Cerro Coso Community College

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Spring/Summer 2021 Grads

Are you planning to graduate with a degree or certificate in Spring 2021? Please follow these steps:

Step 1

You can make an appointment with a counselor for a Grad Check if you believe you are due to graduate in Spring 2021. We will post Graduation Evaluation and Petition deadlines here starting in September.

Appointments can be made in-person at the Counseling office on your campus or by calling:

760-384-6219 at Ridgecrest / Indian Wells Valley
760-384-6219 for CC Online students
760-379-5501 at Kern River Valley Lake Isabella
661-258-8644 at East Kern Center: Edwards AFB
661-823-4986 at East Kern Center: Tehachapi
760-872-1565 at ESCC Bishop
760-934-2875 at ESCC Mammoth Lakes

Step 2

Complete a Petition for Graduation.

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 college and are using those units to graduate or are using AP scores from high school, an OFFICIAL copy of your high school transcripts and College Board AP Scores must be on file in our Admissions & Records Office. If these official transcripts (high school and College Board AP-are not on file, your degree or certificate will not be processed.

Transcripts must be mailed directly to Admissions & Records:

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

If you have attended any other college and are using those units to graduate, 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.

Please allow 8-12 weeks after the end of your last semester for your degree or certificate to be processed.

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

NOTE: 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.

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