Clearinghouse as MCTC’s approved method of providing proof of credentials.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to graduate from Mountwest, students must apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester, or term, in which they intend to complete graduation requirements, which include the following:

  • Earn a minimum of 60 credit hours, excluding developmental hours, for degree programs
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours, excluding developmental hours, for certificate programs
  • Have a Mountwest GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Have earned a C or better in ENL 111 or equivalent
  • Have a minimum of the last 15 college-level credit hours earned at Mountwest except for degrees in Board of Governors, Technical Studies or Occupational Development, which only requires 3 hours at MCTC and at least 12 hours at a regionally accredited institution
  • Complete any program specific additional requirements

The due dates for each graduation are listed on the Academic Calendar.


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