Graduation is not automatic upon completion of requirements. Students who expect to complete the requirements for an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement must file a Petition for Graduation form by the deadline for the semester of expected graduation.
For Certifiates of Performance, please see the section at the bottom of the page.
A celebration of success! This important annual event takes place toward the end of the Spring semester for students who completed degree/certificate requirements in the prior Fall, current Spring or upcoming Summer sessions.
For commencement details please visit the commencement website at http://www.sdmesa.edu/students/academic/commencement/
Deadline to file a Petition for Graduation ONLY for students transferring to a CSU in Spring 2014 who are completing an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T).
Deadline for students to file a Petition for Graduation and be a Fall graduate.
Deadline to file a Petition for Graduation for students transferring to a CSU in Fall 2014 who are completing an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T).
Deadline for students to file a Petition for Graduation and ensure their name will be included in the commencement program.
Deadline for students to file a Petition for Graduation and be a spring graduate. Students filing after this date will be summer graduates.
Deadline for students to file a Petition for Graduation and be a summer graduate.
Graduation with honors distinction is based upon all coursework that is associate degree and lower division baccalaureate degree applicable or coursework applicable to the certificate of achievement.
Students will be notified that the honors distinction is pending at the time of the graduation ceremony, when the GPA is calculated based upon degree or certificate applicable coursework completed through the fall semester of the year of the ceremony. The final honors distinction will be determined upon completion of all coursework completed through the spring semester for spring graduates or the summer term for summer graduates and fall semester for fall graduates.
An honors notation is placed on the student's official transcript and diploma.
Students who maintain continuous enrollment may choose to graduate under the college catalog in effect at the time they began their studies in a California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus, or under the catalog in effect at the time of graduation.
Continuous enrollment is defined as attendance in one semester or two quarters (excluding summer) within a calendar year in the CSU, UC, or California Community College System.
Certification of a student's completion of CSU general education requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is not a graduation requirement. Therefore, students do not have catalog rights to a certification pattern used by a certifying institution or a CSU or UC campus.
Diplomas are automatically mailed to the offical address on file. Students are responsible for updating address changes within the reg-e system. Diplomas are mailed usually eight weeks after of the end of the semester.
To order a duplicate copy of your diploma:
Certificates of Performance are departmental awards and do not appear on student's transcripts.
Certificate of Performance Requirements:
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