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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 for Spring 2021 is January 4, 2021 through February 26, 2021.

Intent to Graduate with an AA/AS                   Request for a Certificate

If, during our filing period, you intend to file for an  AA-T or AS-T Degree, or if you want a counselor to review that you have completed, or are on track to complete all degree or certificate requirements, please complete a Counselor Grad Check Request From. A link to file for your AA-T or AS-T degree will be emailed to you after a counselor completes your Grad Check and determines you are qualified to apply for the AA-T/AS-T degree..

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.