If you are seeking an Associate in Arts Degree, Associate of Science
Degree, AAT, AST or a Certificate of Achievement, you must submit a
petition for graduation at the beginning of the last semester in which
you will be completing the requirements for graduation.
Graduation Petition for Associate in Arts Degree
Graduation Petition for Associate in Science Degree
Graduation Petition for Certificate of Achievement
Applications for the Associate Degree and Certificates of Achievement
are available on MyOCC for students with MyOCC access. Login to
MyOCC ➨ Student Tab ➨ Apply To Graduate
If you have questions about your graduation application you may contact the Graduation Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All students attempting to earn an Associate’s Degree must meet one of the three general education patterns as well as meet requirements for a Major offered at Orange Coast College. Residency unit requirements as well as GPA requirements are listed below.
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “Associate Degree for Transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college.
The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (ADT) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the ADT will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major).
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
Students who complete the requirements for an ADT are guaranteed:
Orange Coast College currently offers Associate Degrees for Transfer in the following Majors:
Business AdministrationCommunication StudiesEarly Childhood EducationElementary Teacher EducationEnglishGeographyHistoryJournalism
PhysicsPolitical SciencePsychologySociologyTheatre Arts
Courses completed at colleges and university outside of the Coast
District may be able to be transferred to OCC for credit towards
Associate Degrees, Certificates and GE Certification. See the Records webpage for more information.
The scorecard represents an unprecedented level of transparency and
accountability on student progress and success metrics in public higher
education in the United States. The data available in the scorecard tell
how well Orange Coast College is doing in remedial instruction, job
training programs, retention of students and graduation and completion
rates. Please see our Orange Coast College Scorecard.
The commencement ceremony is held annually during the last week of May.
All students who have petitioned for graduation during that academic
year may participate in the ceremony. Commencement information is
updated regularly on the Commencement website.