Raise your hand in PCC Connect to graduate. Commencement is May 6.

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

When to Apply for Your Degree

You should apply for your degree after you register for your final classes.  The final deadline to apply 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.

  • Summer 2022: August 19th   
  • Fall 2022: 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. 

  • Summer 2022: July 15th
  • Fall 2022: 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 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

Before You Apply

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 Apply

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 Counseling

  • Submit an online counseling inquiry 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  

Go to Online Counseling

Counseling Appointment

  • Please have your unofficial transcripts ready as an electronic copy for your appointment for a degree checklist.  To petition for your degree, all official records must be on file.(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 using the Prospective Student Online Counseling Form and our online counselor will review your request and assist you with a degree petition or degree check. 

Go to Online Counseling