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Graduation Requirements

Visit My Portal to Apply to Graduate for Fall 2021 between August 5, 2021 - September 16, 2021.

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.
Degree and Certificate Requirements
AA/AS Degree Requirements

AAT/AST Degree Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 60 transferable units.
  • Complete either the CSU GE-B or CSU IGETC 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 appointmant at Counseling..



Visit the My Portal to access the new APPLY TO GRADUATE.



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

Application and Document Deadlines

Fall 2021

  • Application Opens: August 5, 2021
  • Deadline to Submit Application: September 16, 2021*
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: September 23, 2021
  • Term Complete: December 18, 2021
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: March 2022

Spring 2022

  • Application Opens: January 2022
  • Deadline to Submit Application: February 2022*
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: February 2022
  • Semester Complete: May 28, 2022
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: September 2022

Summer 2022

  • Application Opens: May  2022
  • Deadline to Submit Application:  July 2022*
  • Deadline to Submit Official Documentation: July 2022
  • Term Complete: July 2022
  • Degree Posted/Diploma Mailed: October 2022

* For students wishing to submit an application after the stated deadline must contact the Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Omar Murillo at

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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:

  • Official Transcripts from other colleges*
  • Official AP, CLEP and IB test scores
  • Course Substitutions approved by the appropriate academic department (upload approved Course Substitutions HERE)
  • High School transcripts (translated official or unofficial), translated foreign diploma or the Language other than Engish Verification to clear IGETC Area 6 (upload translated trascripts and diplomas HERE)
  • IGETC Area 1C Waiver approved and submitted by the Articulation Officer.

* 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