Graduation Intents and Petitions for Certificates must be filed online through your MyCompton student portal, by the deadline. On your student profile page, under "Additional Links," scroll down until you see the Apply to Graduate link. Click the link to begin the Graduation Application. Students will be able to apply for graduation, make important changes to their degree/certificate, and check the status of their application, all through their MyCompton student portal. Late requests will not be considered.
Fall graduation applications are available during September and October. Spring Graduation Intents are available during January and February.
SPRING 2021 filing period: january 4 - february 26, 2021
Click here for step by step instructions on how to submit the Online Graduation Application through your MyCompton student portal.
Note: The Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually on June 11, 2021.
The evaluation process takes about 8 weeks. You will receive necessary updates as your graduation application is reviewed. Check your Compton email address regularly.
The following must be completed to be fully considered and accepted as a candidate for graduation:
- Minimum GPA for your degree must be met.
- Degree requirements must be satisfied, completed, or in progress.
Click here to view graduation requirements for the current academic year in the College Catalog
Review the following requirements to make sure you are eligible for graduation:
- Associate of Arts requirements
- Associate of Science requirements
- Certificates of Achievement and Accomplishments requirements
- CSU General Education and UC General Education requirements
- IGETC requirements
The commencement ceremony is held on the last day of the spring semester. Degrees for spring graduates are mailed in October. Degrees for summer and fall graduates are mailed in June of the following year.
Degree for Transfer
The AAT/AST Degree for Transfer Graduation petitions are only available in the Counseling Department. AAT and AST graduation petitions MUST be signed by a Counselor. Click here to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
Meet with a Counselor
Prior to filing the Intent to Graduate and/or the Petition for a Certificate, it is highly recommended that students see a counselor before their final term at Compton College. This will ensure that students meet the requirements for their degree and/or certificate.
TRANSCRIPTS FROM OTHER COLLEGES
If you took classes or are taking classed at another institution, be sure to SUBMIT ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to the Admissions and Records Office for review. Failure to do this in a timely manner will cause a delay in processing your application and prevent the student from graduating in their desired term. Mail official transcripts from college(s) must be mailed directly to:
Attention: Admissions and Records Office
1111 E Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
Certificate of Accomplishments are not eligible for honors status and will not be invited to participate in graduation. Also, only degree recipients are eligible to receive honor cords. Be sure to update your evaluator of any updates or changes.
Update your mailing address to ensure receipt of your diploma or certificate.
EVALUATOR CONTACT INFORMATION
Evaluation Specialist: Felicia Hatten
310-900-1600, ext. 2046