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SUMMER 2020 filing period: June 22 - July 23, 2020 

Graduation Intents and Petitions for Certificates must be filed in the Admissions office by the deadline. Students that fail to petition by the deadline will have to submit a new petition to graduate for the following term when the next filing period opens. Late requests will not be considered!

Forms to apply for graduation and/or Certificates of Achievement or Certificates of Accomplishment are available in the Admissions and Records Office.  Fall graduation intents are available during September and October.  Spring graduation intents are available during January and February.

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.

For further questions please contact the Admissions & Records office at 310-900-1600, ext. 2050 or admissions@compton.edu.


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.


AA/AS Degree Graduation Petition
Certificate Graduation Petition
Graduation petitions for AA/AS degrees and certificates are also available in the Admissions & Records Office;.

The AA/AS degree for transfer petition is only available in the Counseling Department.


  • Have all official transcripts from former college(s) on file at Compton College.  Failure to provide these transcripts can delay processing the graduation intent and further prevent the student from graduating in their desired term.  We do accept hand carried official transcripts.  Official transcripts from former college(s) may also be mailed directly to Compton College, Admissions and Records Office, 1111 E Artesia Blvd, Compton,CA 90221

  • Complete the form legibly, accurately, and entirely.  Missing or illegible information will delay processing the petition.

  • Meet the published deadline as found in the class schedule. Students that fail to submit their intent or petition by the published deadline will have their petitions processed the following term.

  • Please allow eight weeks processing time before contacting the Evaluator.

Contact Information

Compton College Evaluator: Felicia Hatten
310-900-1600, ext. 2046

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