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Ready to get your associate degree from PCC? The first step is to petition for your degree.

When to Petition for Your Degree

You should petition for your degree after you register for your final classes. The final deadline to petition for each term depends on whether or not you have completed all your coursework at PCC.

Note: Deadlines are subject to change.  Please check the registration calendar for the most up-to-date information. 

Deadline for PCC Only Credits

Follow the below deadlines if you have completed all your college-level coursework at PCC.

  • Spring 2024:   
    • ADT degree, with e-verification and Spring 2024 Commencement participation, filing deadline (Fall 2024 CSU transfers) - March 17, 2024
    • Degree petition, without ADT e-verification, to participate in Spring 2024 Commencement, filing deadline (AA/AS/ADT)  - May 9, 2024
    • Degree petition, without e-verification and without Spring 2024 commencement participation, filing deadline (AA/AS/ADT) - June 16, 2024
  • Fall 2024: 

    • ADT degree with verification filing deadline (Spring 2025 CSU transfers) - to be determined
    • Degree petition filing deadline (AA/AS/ADT) - to be determined

Deadlines for External Transcripts/Documents

Follow these deadlines, if you have completed college credit outside of PCC. Note: You must submit all final official transcripts and records from other colleges or universities before your degree at PCC may be awarded. 

  • Spring 2024: 
    • ADT degree, with ADT e-verification and Spring 2024 commencement participation, filing deadline (Fall 2024 CSU transfers) - March 17, 2024
    • Degree petition, without ADT e-verification, to participate in Spring 2024 Commencement, filing deadline (AA/AS/ADT) - May 9, 2024
    • Degree petition, without ADT e-verification and without Spring 2024 commencement participation, filing deadline (AA/AS/ADT) - May 17, 2024
    • Degree petitions filed after May 17, 2024 will be for Summer degree posting, without ADT e-verification, and participation in Spring 2025 commencement.
  • Fall 2024: 
    • ADT degree with verification filing deadline (Spring 2025 CSU transfers) - To be determined
    • Degree petition filing deadline (AA/AS/ADT)  - to be determined

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

Online Degree Check/Petition Request

  • 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. 

Submit Online Degree Check/Petition

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

Before You Petition for Your Degree

If you have attended other colleges or universities, you 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 Petition

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.   

Online Degree Check/Petition

  • Submit an online degree check/petition and attach your non-PCC unofficial transcripts for a degree checklist.(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 (all official records must be on file to petition for your degree)
    • degree checklist so you know what requirements you still need  

Submit Online Degree Check/Petition

Counseling Appointment

Meet With a Counselor in an Appointment

Submit an Online Counseling inquiry using the Prospective Student Online Counseling Form and our online counselor will review your request and assist you with a degree check. If you qualify for a degree, you will be required to apply to PCC to have an active PCC ID#.  This is required for Admission & Records to post your degree.  

Go to Online Counseling