commencement 2017: Graduation Requirements
Conferring of Degrees
Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) awards the Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), and Associate of Science for Transfer (A.S.-T.) degrees in selected curricula to indicate the satisfactory completion of 60 or more units of course credits.
The Counseling Office and the Office of Admissions & Records will evaluate all petitions for graduation to determine eligibility for A.A., A.S., or A.S-T. degrees. Students who applied for summer and fall degrees have been evaluated and awarded, thus are classified as graduates. Students who applied for a Spring 2017 degree will be evaluated once the semester’s final grades have been submitted, thus are classified as candidates for graduation.
Graduates and candidates for graduation will receive a commemorative diploma cover at the Commencement ceremony to symbolize the conferring of a degree. Once final grades have been reviewed and applied to transcripts, the Office of Admissions & Records will send a letter to students indicating that their degrees are ready and may be picked up in the Admissions & Records Office at LASC. Your degree will also be posted on your official Los Angeles Southwest College transcript.
Petitioning for Graduation
All students meeting requirements must complete the petition in order to receive the degree. Students should contact a counselor while in their last semester of classes in order to file a petition. All coursework must be completed or in progress at the time of filing. The first day to file a graduation petition follows the last day to add a class.
Coursework taken at institutions outside the Los Angeles Community College District must be documented with an official transcript filed in the Office of Admissions and Records.