How to Apply to Graduate

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.


Filing an Application for Graduation

It is the responsibility of the student who expects to graduate –that's you! – to have all college transcripts on file prior to filing an application for graduation.


Complete the application and file it before the deadline for the semester in which you plan to complete requirements for a degree. (See Academic Calendar in front of catalog or class schedule for exact deadlines.)


If you are not in continuous attendance at Grossmont College, be aware that you must meet degree requirements listed in the catalog in effect at the time of re-admission.


You may choose to meet requirements in a catalog published after your re-admission provided you remain in continuous attendance. 


Graduation Filing Process

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. Fill ou the online application or apply in person in the Admissions and Records Office

Deadlines to Apply to Graduate

  • Spring 2024: Deadline has now passed - Please submit an evaluations petition to be considered for Spring 2024 graduation to  You also need to submit an application for graduation with your petition. 
  • Summer 2024: July 3, 2024 -  4pm   Online  
  • Fall 2024:  October 11, 2024 - 4pm   Online


How to Complete the Application for Graduation Online

  1. Fill out the Online Application
    1. Please use this link for instructions 

  2. You may use accent marks in your diploma name. Check for allowable accent marks prior to clicking on the Online Request for Degree and/or Certificate

  3. An Evaluation for Graduation will be emailed to you (at the email address you provided on your Request for Degree and/or Certificate form) approximately 6-8 weeks after after the term begins for which you applied. For inquiries please email your Evaluations Advisor. (Please note, we are closed weekends and holidays)



Printed diplomas will be mailed within the United States approximately three (3) to four (4) 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 address. If 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.


Need Help? Contact an Advisor.

Please contact your Evaluations Advisor if you have any questions. We are all qualified to assist you if your advisor is not available when you call.


Evaluations Advisor



Tenille Venard
(Last name A-D)

619 644-7169

Olivia Krausie

(Last name E-K)

619 644-7167

Sandra Ramos

(Last name L-Q)

619 644-7174

Karen Wong

(Last name R-Z)

619 644-7168





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Graduation - Apply for Degree/Certificate