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Commencement Reception & Ceremony

The commencement reception and ceremony will be held next June for students who graduate in Fall 2020. For more information, visit the Commencement web page.


Graduation Intents and Petitions For Certificates


The filing period to graduate in Spring 2021 ended February 26, 2021.

The filing period to graduate in Summer ended July 11, 2021.

The filing period to graduate in Fall 2021 starts September 1, 2021 and ends October 15, 2021.

Apply for an AA or AS Degree     Apply for a Certificate


For information on filing for an  AA-T or AS-T Degree, or if you want assistance with filing for an AA/AS degree please visit the Counseling Graduation Assistance page for further details.

If you wish to meet with a counselor to confirm you are on track to graduate for an upcoming term, click here to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Please click here to access the IGETC/CSU certification form

Forms will only be available online during the filing period. Intent to Graduate and Petition for a Certificate must be submitted online by the posted deadline. Late requests will not be considered.   




  • Have all official transcripts from former college(s) on file at El Camino College. Failure to provide these transcripts can delay your graduation intent and prevent you from graduating in the semester you selected. 
  • Complete the form legibly, accurately, and completely. Missing or illegible information will slow the processing of your intent or petition.
  • Meet the published deadline as found in the class schedule. If you do not submit your request(s) in the Admissions & Records Office by the published deadline, your Intent or Petition will be delayed by a semester.

The graduation ceremony is always held on the last day of the Spring semester at 4 p.m.  Degrees for Summer, Fall, and Spring graduates for the current academic year are mailed in October.  An academic year consists of Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.  For example: Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 is the current academic year.



If you have further questions, please contact your evaluator. Email or call 310-660-3593 and dial the appropriate extension (according to your last name):
Last Names A - C Ext. 3423
Last Names D - H Ext. 3425
Last Names I - Mora Ext. 5427
Last Names More - Sanc Ext. 3314
Last Names Sand - Z Ext. 3424 


SLO: Students will be able to understand the graduation process and apply by the deadline.