In order to be considered for a degree, an application is required. As students approach their final quarter, they must submit the
Application for Graduation by the deadlines to the Registrar’s Office. Once the degree audit has been conducted, students will be notified only if there is a problem via student’s email.
If the student has been denied for the requested graduation, he/she must file a new graduation application.
Download Application for Graduation**(Instruction)
Download Application for Graduation
Download Graduation Checklist
Download Regalia Rental Form
Degrees are conferred four times a year:
- March (Finishing in Winter quarter of the prior year)
- June (Finishing in Spring quarter of the same year)
- September (Finishing in Summer quarter of the same year)
- December (Finishing in Fall quarter of the same year)
‘Graduation’ of ‘Conferral of Degree’ are synonymous. They refer to the date that the degree is awarded. ‘Commencement’ is the ceremony which is held once a year in late June.
Attendance at commencement is not a guarantee of degree conferral. For information about commencement please check with Registrar
The diplomas for students are available approximately 4~6 weeks after the degree conferral date. Once ready for pick up, we will send you a letter to your address of record, instructing you on proper procedures for picking up your diploma.
You may request to have your diploma mailed only if you reside outside Southern California. Graduates who wish to change their address can fill out Address Chang Form. To have the diploma mailed to you, follow the instructions stated on the Request for
Diploma to be Mailed Form. The letter must contain your name, date of birth, social security or ID number, a copy of your photo ID, and the complete mailing address to where you would like your diploma mailed.
Download Student Information Update Form
Download Diploma to be Mailed Form
Cancellation of Graduation:
Students who file for graduation during their final quarter are not allowed to enroll in any courses for the quarter after graduation. If students wish to take courses in the subsequent quarter or wish to cancel their graduation application,
they must come to the Registrar’s Office to do so in person. At this point the students’ record will be reactivated allowing registration for the subsequent quarter (only if degree has not been awarded).
Once the graduation application has been cancelled students must reapply for the graduation.