Graduation is not automatic upon completion of requirements.  Students who expect to receive an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement are encouraged to apply for graduation at least one year in advance of anticipated graduation. 

Make sure to be aware of the deadline dates for applying to graduate, these deadlines can be found in the Academic Calendar and on the SDCCD Evaluations website.

When to Apply for Graduation

Associates Degree

Students are encouraged to apply for graduation for an Associate Degree up to a year prior to expected graduation date.

Certificate of Achievement

Students working toward a Certificate of Achievement should apply for graduation prior to the beginning of the semester in which they plan to complete the requirements of their certificate program.

Applying for Graduation

The application for graduation is an online form, which is completed through your mySDCCD portal.  Need help?  Counselors are available to help you understand the application process.  Contact your campus Counseling Department for assistance.