Steps to Graduate

Petition to Graduate

Graduation is not automatic upon completion of requirements. Students who expect to receive an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement are encouraged to submit a Petition for Graduation at least one year in advance of anticipated graduation. Click here to review a sample Graduation Evaluation and how to interpret it.

Make sure to be aware of the deadline dates for filing a Petition for Graduation which can be found in the Academic Calendar and on the SDCCD Evaluations website.

When to File the Petition for Graduation

Associates Degree

Students are encouraged to file a Petition for Graduation for an Associate Degree up to a year prior to expected graduation date.

Certificate Of Achievement

Students working toward a Certificate of Achievement should file the Petition for Graduation prior to the beginning of the semester in which they plan to complete the requirements of their certificate program.

Filing the Petition for Graduation

The Petition for Graduation form may be completed online at e-Grades. You may also complete the Petition for Graduation with the help of a counselor. Download the Petition for Graduation and bring it with you to the Counseling Office on campus.

Students who wish to receive a Certificate of Performance should download or request for a petition from the Counseling or Evaluations office once all coursework is completed.

Only coursework completed in the San Diego Community College District may be used to complete certificate requirements.

Register for Commencement

Date: May 17, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: San Diego Miramar College - Hourglass Field House (Gymnasium)


Apply to Speak at Commencement

If you are receiving an AA/AS and have a 3.25 or better cumulative GPA, please consider sharing your unique experience with your peers at commencement.

Speakers Wanted!