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How to Graduate - Graduation Requirements

Visit My Portal to Apply to Graduate for Fall 2023 between August 1, 2023 - September 23, 2023.


Degree and Certificate Requirements
Please Note: In order to apply for graduation, Students must either need to be an Active Student or have met with a counselor. (Active Student: Enrolled within the past year).

AA/AS Degree Requirements

AAT/AST Degree Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 60 transferable units.
  • Complete either the CSU GE-B or IGETC CSU requirements.
  • Complete required major courses a C (or P) better.
  • Earn a 2.0 transferable grade point average.
  • Complete at least 12 units at Mission College to establish residency.

Certificate Achievement Requirements

  • Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  • Earn a 2.0 degree applicable grade point average
  • Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.
Graduation Checklist


Meet with a counselor to ensure all requirements have been met. Schedule an appointment at Counseling.


Visit My Portal to access the "Apply to Graduate".


If applicable, submit official documentation to the Admissions & Records Office. See After the Application below for details.

Application and Document Deadlines

Summer 2023 (for students who will complete requirements by end of Summer 2023)

  • Application Opens: April 03, 2023 
  • Deadline to Submit Application:  July 17, 2023
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: July 31, 2023
  • Term Complete: July 2023
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: September 29, 2023

Fall 2023 (for students who will complete requirements by end of Fall 2023)

  • Application Opens: August 1, 2023
  • Deadline to Submit Application: September 23, 2023
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: September 30, 2023
  • Term Complete: December 16, 2023
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: March 31, 2024

Spring 2024 (for students who will complete requirements by end of Spring 2024)

  • Application Opens: January 1, 2024
  • Deadline to Submit Application: February 24, 2024
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: March 2, 2024
  • Semester Complete: May 24, 2024
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: July 31, 2024

Summer 2024 (for students who will complete requirements by end of Summer 2024)

  • Application Opens: April 01, 2024 
  • Deadline to Submit Application:  June 22, 2024
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: July 29, 2024
  • Term Complete: July 2024
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: September 30, 2024

* Students wishing to submit an application after the stated deadline, please fill out this Late Graduation Application form by December 31, 2023. 

**** For technical assistance with the Apply to Graduate process, email****

After the Application

Submitted applications can be viewed by selecting View Application to Graduate in My Portal. All applications will remain in a "pending status" and will be reviewed after grades have been posted.

If applicable, submit the following documentation to the Admissions & Records Office by the deadline listed above:

* For in-progress courses taken at other colleges: Official transcripts must be sent to Admissions & Records immediately after coursework is complete and grades are posted. Applications to Graduate will not be processed if official records are not on file. 

Important Notes

  • Official documentation must be sent electronically from the institution or mailed to Admissions & Records Office, 3000 Mission College Blvd, MS#9, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Status inquiries after the Diploma Mailed date above or address changes should be directed to
  • If you need to re-apply for graduation for various reasons, (example: applied for Fall semester but need to now move to Spring semester), contact
Order Graduate Regalia

Order your graduate regalia online from the bookstore. Prices and shipping rates are provided there. In addition, upcoming dates of grad fairs (info sessions that cover how to order your grad regalia and more) are posted. One randomly selected student at each webinar will win a free Mission sweater/hoodie.

Join us at the Bookstore for our Annual Grad Fair celebration! 

  • Wednesday, May 4 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 5 - 9 a.m - 7 p.m.

At the Grad Fair, you will be able to:

  • Purchase your Cap/Gown/Tassel/Stole
  • Shop for Diploma Frames, Class Rings, Announcements, and more...
  • Pick Up Commencement Tickets
  • Pick Up Free Grad T-shirt
  • Sit for FREE Grad Portraits
  • FREE Refreshments


Order Your Grad Regalia, Shipped to You!

Visit our Mission College Bookstore Grad Regalia shop online with our partners, Herff Jones:

Order Deadlines

  • Round one deadline: order by April 24, 2022 at 8:59 p.m. to receive items before May 14th with Standard shipping.
  • Round two deadline: orderby April 29, 2022 at 8:59 p.m. to receive items before May 14th with rush shipping.