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How to Apply for Graduation

Students must apply to graduate. Associate degree candidates are encouraged to submit their application one quarter before they plan to graduate to resolve any deficiencies. Certificate and degree applications must be submitted by the published deadline (see deadline section below).

Prepare to apply

How to apply

  1. See application deadlines (below).
  2. Complete the appropriate Graduation Application.
  3. Get the necessary signatures.
  4. Submit your application to the Cashier's Office with the application fee. See cost below.
  5. Receive written notification of status a few weeks after the quarter end. See Awarded Diplomas and Certificates section below for more information.

Application Fee

Degrees:
$20.00 fee for the first degree (non-refundable)
$ 5.00 fee for each subsequent degree (non-refundable)
$ 5.00 fee for mailing diploma (optional)

Certificates:
$10 fee for the first certificate (non-refundable)
$5 fee for each additional certificate (non-refundable)
Note: These fees became effective July 1, 2011. Applications received after this date will be subject to these fees.  

Application Submission Deadlines

  • Summer Session 2014 - Aug. 4, 2014
  • Fall Quarter 2014 - Oct. 17, 2014
  • Winter Quarter 2015 - Jan. 30, 2015
  • Spring Quarter 2015 - Apr. 22, 2015

Graduation Application Processing

Find out when your application process will be complete and how to receive your diploma or certificate. See the Graduation Approval Process page.

Graduation Questions