How do I Apply for Graduation?

Students can apply for graduation by making a video or telephone appointment to meet with a counselor. More information can be obtained by visiting http://elac.edu/Student-Services/Academic-Counseling/Connect-With-a-Counselor. During the appointment, the counselor will evaluate all student records and determine if all necessary requirements have been, or are in the process of being, met. Students should have a graduation petition processed in the spring semester in which their last required coursework is being completed. If the student’s last required coursework will be taken in the summer term, students may participate in the college’s graduation ceremony but will not be able to apply for graduation until the summer term. The counseling department processes graduation petitions in all terms except for the winter intersession.


For your name to appear in the printed program at the graduation ceremony, submit your petition with a counselor by Friday, April 22, 2022.


If you submitted your graduation petition with a counselor in Spring 2022:

The next step is to visit the ELAC Graduation webpage for the most up to date information on the graduation ceremony.

If you submitted your graduation petition in Summer/Fall 2021:

  1. View unofficial transcript via the student portal to verify degree has been awarded
  2. Check LACCD email for ineligible notification if degree is not posted
  3. Reach out to the Admissions & Records Office:

Final Evaluation:

  1. If you are eligible to graduate, your degree will be posted on your transcript approximately six to eight weeks after the end of the semester and your diploma will be mailed to you approximately ten to twelve weeks after the end of the semester.
  2. If found ineligible, an ineligible e-mail will be sent out to your student LACCD e-mail six to eight weeks after the end of the semester.
  3. If you stated on your College Application or Graduation Petition that you attended another college or university, please request official transcript to be send directly to Admissions and Records Office - East Los Angeles College.
    1. Mailing Address: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
    2. E-Transcript: admissions2@elac.edu