Submit your graduation application online! To get your appropriate form,
please use the table below. You must submit your application to your appropriate evaluator via email/fax/mail/in-person before the deadline date.
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AA-T or AS-T for Transfer
Getting an AA-T or an AS-T Degree makes it easy to transfer from a California community college into the
CSU system. Cuyamaca College offers the following Associate Degree for
Communication Studies for Transfer (AA-T)
Psychology for Transfer (AA-T)
Sociology for Transfer (AA-T)
For more information about the Associate Degree for transfer please visit:
All transcripts from previous institutions must be on file before an application will be processed.
If you are currently taking courses at another college, it is your responsibility to have official
transcripts sent to Cuyamaca College by the application deadline, and a follow-up transcript with final
grades at the completion of the semester. Optional credit may be awarded for external exams such as AP,
IB, and CLEP upon submission of official scores (transcripts) to the Admissions and Records Office.
The Evaluation Process
After your graduation application is processed, a graduation evaluation will be mailed to you.
Graduation is based on the successful completion of all of your degree and/or certificate requirements
by the graduation date that coincides with the term in which you apply.
What is a Graduation Evaluation?
A graduation evaluation is a document prepared by evaluation advisors that
lists each graduation candidate's remaining degree and/or certificate requirements.
It is the official document that is used to determine whether a graduation candidate
can receive his or her degree or certificate.
Course Waivers & Substitutions (if applicable)
In some cases, departments will allow an exception to the requirements found in the catalog.
For courses required in the major, a Modification of Major (MOM) form must be filed with appropriate
approvals by the Department Chairperson and Division Dean before an exception can be made to a student’s
evaluation. For General Education courses, a General Petition must be filed in the Admissions and Records
Office. Both the MOM and General Petition forms are available in the Admissions and Records Office, or go to http://www.cuyamaca.edu/admissions/forms.asp,
and must be submitted by the application deadline stated above.
Special Note About Name/Address/E-mail Changes
All Name, Address, or Email changes, must be submitted to the Admissions & Records by the application deadline stated above.
Grades are processed and finalized by the Admissions & Records office approximately 2-3
weeks after the semester officially ends. At that time, your evaluation will be updated.
If you have met all of the stated requirements, your degree and/or certificate will be posted to your transcript record.
What if I'm Not Ready to Graduate?
If you do not have all required course(s) either completed or in progress by the drop deadline of the semester
in which you apply for graduation, you will be notified by mail that your request for graduation has been deleted and
you will have to reapply in a future semester. All application and drop deadlines are listed in the class schedule and
college catalog, as well as the college web site.
Approximately 4-6 weeks after the completion of the semester, you will be notified that your diploma
is available to be picked up in the Admissions & Records office. NOTE: Please make sure the
Admissions and Records
Office has a current e-mail and mailing address. An Address Change form may be found on
the Admissions & Records homepage, or may be completed in person, prior
to the completion of the semester.
If you have moved outside the San Diego County Area we will mail your diploma to you upon written request to the Evaluations Office with the following information: Full Name; Student Identification Number; Date of Birth; Mailing Address to send the diploma; Full Signature.
Each year, at the completion of the spring semester, the commencement ceremony
is held on campus. This ceremony is held for the current Spring candidates and the Fall and Summer degree and/or certificate
graduates from the previous year. (Certificates of Proficiency and Specialization only candidates are not eligible to
participate in the commencement ceremony).
Information regarding commencement will be available on the college website in early
Spring. It will
detail the location, date, and time, how to order announcements and where to rent a cap & gown for the
ceremony. An opportunity to RSVP will also be available. The date is also listed in the college catalog and spring class schedule. Please keep your email
and mailing address current with the Admissions and Records Office so you will receive all important information regarding graduation.
Please note: Diplomas are NOT handed-out at the commencement ceremony. Summer and Fall diplomas are available in the Admissions & Records office, as noted above. Spring students are considered prospective graduates and attend the ceremony under the assumption that they have completed or are in progress to complete all requirements. Spring diplomas will be available in July once a final evaluation has been completed.