Associate Degrees and/or Certificates are not automatically awarded when students complete the requirements. Students must submit the electronic Degree Application or Certificate Application by the following deadlines. Access the forms page to use these forms.

Graduation Term Submission Deadline Commencement Ceremony
Fall October 15 May of following year
Spring February 15 May of current year
Summer February 15 May of current year
Summer June 15 May of following year

Application to Graduate is normally processed within 10-15 business days. However, processing could take longer during peak registration and high volume months (December, January, February, March, and May).

Prior to submission of Degree Application

  • It is strongly recommended that students meet with a counselor regarding degree requirements.
  • Students must have completed 40 units, at least 12 units at COD
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file with Admissions and Records.
  • Transcripts are required even if courses are not transferred.
  • If courses were taken prior to 1995 student may be required to contact the institution to provide course descriptions and GE information.
  • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency

Prior to submission of Certificate Application

  • Students must have completed or have in progress 6 units at COD.
  • Official transcripts must be on file with Admissions and Records for all courses to be applied to the certificate.