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Thursday, December 8, 2005

Orange Coast College students who feel they'll be eligible to receive an A.A. degree at the college's next commencement ceremony, scheduled for the spring of 2006, may submit a petition now for graduation.

Graduation petitions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 15.

OCC's 58th commencement ceremony is scheduled for Thursday evening, May 25, at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Pacific Amphitheater, located at the Orange County Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, is situated on Fairview Road, directly across the street from OCC's campus.

In order to qualify for an A.A. degree, a student must complete 60 units with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must also complete general education requirements under OCC's Option 1, Option 2 or Option 3, outlined online ( and also in the college's catalog.

Graduation petitions are available online or in the Admissions Office. Petitions may be submitted electronically or at the Student Records Counter in the Admissions Office. For information, phone (714) 432-5581.

Last year, nearly 2,000 students were honored at OCC's commencement ceremony.