Ready to get your associate degree from PCC? The first step is to have your requirements checked by a counselor to confirm that you qualify for your degree.  Apply for your degree in Express Phone Counseling or PCC Connect or in a Phone/Video Counseling Appointment!

When to Apply for Your Degree

Apply for your degree after you register for your final classes.  The deadlines to apply each term are listed below. These deadlines are subject to change.  Please check the registration calendar for the most up-to-date information. 

PCC Only Credits

(if you have completed all your college-level coursework at PCC)

  • Spring 2021: June 12th
  • Summer 2021: August 13th
  • Fall 2021: December 10th 

External Transcript and Document Deadlines

(if you have completed college credit outside of PCC)

  • Spring 2021: April 30th
  • Summer 2021: July 13th
  • Fall 2021: November 13th 

Students who have attended other colleges or universities must submit all final official transcripts and records before degrees at PCC may be awarded. 

  • Transcripts with in-progress work will not be considered. 
  • If AP test scores are being used to meet any of your requirements, request official AP scores from College Board.
  • Submit documentation of Language Other Than English if you are using the IGETC (for UC) general education for your degree.

How to Apply for Your Degree

If you only have credits from PCC, you may request for a degree check or degree petition in one of the following ways:

  • Express Phone Counseling

Go to Express Phone Counseling

  • An online counselor will review your request and assist you with a degree petition or email you a degree checklist if you have remaining requirements. 

Go to Online Counseling

  • PCC Connect
    1. Log into PCC Connect
    2. Use the "Raise My Hand" option
    3. Select I am Ready to Graduate (PCC Complete or Graduation)!
    4. Let us know:
      • Which degrees(s) you are completing
      • List the last classes needed to complete
      • Provide your phone number

Watch our video to learn how to use the Raise My Hand feature.  

After you raise your hand, you will be contacted by a member of our completion team with next steps and outcomes.  

Processing time is about 2-4 weeks. As long as the request is submitted during the application period, your request will be reviewed.  Thank you for your patience.

Go to PCC Connect

  • If you have non-PCC credits, the counselor will refer you to a Phone/Video Counseling Appointment.

Meet With a Counselor in an Appointment

If you have non-PCC credits, you may request for a degree check or degree petition with a counselor in one of the following ways.   

  • Submit an online counseling inquiry and attach your non-PCC unofficial transcripts (when printing from your college student portal, change your printer to PDF to save as an electronic copy or scan your unofficial transcripts as a PDF).An online counselor will review your request and assist you with one of the following:
    • a degree petition 
    • graduation checklist so you know what requirements you still need  

Go to Online Counseling

  • Please have your unofficial transcripts ready as an electronic copy for your appointment (when printing from your college student portal, change your printer to PDF to save as an electronic copy or scan your unofficial transcripts as a PDF)

Meet With a Counselor in an Appointment

Submit an Online Counseling inquiry and our online counselor will review your request and assist you with a degree petition or degree check. 

Go to Online Counseling