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Graduation Intents and Petitions For Certificates

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

Deadline to File Intents for Fall 2021: October 15, 2021

Assistance with Graduation Filing

  • 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.
  • Contact your graduation evaluator (listed at the bottom of the page) for questions and assistance.
  • If you wish to meet with a counselor to confirm you are on track to graduate for an upcoming term, schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Submit Intent or Petition

If you intend to graduate with an AA-T/AS-T Degree, counselor review is required before you can submit your Intent to Graduate. Instructions on how to file your Intent to Graduate Form will be emailed to you after your Grad Check is complete.

Submit a Grad Check

If you intend to graduate with an AA/AS Degree, counselor review is not required. Submit an intent to graduate below.

Submit Intent to Graduate

If you intend to submit a Petition for a Certificate, counselor review is not required. Submit a petition for a certificate below. This is not an IGETC/CSU certification. If you need an IGETC/CSU certification click here.

Submit Petition for Certificate



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) by the published deadline, your Intent or Petition will not be considered.


Commencement Ceremony

When Do I Graduate?

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 November.  An academic year consists of Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.  For example: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 is the current academic year.

For more information visit El Camino Commencement.


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 lyoung@elcamino.edu 310-660-3593 Ext. 3423
Last Names D - H dswendell@elcamino.edu 310-660-3593 Ext. 3425
Last Names I - Mora ecorona@elcamino.edu 310-660-3593 Ext. 5427
Last Names More - Sanc orecio@elcamino.edu 310-660-3593 Ext. 3314
Last Names Sand - Z abosque@elcamino.edu 310-660-3593 Ext. 3424