Graduation is when you receive a degree after all the requirements have been satisfied and verified by the Graduation Department.  After approval, the degree is posted to your academic transcript and a diploma is sent to the mailing address in your student records. 

Important Graduation Dates

Graduation Petition For Spring 2020:

  • Submission Date:  January 13, 2020
  • Deadline Date:  May 20, 2020 (EXTENDED)
  • Final approval:  Mid-July 2020
  • Diplomas mailed:  End of August 2020

Graduation Petition For Fall 2020:

  • Submission Date:  August 15, 2020
  • Deadline Date for Transfer Degrees (AA-T/AS-T)October 1, 2020
  • Deadline Date for AA/AS DegreesOctober 29, 2020
  • Final approval:  Early February 2021
  • Diplomas mailed:  Mid-March 2021

Graduation Petition For Summer 2020:

  • Submission Date:  May 18, 2020
  • Deadline Date:  August 12, 2020
  • Final approval:  End of August 2020
  • Diplomas mailed:  Mid-October 2020

General Information for all Degrees

To earn an Associate Degree from CCSF, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completion of the General Education requirements
  • Completion of the Mathematics requirement
  • Completion of the CCSF Associate Degree Major requirements
  • Satisfy the unit requirement of at least 60 degree-applicable semester units
  • Satisfy the GPA requirement of at least a 2.0
  • Meet the residence requirement by completing 12 of the 60 degree-applicable units at CCSF

Types of Degrees

A student may graduate from City College of San Francisco by satisfying the requirements established by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Governing Board of the San Francisco Community College District and the faculty of the College.  Two paths are available:

Option 1.  CCSF Associate Degree

CCSF offers the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degree.  To earn an AA or AS degree, a student must complete:

  1. The CCSF General Education requirements
  2. The major requirement
  3. 60 degree-applicable units and other graduation requirements

Option 2.  CCSF Associate Degree for Transfer

CCSF offers the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree.  To earn an AA-T or AS-T, a student must complete:

  1. Either the CSU General Education or IGETC requirements
  2. The major requirement
  3. 60 degree-applicable and CSU transferable units, as well as other graduation requirements

Information concerning graduation requirements, types of degrees and other details may be found in the current college catalog or discussed with a counselor


Petition for Graduation (Request Your Degree)

As a CCSF student, you are responsible for having your records reviewed, in order to verify that you have completed all the requirements to earn a degree.  You need to submit a graduation petition, even if you are not participating in the commencement ceremony.  It is the only way your degree will be posted on your official transcript.

How to Submit a Graduation Petition

  1. Meet with your counselor regularly and prior to submission of your graduation petition, in order to confirm you have fulfilled all degree requirements
  2. Complete the Associate Degree or Associate Degree for Transfer graduation petition form with a counselor
  3. Submit the completed form to graduate@ccsf.edu or the Admissions & Records/Registration office in MUB (Multi-Use Building) 188.

Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need to see a counselor before submitting a graduation petition for review and to confirm all requirements have been fulfilled.

Please bring the denied petition to a counselor, who will explain why it was denied and advise on what needs to be addressed.

Please complete a “Request for Duplicate Diploma" form, which can be submitted to graduate@ccsf.edu or Admission & Records (MUB 188) with a copy of your photo ID.

You start the IGETC certification process by seeing a counselor at the Transfer Center.  The counselor approves/signs all the IGETC paperwork, which is then submitted to A&R for final processing.