Graduation Process

Graduation is not an automatic process. Students must apply. See the following timeline to learn about the process.

Learn about our high school and junior college graduation requirements, in our academic catalog.

Note: You must be in good financial and disciplinary standing with NMMI in order to receive your diploma.

Enroll and successfully complete the appropriate courses

Meet with your advisor to create a class schedule that will enable you to graduate at end of term. It is highly recommended that you visit the Registrar’s Office for a graduation audit.

Visit the Registrar's Office for a Graduation Audit

We will catch any scheduling issues that may prevent graduation. Doing this before the end of the add/drop registration period will allow you to add a class (or two) that you could be lacking.

Apply to Graduate

High school students will be notified when to apply.

College students should visit the Registrar’s Office to obtain the application.

Preferably, complete this step before the end of the add/drop registration period.

Add/Drop Period Ends
Mid-Term Exams/Grades

Mid-Term Grade Review by the Registrar's Office

The Registrar’s Office will review mid-term grades and notify students who are risk of not meeting degree requirements, based on mid-term grades.

You will receive a mid-term progress report with your grades. Seek help, if necessary. Assistance is readily available during NSH and morning tutoring.

Complete standardized test requirement

College Students: Complete the ETS Proficiency Profile assessment test (formerly ACT CAAP) during your final term.

High School Students: Complete the ACT (or SAT/TOEFL in some cases), at some point, prior to graduation.

Final Exams/Grades

Final Grades Review & Certification of Graduates

The Registrar’s Office will review final grades. Those who meet graduation requirements will be certified. Those who have applied for graduation and fall short will be notified.

Board of Regents Approval of Graduates

Those who meet graduation requirements and those who are eligible to graduate via credit transfer will be taken to the Board of Regents for approval.

Duty, Honor, Achievement


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