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Applying for Graduation

An Associate in Arts Degree or a Certificate of Achievement is not automatically awarded. Students are required to petition for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which they will be completing their final requirements. The petition to apply for graduation is available online or in the Admissions and Records Office during the graduation petitioning periods below.

Submit the completed petition form to: 11460 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley CA. 92708 Attn. Graduation, by email at, or by fax 714-241-6288.

Important! Please be sure to have official transcripts from all the colleges you have attended on file in the Admissions and Records Office before you submit your Petition to apply for graduation form.

If you are not currently enrolled you will need to meet the current catalog degree requirements for the current academic year.

Military students may obtain a graduation petition online at

Graduation Petitioning Periods

Semester Application Period Begins Deadline to Submit Application
Summer 2019 June 10, 2019 July 14, 2019
Fall 2019 August 26, 2019 November 15, 2019
Spring 2019 January 28, 2019 April 5, 2019

Diplomas will be mailed two months after the end of the semester in which the application was filed.

Commencement exercises are held once a year at the end of the Spring Semester.

Please Note: The commencement ceremony will be held during the month of May. Detailed information will be mailed to all graduation candidates beginning in mid-March.

For more information, please call (714) 241-6002 or by email at

Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday
8am to 5pm
8am to 12pm


College Center, 1st floor
(714) 241-6002

Commencement 2019

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