How to Apply for Graduation

How to Apply for Graduation

There are 5 steps to apply for graduation from a degree or certificate program.
Complete them as early as possible.


STEP 1:  Obtain Official Transcripts

Ensure all credits received from outside of MCCCD are sent to Phoenix College. Transcripts can be sent to us by mail or electronically.  You don't need to have other Maricopa Community College transcripts sent to PC.

Phoenix College Admissions, Records, and Registration
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

STEP 2:  See Your Advisor

To ensure that you meet all degree requirements, it is strongly encouraged that students schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator for a review of your check sheet. This will eliminate any chances of your application being denied for missing requirements.

STEP 3:  Submit Your Application

Applications can be downloaded in the links below. Submission can be done via e-mail to or by mail. You can mail in your application to the following address:

Phoenix College Admissions, Records, and Registration
Attn: Graduation
1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013


  • Download the appropriate application form(s):
    Degree Application
    Certificate Application
    These documents are fillable PDF files; you can complete them using the Free Adobe Reader if you don't have Adobe Acrobat.
  • Complete a separate application for each degree/certificate you're expecting to receive.
  • Attach a completed check sheet or degree progress report for each degree/certificate. You can also find check sheets and more information on the MCCCD Curriculum website.

STEP 4:  Pay Fees

There is no charge to apply for graduation or to receive your diploma in the mail, without attending the commencement ceremony.

  • $5 hardcover, to store/display your certificate or diploma
  • $5 reorder a reprint of a certificate or diploma

Want to make a payment, or order a duplicate document, online?  Email:

OUTSTANDING BALANCES  Please ensure you have no outstanding balances, fees, or traffic fines before applying to graduate. All debts within the Maricopa Colleges must be cleared before a degree/certificate can be awarded.

STEP 5:  Register to Walk in the 2024 Commencement Ceremony

  • Apply to participate in the commencement ceremony
  • Invite family and friends to celebrate your accomplishment.  For 2024, no tickets are required; invite as many guests as you please.
  • Review the Cap & Gown page, which discusses the regalia you'll need to wear to the event.  

After registering, you'll receive important emails from the Commencement Committee about the ceremony.  There is no charge to walk in the commencement ceremony.