Ready to Graduate?

Graduation Evaluation Deadlines

Planning to graduate in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023? Not sure what classes you need to finish? Meet with a counselor now to complete a grad check or evaluation.

For Spring/Summer 2023, schedule by March 13, 2023 and follow these steps:

Step 1

You can make an appointment with a counselor for a Graduation Check or Evaluation if you are due to graduate in Spring/Summer 2023. We encourage you to make your appointments now so you know what classes you need in Spring. The final Graduation Evaluation deadline to meet with a counselor is March 13, 2023. All appointments must be completed no later than this date.

(If you are graduating this fall, please continue to submit your petitions by making an appointment and completing Step 2.)

Appointments can be done by phone, in-person, or via Zoom:

760-384-6219 at Ridgecrest / Indian Wells Valley, and Kern River Valley / Lake Isabella

760-384-6219 for CC Online students
760-384-6280 at East Kern Center: Tehachapi and Edwards AFB

760-872-1565 at ESCC Bishop
760-934-2875 at ESCC Mammoth Lakes

Step 2

Complete a Petition to Graduate

Please note: The name that will appear on your award will be your legal name; however, preferred names can be used in commencement programs. If you have undergone a name change, you will need to update with Admissions & Records office.

Step 3

If you have attended any other colleges and are using those units to graduate or are using AP scores or Language other than English from high school, an OFFICIAL copy of your transcripts must be on file in our Admissions & Records Office. If your official transcripts are not on file, your degree or certificate will not be processed.

For Language other than English credit, order an official copy of your transcript from your high school. Order AP Scores from College Board.

The Admissions & Records office can accept secure, electronic official transcripts through services like Parchment and National Student Clearinghouse. Check with your high school or other colleges to verify if they can send official transcripts electronically through a secure server such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. If the other institutions are unable to send the transcripts electronically, please have them mailed directly to:

Admissions & Records
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Order your transcript here.

Step 4

After you have met with a counselor or advisor and completed your evaluation and Petition for Graduation, you will receive communication by mail regarding important graduation information.

  • Invitations and announcements
  • Caps and gowns
  • Rehearsal date and time

ESCC students will receive communication via email from Greg Kost regarding the ceremonies on your campus.

Step 5

Pay any past due balances. A past due balance may delay the processing of your award. Check your student account or call Admissions & Records at 760-384-6374 to pay your balance.