Commencement Reception & Ceremony

The commencement reception and ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019. For more information, visit the Commencement web page.

Graduation Intents and Petitions For Certificates

Filing period for Spring 2019: 

January 2, 2019 through March 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Forms will be available online and in the Admissions & Records Office during the filing period.  Intent to Graduate and Petition for a Certificate must be filed in the Admissions & Records Office by deadline. Late requests will not be considered.  


Intent to Graduate Form for AA/AS         Request for Certificate Form  


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

 Admissions & Records Office Hours Spring Hours

Feb 11-Feb 22:       Mon-Thurs 8 am - 7 pm     Fri 9 am - 4 pm        
Feb 25-Apr 5:         Mon & Tues 8 am - 5 pm    Tues & Wed 8 am - 7 pm       Fri 9 am - 1 pm
Apr 8 -Apr 12:        Mon - Thurs 8 am - 4:30pm     Fri 9 am - 1 pm
Apr 15 - June 7:     Mon & Tues 8 am - 5 pm    Tues & Wed 8 am - 7 pm       Fri 9 am - 1 pm


Note: The Admissions Office will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019



  • 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 us.

El Camino College

Call 310-660-3593 and dial the appropriate extension:
A - F
ext. 3423
G - L
ext. 5427
M - Q
ext. 3314
R - Z
ext. 3424

Compton College

Call 310-900-1600 and dial the appropriate extension
A - Z
 ext. 2046

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