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Student Success & Support Program

Graduation Checklist

Step 1
Step 1: Official Transcripts

Students who wish to use courses credits taken at non Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) colleges must have their non-LACCD official transcripts on file with the LACC Admissions and Records.

If using Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores to meet degree requirements, all official scores must be on file with the LACC Admissions and Records.

Step 2
Step 2: Meet with an Academic Counselor

Meet with an academic counselor to prepare for the submission of a Petition to Graduate form.

Step 3
Step 3: Graduation Petition

Log-in to portal to complete the Petition to Graduate online form.

Step 4
Step 4: Commencement Ceremony

Students who meet the eligibility requirements to graduate will be invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony held the first week of June.

Step 5
Step 5: Degree Posting

Upon successful completion of all required courses, the Admissions and Records office will send an email notification to inform students of degree posting on college transcript and availability of graduation diploma for pickup.

Important Information

  • Upon successful completion of thirty-six (36) degree applicable units, a student should file a graduation petition to advance as a candidate to graduate with an Associate degree.
  • Students have the option to graduate in December or June. However, the commencement ceremony is held in June only.
  • The deadline to file for graduation is listed on the Academic Calendar.
  • After the established graduation deadlines, students may submit a graduation petition completed by an academic counselor. However, student participation in the commencement ceremony and inclusion of name in the graduation booklet cannot be guaranteed.
  • For students graduating in December, the transcript degree posting and availability of diploma will be in February.
  • For students graduating in June, the transcript degree posting and availability of diploma will be in September.

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

 Enrollment Questions?

Please contact the Welcome Center

Student Services Building, Room 180
(323) 953-4000 ext 2455

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