Petition to Graduate/ Petition for Certificate

Graduating Students – Your achievements are very important to us. In collaboration with the Academic Counseling Office, we are now accepting the Petition to Graduate through the Counseling website. No appointment required. Simply submit the online form and a Counselor will review your information and submit your information to the Admissions & Records Office on your behalf. If you have already submitted a petition through your academic counselor, you do not need to submit another request.

Petitions will be accepted through the academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). Students may submit a graduation petition as follows:

  • For Winter and Spring petitions: November 1 through the end of Spring Semester.
  • For Summer and Fall petitions: May 1 through the end of Fall Semester. 
  • Deadlines for commencement participation will be posted below under Commencement Ceremony.

Click here to submit a Petition to Graduate/Petition for Certificate

Instructions on how to submit a Petition to Graduate

For instructions on how to submit your petition to graduate, please click the link below. 

How to Submit a Petition to Graduate/Petition for Certificate


All students who submit a graduation petition prior to the April 15, 2024, deadline for Spring 2024 will be invited to the commencement ceremony and have their name listed in the commencement program. If you had received a degree for Summer/ Fall 2023, or Winter 2024, you will be invited to the commencement ceremony as well. More information on the ceremony will be available at a later date during the spring semester. 

Please note: Participation in the graduation celebration or ceremony does not guarantee the degree will be awarded. You will be invited to the ceremony based on your petition submission. Your educational coursework will be evaluated by an academic counselor and a graduation evaluator to determine if you have earned the credits required to grant the requested degree.

Students must have final official transcripts from all colleges outside the LACCD, AP scores, and high school transcripts to be used toward the degree on file by July 30 for the transcript to be processed and reviewed for Spring graduation. If transcripts are received after the deadline, it may delay the posting of your degree to the next term.

Once the term has ended and all final grades for all classes have been received, the Graduation Office will begin evaluating final grades and posting degrees. For students that meet all the requirements by the end of any given term, degrees and certificates will be posted within eight (8) weeks after the final grades are posted for any given term. 

Live chat with Admissions and Records staff is available at the link below. Staff is available during our normal office hours, which are:

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays: 8:00PM - 2:00PM
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

Admissions and Records Live Chat


Diplomas will be distributed through a third-party company called Parchment using the mailing address we have in our system. Certificates will be sent out through Parchment beginning Fall 2023.

You can expect to receive a text message and an email from in your student email account sometime after degrees/certificates have been posted. This message/email will include a link to claim your digital transcript within 30 days. After receiving the email, physical copies will be mailed out, but only after a 3-day grace period. During this time, you will have a window of 3 days to confirm your mailing address directly from the Parchment webpage, without having to contact Admissions.

If you have changed your legal name, phone number, or mailing address, we recommend to reach out to the Admissions and Records Office at @email to request the updates at your earliest convenience, since waiting for the email from Parchment will give you only three days from the day you receive the email to make the necessary changes. Please be sure to attach a photo ID for verification with any change requests.

Report a Problem

If you are experiencing issues with the Student Information System (SIS) student portal, you may report your problem by completing this form.

Submit a General Petition

Request a change to your permanent record by submitting a General Petition Form.

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Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays: 8:00PM - 2:00PM
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

Student Services Building, 1st Floor
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029


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