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Graduation Information



G R A D U A T I O N   I N F O R M A T I O N

for Fall 2018


Dear Graduate:

With the filing of your application for graduation, you have taken another step towards the completion of the process.  Deans Jean Merrill-Doss, Diana Stuart and Roger McMillian request that you attend a Graduation Seminar (see the schedule below). 

At these sessions we will discuss the graduation process, commencement, transcripts request, exit interviews for Financial Aid recipients and Career and Technical Graduates, and the exit exam. 

All degree seeking graduates are required to take the Exit Exam. Only the Dean of your Division (Arts & Science or Career and Technical) can waive this requirement.  If you previously have taken the PPE Exit Exam and scored at or above the National Average (438 or higher on the multiple choice test or a 3 or higher on the essay test) on one or both parts of the exit exam, or scored a 4 on all parts of the Workkeys Exit Exam, you may be excused from re-testing.  To do so you must submit an Exit Exam Waiver Form (available on My MAC Test page or in the Assessment Office); if you fail to complete and submit this form you will be required to retake the current exit exam.  The schedule for testing is listed below.  All tests will be given in room AS115.  More information regarding this test will be given at the Graduation Seminars; sample test items are available on the My MAC Test page or by clicking the links below. You should sign up for your choice of seminar dates in Student Services or by contacting Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202.  After you have attended the Graduation Seminar or viewed the seminar online (available after the final in-person seminar), you may register for the exit exam.  You may do this at the seminar, in the Student Services Office or by clicking on schedule your exit exam. (available after the final in-person seminar)

Career and Technical degree candidates are required to complete the graduation Interview Survey in the Career Services Office AS 117 or electronically under quick links on the MyMAC home page.



Arts & Science PPE Exit Exam Sample Questions

Career & Tech WorkKeys Exit Exam Applied Math Sample Questions

Career & Tech WorkKeys Exit Exam Workplace Docs Sample Questions

Career & Tech WorkKeys Exit Exam Graphic Literacy Sample Questions

Exit Exam Test Waiver Form


(All take place in Rice Lecture Hall A, A&S building)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5:30 p.m.


(All take place in Room 115, A&S building)
10/31/2018 WED A&S A&S --
11/1/2018 THUR C&T -- C&T
11/5/2018 MON C&T C&T --
11/6/2018 TUES A&S A&S --
11/14/2018 WED C&T -- --
11/15/2018 THUR A&S --




Perryville Higher Ed., Exit Exam schedule:

A&S - Monday 10/29/18 @ 8:30 am

C&T - Monday 11/5/18 @ 8:30 am

Please contact Mary Bauwens at 573-547-4143 to reserve your seat.



Diploma and Certificate Application Process

To be eligible for graduation from Mineral Area College, a student must adhere to the following:

  • File an Application for Graduation with the Registrar’s Office during the first two weeks of the fall or spring semester or during the first week of the 8-week summer term. Mineral Area College does not automatically confer certificates or degrees upon completion of curriculum requirements. Meeting graduation requirements is the student’s responsibility. Students are encouraged to be familiar with the catalog and program requirements and to work with their academic advisor in selecting courses.
  • Submit a one-time, non-refundable processing fee which is due at the time of application.
  • Complete the exit examination. The results are used to measure graduates’ progress and the effectiveness of Mineral Area College’s curriculum.
  • Meet all requirements of the degree/certificate program as outlined in the college catalog, with the last 15 semester hours earned at MAC.
  • Earn a minimum institutional and cumulative GPA of 2.0; 2.75 minimum for AAT students.
  • Resolve all financial obligations to the college and return all library and college materials.

Call the Registrar’s Office at 573-518-2119 if you have questions about graduation or e-mail


Commencement Ceremony

Be proud of your accomplishments!!

The Mineral Area College Commencement ceremony is held annually in May for students completing an AA, AAT, AGS, AAS and AS degrees. At the ceremony, faculty, staff, family and friends come together to recognize and honor academic achievements. 

Students who graduate in the previous Summer, Fall, and current Spring semesters are eligible to participate in the ceremony.  There is no additional fee to participate in the May Ceremony.

When you fill out your Graduation Application, you can indicate Yes or No if you want to walk at the Commencement Ceremony in May.  The form will ask for your measurements so that we can order your cap and gown. 

If you indicate yes and then decide not to walk, please email

Commencement Information and Dates

Questions about Commencement?  Email or call Lisa Johnson, Commencement Coordinator at 573-518-2100.


Issuance of Diplomas

Participation in the graduation ceremony is allowed prior to verification of completion of final courses. Diploma and certificate covers are distributed at the May graduation ceremony. The actual degree or certificate is posted to the official transcript and the certificate or diploma is released after final degree audits have been completed and all degree requirements have been verified by the Registrar. Diplomas and certificates will be mailed to the address indicated on the Application for Graduation.

Diplomas and certificates for August graduates will be mailed by the appropriate dean’s office after the summer term. Diplomas and certificates for December graduates are mailed after the fall semester.

Graduation Rate

In compliance with the Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1991, the college’s graduation rate is available from Student Services and is printed annually in the Student Handbook. For information about the Graduation Rate contact Dean Jean Merrill-Doss at 573-518-2154 or e-mail

Degree and Certificate Time Limits

Students planning to earn a Mineral Area College certificate or degree need to meet requirements of the catalog in effect when first enrolled or of any subsequent catalog. Students who discontinue enrollment in two consecutive semesters, summer excluded, will be required to follow the catalog in effect upon their return to Mineral Area College.