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Graduation Intents and Petitions for Certificates must be filed in the Admissions & Records 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.

Fall graduation applications are available during September and October. Spring graduation intents are available during January and February.

Fall 2020 filing period: September 8 - October 30, 2020

To apply for graduation click the button below to access the online application.

Graduation Application


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.

Meet with a Counselor


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:

Compton College
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.


Evaluation Specialist: Felicia Hatten
310-900-1600, ext. 2046

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