Graduation

Apply for Graduation

Apply for graduation by submitting the Graduation Application form.

  • Fill out the Graduation Application when you are two quarters away from graduating.
  • You may get an official degree check so that you know exactly what is left to take.
  • You may get priority registration in your last couple of quarters.
  • This is the only way to get your degree or certificate posted on your transcript even if you are not participating in the graduation ceremony.
  • Up to two quarters before final class and no later than one year after final class.

Deadline for Graduation Ceremony Commencement Program List - Applications must be received by April 30 to have your name and degree listed on Program List at the Graduation Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement and Degree Posting

See Commencement for general information about commencement and graduation.

See the Info Center regarding Commencement and Degree Posting.

General Requirements

General information for all degrees:

  • Minimum GPA 2.0 required – some programs require higher standards
  • Basic Skills must be met – this is based on courses or placement
  • Quantitative courses for Transfer Degrees and some Technical Degrees may have prerequisites
  • Degree Requirements must be met
  • Diversity Requirement must be met
  • Unless otherwise specified by the program planning guide, students must complete at least 30 credits at SPSCC to be granted an Associate’s degree or the last 15 credits at SPSCC to be granted a certificate.
Different Kinds of Degrees

You must apply for graduation for ALL degrees and ALL certificates. Some degrees have certificates within them – you must apply for each degree and each individual certificate in order for it to post on your transcript AND for us to order diplomas.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible to:

  • Ask questions about your degree or certificate and meet with your assigned advisor regularly and for degree progress checks.
  • Follow the degree planner/educational planning guide. Don’t assume you can substitute or waive certain courses. Complete Diversity Requirement and all degree requirements.
  • Meet Basic Skills for Certificates ENGL090/MATH090 or have appropriate test scores.
  • Maintain continuous enrollment. If you take two or more quarters off, you will be under a new catalog and subject to new degree requirements in effect upon re-entry.
  • Submit a graduation application up to two quarters prior to graduation and not later than one calendar year after you have finished classes at SPSCC.
  • Inform graduation@spscc.edu if you change quarter plan to graduate.
  • Make sure fines are paid and that you are current with financial obligations to the college.
  • Achieve 2.0 or above grade point average – some programs require higher standards.
  • Take a designated diversity class, a requirement for all two year degrees.
  • Unless otherwise specified by the program planning guide, students must complete at least 30 credits at SPSCC to be granted an Associate’s degree or the last 15 credits at SPSCC to be granted a certificate.
  • Keep your address up-to-date. Update address: graduation@spscc.edu or (360) 596-5241.
  • Check your Degree Audit notes for information regarding your graduation application.
Help and Contact Information

If you need help-ask us!

Contact your Program Advisor with questions about degree requirements:
Faculty/Staff Directory