You may obtain a
Degree Application via the Internet (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
Students who plan to receive a two-year degree or a one-year certificate must file
a Petition for Graduation with the graduation evaluator. A nonrefundable
fee is payable at the Cashier's Office. A Petition for Graduation will not be
processed without the fee validation. For more information on our fee rates
please visit our Student Fees
Students should apply for a degree when they have completed 50% of the degree requirements.
Filing a Petition for Graduation provides the student with the opportunity to review
and check his or her degree or certificate requirements. It allows the student an
opportunity to plan or change his or her course schedule to ensure completion of
all requirements. It also ensures that all degrees/certificates earned will be correctly
posted to the student's transcript.
Degrees/certificates will not be awarded if the student has not fulfilled all financial
obligations to the college.
Check your program career guide for a requirements checklist.
A student is eligible to graduate either (1) by completing the degree requirements in effect at the
time of initial enrollment within four academic calendar years, or (2) by completing the requirements
in effect at the beginning of the last continuous (summer quarter excepted) enrollment or (3) by
completing the most recent requirements in effect during the quarter of graduation.
A candidate for a degree may include courses newly approved to meet degree requirements even though
the course approval comes after the credit has been earned.
In instances where changes in professional degrees and certificates make the above guidelines
inappropriate, the respective division administrator, working with the individual student, shall
determine which degree requirements to follow.