New Mexico Junior College


Graduation - Virtual Commencement

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Virtual Graduation

See the 2020 Virtual Graduation Commencement Ceremony

See the 2020 Commencement Program here.   Download the program here.


We’re so proud of our graduating students, we've decided to produce a virtual commencement ceremony, celebrating the NMJC Class of 2020. What this means:

  • Friday, May 8, 2020, we will stream a video that features our graduating students, that you and your family can view online.  The video will be available via the NMJC website and Facebook Live.
  • During the virtual ceremony, your name will be announced as your photo and degree are displayed (below is an email to submit  your photo).
  • NMJC President Kelvin Sharp will announce the Conferral of Academic Degrees.
  • Your diploma, along with a Commencement program, and a gift from NMJC, will be mailed to you.
  • The program will be available on the NMJC website for family and friends to save.

2020 graduating students may walk the stage next year at the 2021 graduation ceremony.

Steps to participate in the 2020 Virtual Commencement

  • Apply for graduation here
    DEADLINE - April 24th
      (Conferral of Degrees and Diplomas may be delayed if the application is submitted after this date.)  If you have already applied for graduation last fall or earlier this spring, you do not need to apply again. If you applied, you should have received a response email in your NMJC email.
  • Send a selfie or photo of yourself to: by April 24.
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor (if you have not done so), to be sure your credits are in good standing. Appointments are available here.


General Graduation Requirements

Candidates for any associate degree offered by NMJC must meet the following minimum degree requirements:

  • A minimum of 60 acceptable semester hours must be earned.
  • A minimum of 15 semester hours must be earned at NMJC. The remainder may be acceptable transfer credits.
  • The students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
  • Transitional and / or developmental courses do not fulfill any of the above requirements.
  • Students will not be permitted to graduate if they have unresolved incomplete (I) grades on their academic record.


Graduation Under a Particular Catalog

All degree requirements must be met according to a single NMJC catalog. Normally this will be the catalog in effect when the student first enrolls in the college and remains continuously enrolled until he/she meets the degree requirements. If a student does not attend for two semesters, he/she will have to begin under the current catalog in effect. The catalog is published each summer, and its provisions apply during the following academic year, beginning with the fall semester and extending through the next summer semester. A student who registers for the first time during a summer session is subject to the degree requirements set forth in the catalog effect for the fall semester immediately following the initial enrollment.

Graduation / Degree Posting

All students planning to receive a certificate or degree should complete the Intent to Graduate form, which is available in the Registrar’s Office and online. Degrees and certificates are posted to transcripts only after the student has completed all requirements needed for such a degree or certificate. Transcript postings are made at the end of the spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Graduation with Honors

Graduation with Honors will be calculated by NMJC using the following criteria:

  • The GPA will be determined by using only NMJC courses.
  • Students must have completed 30 credit hours of non-developmental courses at NMJC;
    • The NMJC cumulative GPA must total 3.5 or higher;
    • For the commencement program, the calculation will be made only on those courses that have been completed through the end of the fall semester prior to spring graduation; and
    • For posting to the transcript, the cumulative grade point average to determine honors will be calculated at the end of the semester in which students complete degree requirements.

 A graduation application must be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Students are allowed to apply if they are lacking 1-12 credit hours and intend to complete these credits before the next spring semester.  If a student does not complete the degree requirements in the allotted time, a new Intent to Graduate Form must be completed. If an excessive amount of time lapses before the student completes the degree requirements, the degree plan may no longer be valid.