DEGREE APPLICATION

  • DEGREE APPLICATION

    1. Degree Application (this form) must be filed with Admissions & Records by the following deadline.
      • Fall Semester—October 15
      • Spring/Summer Semester—February 15- for current year Commencement Ceremony*
      • Summer Semester—June 15 – for following year Commencement Ceremony*
    2. Prior to submission of Degree Application:
      • It is strongly recommended that students speak with a counselor regarding graduation.
      • Students must have completed 40 units, at least 12 units at College of the Desert.
      • Official Transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file with Admissions & Records. Please note that equivalencies may not be possible without course descriptions for classes taken prior to 1995. Contact your prior institutions attended to obtain course descriptions with approved General Education areas and attach them to the Application to Graduate.
      • If you are currently enrolled in another institution, please attach your current class schedule. (only if the course is required for this degree)
    3. An official evaluation will be emailed to the student regarding graduation status.
    4. If student wishes to participate in commencement ceremony in May:
      • Degree Application must be submitted prior to Spring Semester deadline (see above*).
      • Follow the instructions in the Grad Packet available online in April.
      • Student must confirm participation in the ceremony with the COD Bookstore by the posted deadline: 2nd Friday of May.
    5. Diplomas are mailed to the address indicated on the graduation application approximately 12 weeks after the end of the term. We are not responsible for lost, held, or damaged mail. We are not responsible for mis-delivery errors via carrier, or incorrect shipping information.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION

      Commencement Participation:

      Students who graduated in the fall semester, or will graduate in spring or summer semester, will be invited to attend commencement ceremonies in May. This is a ceremony of achievement and all are encouraged to participate. Please refer to Procedure #4 above.

      E-Mail Notifications:

      Please note that the college assigns all students an e-mail address. ALL notifications and announcements regarding graduation evaluation, acceptance, denial, etc. will be e-mailed to this college assigned e-mail address. It is the student’s responsibility to check this e-mail account or forward it to a personal e-mail address.

      Requirements Completion Deadline:

      Students applying for a degree MUST complete ALL requirements by the end of the term for which they are applying. Failure to complete all requirements by the end of the term will result in a denial of your Degree application. If you are denied and wish to graduate in a subsequent term, you must reapply for the term in which you will complete all requirements.

      Additional Degrees:

      Students seeking additional associate degrees must complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at College of the Desert beyond the prior degree. Submit a separate Degree Application for each degree. NOTE: Student can earn a degree in only one Liberal Arts major at College of the Desert.

      Honors:

      All grades earned at all colleges attended will be included in the computation of the cumulative grade point average for graduation honors. Honors are awarded as follows: 3.50-3.74 is Academic Distinction; 3.75-3.89 is High Honors; 3.90-4.00 is Highest Honors.

Student Information

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  • Please choose Graduation Term
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  • Should this now be your address for all COD mailings?
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    • List ALL college or universities you have attended other than COD. Indicate if you have other credit to be included. 
      NOTE: ALL official transcripts (course description if applicable) must be on file in the Admission & Records Office.
  • Please select one.
  • List of Institutions attended

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  • Select all that apply

To be completed by all students

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  • I give permission for my name, major and graduation honors to be printed in the Commencement Program.
  • I give permission for my name, major and graduation honors to be printed in media.
  • I give permission to release my email & mailing address required by the Commencement Photographer.

Student Declaration

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