Request for Degree or Certificate


To be awarded a degree or certificate you need to turn in a graduation application to the Registration & Records Office in Laidlaw Center 102. Hard copies of the graduation application can also be picked up in Entry/Advising Center LDC116, and in the Registration/Records Office LDC 102.

The time to submit your application is after you have registered for the quarter prior to the quarter you plan to graduate.   The deadline for submitting your application, however, is the last day of the third week of the quarter prior to the quarter you plan to complete your requirements.  Because your educational plans may change, applications more than one quarter out cannot be accepted.  For example, if you plan to graduate in spring then your application should be submitted after you register for winter quarter classes but not later than the end of the third week of winter quarter. Check the Registration Calendar for the specific date your application is due by or refer to the chart below when the Registration Calendar is not available for the quarter you plan to graduate. Applications are accepted after the deadline but your evaluation you may not receive it in time to adjust your final quarter schedule.

We strongly encourage you to send your application to us by the deadline so that you can be sure that you are completing all of the requirements before registration begins. This will give you a chance to adjust your schedule in the event you are missing a requirement.

After your application is reviewed by the Graduation department the results are mailed to your address found in OASIS. Please go to OASIS If you need to update your address or want to verify that it is correct.

QUARTER YOU PLAN TO GRADUATE TURN IN APPLICATION

PRIORITY DEADLINE
TO RECEIVE RESULTS BEFORE REGISTRATION CLOSES

OTHER DEADLINE 

Fall After you register for Spring or Summer By the end of the third week of the Summer quarter
Any time through the last day of Fall quarter
Winter After you register for Fall By the end of the third week of the Fall quarter Any time through the last day of Winter quarter
Spring After you register for Winter By the end of the third week of the Winter quarter Any time through the last day of Spring quarter
Summer After you register for Spring By the end of the third week of the Spring quarter Any time through the last day of Summer quarter

 

  












 

 

 


Commencement Ceremony

The commencement ceremony is held in the spring for graduates of the preceding Summer, Fall and Winter Quarters, as well as for applicants of the current Spring Quarter. Students planning to graduate in the subsequent Summer Quarter may also participate provided that an application for Summer Quarter graduation is submitted by the stated deadline.  Students must also RSVP that they plan to attend the commencement ceremony.

 

For more information, please contact the Credentials Evaluation Department at (360) 383-3036 or (360) 383-3037.

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