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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.  As of Winter, 2017, Associate Degree applications have been consolidated into one application.  If you have completed and submitted a Graduation Application for an Associate Degree for Winter Quarter, 2017,  you will not need to resubmit your application.  Bachelor Degree Applications and Certificate Applications are different and can be found below as well. 
  3. Get the necessary signatures.
  4. Please update your personal email by going to the "Change Your Address" tab on OASIS.
  5. Submit your application to the Cashier's Office with the application fee. See cost below.
  6. Receive written notification of status a few weeks after the quarter end. See Awarded Diplomas and Certificates section below for more information.

Application Fee

$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)

$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

  • Spring Quarter 2017 - Apr 19, 2017
  • Summer Session 2017 - Aug 3, 2017
  • Fall Quarter 2017 - Oct 20, 2017
  • Winter Quarter 2018 - Jan 29, 2018
  • Spring Quarter 2018 - Apr 18, 2018

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