Applying for Graduation
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. The graduation application is available online as a fill in form or in the Enrollment Center (Student Records) during the graduation petitioning periods below. You must meet all the graduation requirements listed in the OCC course catalog.
Graduation Petitioning Periods:
||Application period begins
||Deadline to submit an application
|| September 1
|| November 1
|| January 2
|| March 1
|| July 1
|| August 1
|Associate in Arts Degree Graduation Petition |
|Associate in Science Degree Graduation Petition|
|Certificate of Achievement Graduation Petition |
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Petition
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.
If you have questions about your graduation application you may contact the Graduation Clerk, Claire Ippolito via email.
If you've already graduated from Orange Coast College and you'd like to order a duplicate copy of your diploma or certificate of achievement, please submit a Duplicate Diploma Replacement Request Form and a Payment Authorization form to the Graduation Office.
To request a duplicate copy of a Certificate of Specialization or Certificate of Completion contact the appropriate Division Office.