(Commencement Ceremony and Diploma information is listed at the bottom of the page.)
For Spring 2024 CSU Applicants (CSU application period August 1 - August 31, 2023): To ensure sufficient processing time for CSU E-Verification, it is highly recommended to apply for the ADT Degree by September 8, 2023. Final degree application deadline is October 13, 2023.
*SDSU Spring Admissions Appeals for Veterans & Active Duty: applicants who wish to use an ADT for admission that was not posted by June must file a general petition in Admissions & Records. Please contact Cuyamaca.Transfer@gcccd.edu for assistance.
For Fall 2024 CSU Applicants (CSU application period October 1 – November 30, 2023): To ensure sufficient processing time for CSU E-Verification, it is highly recommended to apply for the ADT Degree by February 9, 2024. Final degree application deadline is March 8, 2024.
Associate Degrees & Certificates (Non-ADTs):
Fall 2023: Apply by October 13, 2023 - 10pm
Spring 2024: Apply by March 8, 2024 - 10pm
To apply for a degree and/or certificate, please read all of the following steps:
1. Make sure all official transcripts from outside institutions you have previously attended are submitted to Admissions and Records by the application deadline posted above.
Note: Electronic delivery of transcripts is best, if available.
2. Check your eligibility status with a counselor to ensure you meet all of your degree/certificate requirements. Contact Counseling Services to make an appointment, or use "Talk with a Counselor" to verify you meet all graduation requirements.
3. Submit your degree/certificate application to the Admissions & Records office before the posted deadline dates listed above. The earlier the better!
Processing of degree/certificate applications will begin according to the following schedule: June 1st for summer applications; August 1 for fall applications; December 1 for spring applications.
Approximately 3 weeks from the date noted above, or from the time your application is received if submitted after the dates listed above, you will receive an official evaluation via email which shows your status towards completing the degree(s) and/or certificate(s) you requested. Attached to your evaluation(s) will be a letter explaining how to read your evaluation(s) and information about the graduation process.
General Petitions, Modification of Major Forms-Name, Address, and Email Changes:
If you intend to file a General Petition to address a degree/certificate requirement, pursue major course adjustments with a specific department via a Modification of Major form, or make official Name, Address, or Email changes, these forms must be filed in the Admissions & Records Office or Evaluations by the stated application deadline.
Petitions and Modification of Major forms, as well as, Name, Address, and Email changes can be accessed, submitted, and processed electronically. These forms and further instructions can be found on the Admissions & Records webpage.
All graduation and diploma communications will be sent to the email address on file with the college, which can be verified on WebAdvisor. Please ensure your email address is correct to avoid missing important information about your degree/certificate and the graduation (Commencement) ceremony.
Making Changes to Your Graduation Applications:
If you would like to add or remove degree/certificate selections on your graduation application, adjust your diploma mailing address, or your choice regarding the Commencement Ceremony, please email your Evaluator directly (listed below) with the requested changes. Please DO NOT submit a new graduation application. The deadline to request changes to your application are as follows:
Spring semester: The week of Spring Break
Summer semester: July 15th
Fall semester: Thanksgiving Week
At the end of each term, final grades are processed by the Admissions & Records Office approximately 2-3 weeks after the semester officially ends. At that time, eligibility for degrees/certificates requested for the current term will be updated. If you have met all of the stated requirements, your degree and/or certificate will be posted to your Cuyamaca College transcript.
Note: All official transcripts from outside institutions are due before degrees/certificates can be finalized, including concurrent work-in-progress transcripts.
How Can I Verify My Degree/Certificate--Ordering an Official Transcript:
To verify your earned degree/certificate to an outside institution or agency, you may order a final transcript and select the "Hold for Degree/After Degree is Posted" Option-this will ensure your degree/certificate is posted to your transcript before it is mailed. We suggest ordering final transcripts no later than the final exam period to allow time for processing.
For degrees and certificates that were earned in a prior semester, an official transcript may be ordered at any time.
Before the Final Exam period of each term, the Evaluations Office will send an email to all degree/certificate candidates for that term, with an estimate of when diplomas will be mailed.
If a change of address is needed of where to mail your diploma(s), please email your Evaluator directly or the Evaluations Office at email@example.com with your full name, student ID#, preferred mailing address and the semester in which you are earning your degree/certificate, by the following deadlines:
Spring term: June 1st
Summer term: July 15th
Fall term: December 15th
Note: This mailing address change is only for your diploma(s) to be mailed. To officially change your address on file with the college, you must complete an Address Change form, which can be found on the Admissions and Records webpage, and submit it to the Admissions and Records Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may update your address through your WebAdvisor account.
Note: If you would prefer to pick-up your diploma in person, please send a request to the Evaluations Office at: email@example.com
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 to earn a degree/certificate, you will be notified by email that your request for graduation has been denied and you will need 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 website.
Each year, at the completion of the spring semester, the Cuyamaca College Commencement Ceremony is held on campus for eligible graduates of the prior year's summer and fall terms, and current prospective spring candidates. Eligible participants will receive information about the ceremony from the Student Affairs Department in late April. This information will be sent to the student's email address on file at the college.
Please visit the Commencement page for more information about the ceremony and events or contact Student Affairs.
Note: Students who plan to complete a degree/certificate in a future term may request to participate in the Commencement Ceremony with approval by Counseling Services. Please contact Counseling for specific deadline dates to apply and to review the instructions and criteria for participation in this manner. (Deadline dates to apply are generally in early May-please inquire as soon as you are interested).
Graduating with Honors vs. PTK Honor Society Membership:
To officially graduate with Honors requires an OVERALL GPA of 3.5 or higher for all degree-applicable units, from all colleges attended. The overall GPA is determined at the completion of the term in which a student has applied for an Associate Degree.
Note: Graduating with Honors applies to Associate Degrees only, Certificates of Achievement and Certificates of Specialization are not eligible.
For the Commencement Ceremony, the OVERALL GPA used for Honors recognition is as follows:
Summer & Fall graduates: Final OVERALL degree-applicable GPA used when degree was posted.
Spring candidates: The OVERALL GPA at the completion of the 8th week of classes is used for Honors eligibility/recognition during the yearly Commencement Ceremony.
Once FINAL grades have been posted for the spring term, this OVERALL GPA is used to determine official eligibility for graduating with Honors which will be posted on the college transcript and diplomas.
Note: For Spring degree candidates, the GPA used for the Commencement Program and the final GPA at the completion of the semester may differ. This may affect Honors eligibility for recognition at the ceremony vs. the final status posted on the college transcript and diplomas, i.e. Honors status may change as final grades are submitted.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK):
The GPA used for PTK membership and ongoing eligibility per semester of enrollment is based on the Cuyamaca College GPA and units completed, which is different than the OVERALL degree-applicable GPA used for Graduating with Honors in the semester of completion.
Note: Being a member of PTK is not the same as Graduating with Honors. Please contact the Cuyamaca College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for more information.
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