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Graduation Office

Graduation, Diplomas, Certificates and Transfer

Admissions & Records
Contact & Hours

We are currently providing virtual and in person services!

Hours of operations:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 1:00 PM

(818) 938-8418

How to Apply for Graduation:

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor to complete their Petition to Graduate (ADT, AA/AS, Certificate, and/or IGETC/CSU-GE Certification).

If you are unable to schedule an appointment with a counselor to complete your Petition to Graduate, you may submit it online through your Student Information System (SIS)/Student Portal.  However, submitting your Petition to Graduate without seeing a counselor may require additional time for a counselor to review your petition. 

Please Note: If you are a part of any of the Special Programs below, visit your program for assistance in completing a Petition to Graduate.

Degrees and Certificates:

Los Angeles Valley College offers the following 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

Fall 2022 - Nursing Cohort Announcement

How To Apply to the Nursing Program: Los Angeles Valley College

Deadline to Petition to Graduate: 

ADT Deadline for Spring 2022: March 1, 2022

Inclusion in the Spring 2022 Commencement Program:  March 11, 2022  

Processing Time for Degrees & Certificates:

The evaluation of all Pre-graduation Review Forms (approved by a counselor) starts a few weeks after the end of the Fall and Spring terms. Please allow approximately four months from the end of the semester for all evaluations to be completed and for all degrees, certificates, and certifications to be posted on your transcript.

Fall 2021: April 2022 (subject to change)

Spring 2022: August 2022 (subject to change)

Diplomas (Degrees/Certificates):

Diplomas (degrees and certificates) will be mailed to the mailing address in the Student Information System (SIS).  Please update your mailing address in the LACCD Student Portal (SIS).

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Fall 2021: May 2022 (subject to change)

Spring 2022: August 2022 (subject to change)

The diploma is not legal proof of graduation.  Official proof of degree or certificate completion is presentation of the Official College Transcript showing conferral of the degree or certificate.  Transcripts may be viewed on the Student Information System (SIS) by going to "Academic Records."  

Information on Ordering Official Transcripts


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