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Graduation Office

Graduation, Certificates and Transfer

Admissions & Records
Contact & Hours

Student Services Center
(SSC) 1st floor


Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


To Earn a Certificate or Graduate:

1. Meet with a counselor to complete a Pre-Graduation Review Form. 
During your appointment, the counselor will:

  • review your academic records and complete the Pre-Graduation Review Form to update your major, educational goal, and the term you will be completing the requirements.
  • submit the Pre-Graduation Check to Admissions & Records for processing. When the form is processed, you will be able to submit your Graduation Petition online from your student portal. You will receive an email notification to your LACCD student email account letting you know when the form has been processed and when you are able to submit your petition.

2. Submit a Petition to Graduate online from your student portal.
You will receive an email notification when your petition has been received.

Degrees and Certificates:

Associate of Art/Science (AA/AS)
Associate of Art/Science for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T)
Certificate of Achievement
Skills Certificate
Certificate of Completion

Deadline to Petition:

Fall 2019: November 15, 2019
Spring 2020: April 15, 2020

* Students who want their names to appear in the commencement program, must file an Online Graduation Petition no later than Friday, March 20, 2020. Students must meet with a counselor, and submit a Pre-Graduation Review Form to Admissions and Records before submitting the Online Graduation Petition. Petitions received without a Pre-Graduation Review Form will be denied. Graduation Petitions will continue to be accepted through, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Students, may participate in the commencement ceremony, regardless of whether their names appear in the program.  


All notifications about your petition will be emailed to your LACCD Student Email account. Please check it regularly.

Processing Time:

Petitions are evaluated at the end of the term. Please allow 3 months from the end of the semester for evaluations to be completed and certificates and degrees to be posted on your transcript.

Fall 2019: March 2020
Spring 2020: August 2020. This timeframe has been extended a month due to processing delays. 

Diploma and Certificates:

Diplomas and certificates will be mailed to the mailing address on file with the college.

Fall 2019: April 2020
Spring 2020: October 2020


The commencement ceremony takes place in June. For more information about the ceremony, check the Commencement Webpage