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

f o r

FALL 2010

 

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, Kay Crecelius and Vice President Gil Kennon join me in requesting that you attend a Graduation Seminar (see the schedule below). 

 

At these sessions we will discuss the graduation process, commencement, transcript request, exit interviews for Financial Aid recipients and Career and Technical Graduates, and the Exit Exams.  If you are unable to attend one of the seminars, you may pick up a seminar information packet and video of the seminar in the Student Services office. You may also view the seminar online at www.MineralArea.edu after the last seminar.

 

All degree seeking graduates are required to take the Exit ExamIf you have previously taken the MAPP test you must contact the Assessment Office and complete an Exit Exam Waiver Form.  If you scored at or above the National Average on one or both parts of the exit exam you will be excused from re-testing.  If you fail to notify us you will be required to take the current Exit test.  The schedule for testing is listed below.  All tests will be given in ROOM AS101.  More information regarding this test will be given at the Graduation Seminars.

 

You should sign up for your choice of Seminar date in Student Services or by email (ncrader@MineralArea.edu) as soon as possible.  You may sign up for the MAPP test when you attend the Grad Seminar, or you may sign up in Student Services after you have attended a seminar or after you have viewed the seminar video.

 

EXIT EXAM DATES:

FALL’10

DAY

9 A.M.

1 P.M.

4:00 P.M.

11/8/10

MONDAY

YES

YES

NO

11/9/10

TUESDAY

YES

YES

YES

11/15/10

MONDAY

YES

YES

NO

11/16/10

TUESDAY

YES

YES

NO

11/22/10

MONDAY

YES

YES

YES

11/23/10

TUESDAY

YES

YES

NO

Perryville Outreach Center MAPP Exit Exam schedule:
Wednesday, November 10 & 11 @ 8:30 am.
Please contact Sally Werner @ 573-547-4143 to reserve your seat.

 

See you at the seminar.

 

Michael Easter, Director of Assessment/Counselor

Exit Exam Schedule

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 MAPP as an 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 cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 or better.
  • Resolve all financial obligations to the college and return all library and college materials.

Call the Registrar’s Office at 573-518-2130 if you have questions about graduation or e-mail nhill@mineralarea.edu or lhuffman@mineralarea.edu.

Commencement Ceremony

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. 

The Intent to Participate Forms will be handed out at the Graduation Seminars.  If you are unable to attend one of the graduation seminars and want to attend Commencement, simply follow the directions on the Intent to Participate Form below. 

Be proud of your accomplishements!!

Commencement Information and Dates

Intent to Participate Form

To fill out the form and send electronically, go to tools, and choose add or edit text box.  That will bring up the typewriter tool and allow you to fill out the form.  Once you have entered all of your information, save file then send as attachment to Commencement@mineralarea.edu

Instructions to Graduates

Questions about Commencement?  Email Commencement@mineralarea.edu. 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 jeanmer@mineralarea.edu.

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.