Welcome to the OCC Graduation Page!

​If you are seeking an Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT), Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, Associate of Science (AS) Degree, or a Certificate of Achievement, you must submit a petition for graduation at the beginning of the last semester in which you will be completing the requirements for graduation. Here you will find information on how to apply for graduation, how to check the status of your graduation petition, review graduation requirements, and more.


Graduation Application Filing Periods & Deadlines:


   Application Filing Period Begins    Deadline to submit an application   Status ​Diplomas Mailed* (approximate)


 September 1


ADT (CSU Admission) - October 15 

AA, AS, and/or Certs - November 15


Spring December 1


ADT (CSU Admission) - February 15

AA, AS, and/or Certs - March 15



July 1

 August 1 Closed ​December

*Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file. Any address changes after a petition has been filed should be sent to occgraduation@occ.cccd.edu.
Please be advised that the months displayed for diploma mailings are estimated timelines. There may be unforeseen circumstances which may cause delays to diplomas being sent out (e.g. USPS/International shipping delays). We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Apply For Graduation

Select the correct petition below (links will be inactive if the filing period is closed). You will be prompted to use your MyCoast log-in to fill out the petitions. If you are unsure which program you are completing, please consult with a counselor.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (AAT) or Associate in Science for Transfer Degree (AST) 

Associate in Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, or Certificate of Achievement

If you need assistance accessing the online petition, please contact occgraduation@occ.cccd.edu

Please email the Graduation Office at occgraduation@occ.cccd.edu to obtain the appropriate petition.  You must meet all the graduation requirements listed in the OCC course catalog​.

If you have questions about your graduation application you may contact the Graduation Office via email at occgraduation@occ.cccd.edu

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