Graduation/Commencement

To earn an Associate Degree and to participate in the current year’s commencement ceremony, students must apply for graduation by the deadline posted in the current class schedule. Applications for graduation are available online or in the Admissions and Records Office, and at the Counseling Center.

If a student has taken courses at other colleges, official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office by the graduation application deadline.

A maximum of 9 upper division units can be counted as elective units. Units will not be counted toward the major or general education. Grades from upper division courses will not be used when calculating the GPA.

Commencement exercises are held each year at the end of the Spring term. Detailed information about the ceremony will be sent to all graduation candidates in early May by Student Activities. Diplomas are mailed approximately three months after graduation.