Apply to Graduate


Graduation drive-thru at West Valley College

Petition Deadlines

Semester of Graduation Petition Start Date Petition Deadline
Summer 2024 Graduation Monday, April 1, 2024 Saturday, June 22, 2024
Fall 2024 Graduation Thursday, August 1, 2024 Saturday, September 21, 2024
Spring 2025 Graduation Wednesday, January 1, 2025 Saturday, February 2, 2025

Steps to Petition to Graduate

Step 1: Meet with a Counselor and Confirm Your Major

Step 2: Apply to Graduate

Step 3: Submit Documentation

If applicable, submit supporting documentation to the Records Office by the application due date. Award letters or updates are typically received within 4-6 weeks of submission.

  • Official Transcripts from other colleges
  • Official AP, CLEP and IB test scores
  • Course substitutions approved by the appropriate academic department
  • High School transcript or the Language other than English Verification to clear IGETC Area 6

In the email subject line, please use the keyword: Graduation.

Submit Documents to [email protected]


Petition Timeline
  • Student meets with Counselor
  • Deadline: See petition deadline dates above
  • Award Letter: 6-8 weeks after submission
  • Posted on Transcript: 2-3 weeks after final grades are posted
  • Certificate / Degree Mailed: 3-4 months after end of the term
Need Help?

Did you miss the petition deadline?

If so, the Records Department can only guarantee processing for petitions submitted on time. Otherwise, you can contact our office to submit a late petition which will be kept on file and reviewed in order of receipt. Any petitions that are not reviewed will receive priority in the following term.

Questions about eligibility?

Please contact Counseling.

Questions about missing the petition deadline?

Please contact wvc.recordsFREEWEST_VALLEY

Last Updated 5/7/24