Apply to Graduate

Graduation drive-thru at West Valley College

Petition Deadlines

Semester of Graduation Petition Deadline
Summer Graduation Thursday, July 22, 2021
Fall Graduation Thursday, September 16, 2021
Spring Graduation TBD

Steps to Petition to Graduate

Step 1: Meet with a Counselor

Schedule an appointment to confirm that you have met the requirements for your degree and/or certificate.

Schedule A Counseling Appointment

Step 2: Apply to Graduate

Deadline: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Screenshot of Banner to apply for graduation Apply Online via My Portal

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

Petition Timeline and Commencement Information

  • Student meets with Counselor
  • Deadline: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • 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
See Commencement Ceremony Information
Last Updated 7/9/21