Commencement Reception & Ceremony

The commencement reception and ceremony will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018. For more information, visit the Commencement web page.

Graduation Intents and Petitions For Certificates

Filing period for Summer 2018: June 11, 2018 through July 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Filing period for Fall 2018: September 4, 2018 through October 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


Forms will be available online and in the Admissions Office during the filing period.


Graduation Intents and Petitions for Certificates must be filed in the Admissions office by the deadline. Late requests will not be considered.

Please Note: Prior to filing the Intent to Graduate and/or the Petition for a Certificate, it is highly advisable you see a counselor before your final term at El Camino College. This will ensure that you meet the requirements for your degree and/or certificate.


Admissions Office Business Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday:   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



  • 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.  Please note that the college does not accept hand carry or unofficial transcripts.  Official transcripts must be mailed from the former college(s) to El Camino College Admissions and Records Office.
  • 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 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 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2019. 


If you have further questions please contact us. Call 310-660-3593 and dial the appropriate extension:

El Camino College
A - F
ext. 3423
G - L
ext. 5427
M - P
ext. 3314
Q - Z
ext. 3424

Compton College
A - Z
310 900-1600 x2046

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