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Request for Degree and/or Certificate

Grossmont College awards Associate Degrees and Certificates of Achievement three times a year at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters. However, the Annual Commencement Ceremony is held once a year in spring.

Application for Graduation

It is the responsibility of the student who expects to graduate to have all college transcripts on file prior to filing an application for graduation. The application should be filed prior to the deadline for the semester in which the student plans to complete requirements for a degree. (See Academic Calendar in front of catalog or class schedule for exact deadlines)  A student not in continuous attendance at Grossmont College should be aware that he/she must meet degree requirements listed in the catalog in effect at the time of re-admission. The student may choose to meet requirements in a catalog published after his/her re-admission provided he/she remains in continuous attendance. 

What is the process to apply?

To apply for graduation:

  1. Provide official transcripts from all other colleges attended (for degree applicants)
  2. Schedule a counseling appointment if you are not sure that you have met degree/certificate requirements
  3. Meet the deadline to apply for a degree/certificate
  4. Apply online or in the Admissions and Records Office


Printed diplomas will be mailed within the United States approximately three (3) months after the semester ends. Please make sure your current address is on file. You must submit an Address Change for Graduation Form to the Evaluations Office if you have a new mailing addressIf you do not receive your diploma because of an incorrect address, the fee for replacement is $15.00 per printed degree and/or certificate.

Diplomas may be mailed internationally for a fee; please make arrangements in the Evaluations Office.

Commencement Ceremony

Each year, at the completion of the spring semester, the commencement ceremony is held on campus. Please visit the Commencement page for more information.

Last Updated: 06/06/2019
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