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Petition for Graduation

Steps to Petition for Your Degree

  • Prior to petition for graduation, all official transcripts (sealed by the issuing institution and unopened) must be on file in Admissions & Records or attached to the Petition for Graduation.
  • One quarter prior to your estimated graduation date, meet with a counselor to go over the degree requirements and to fill out the Petition for Graduation.
  • Schedule a counseling appointment.


Quarter Degree Awarded Term Transferring Deadline to Submit Petition Graduation Status Email Sent You Receive Your Diploma (Approximitely)
Summer   August 1 October November
Fall Transfer Degree Winter Quarter or Spring Semester of the same academic year. October 1
(May vary per CSU)
February March
Fall   December 1 February March
Winter   March 1 May June
Spring Transfer Degree Fall Quarter or Semester of the following academic year. March 1
(May vary per CSU)
September November
Spring   June 1 (Name appears in Commencement Program if you petition by May 14) September November

Petition for Graduation Form

Make an Appointment

Graduation Information

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Questions?We're Here to Help!

Counseling Center


Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302


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