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After you choose a degree program, meet with your counselor regularly to make sure you are on track to complete your program. We do not automatically confer degrees because eligibility requirements vary.
Degree Petition Checklist
Before you submit a degree petition, ask yourself the following questions:
- What catalog year am I following?
Usually, students follow the current catalog year. However, if you are following degree requirements from an old catalog, then you must have maintained catalog rights.
- Have I met (or will I meet) all of my degree requirements with a "C" grade or better?
Remember that you must complete all degree requirements by the end of the semester in which you petition.
- Have I taken at least 12 units toward my degree at my home college?
- Did I take classes toward my degree at another Los Rios college?
If you have, then confirm with a counselor that those units count toward your degree.
For the purpose of graduating or earning a certificate from any college in the Los Rios Community College District, a student who attends at least one session (whether quarter, semester, or summer) in each calendar year at any California community college, California State University, University of California, or any regionally accredited institution of higher education, may choose to meet the requirements in effect at the Los Rios college from which the student intends to graduate, as follows:
- Requirements that were in effect at the time the student was admitted to a Los Rios college
- Requirements that were in effect at the time the student originally enrolled in an accredited college
- Requirements that were in effect at the intended date of graduation from a Los Rios college
Double-Check Your Records
Make sure the following information is on file in the admissions and records office before you file a degree petition:
- Official transcripts and approved course substitution forms (or documentation from a counselor) for units completed at a college outside of Los Rios Community College District
- Official copies of AP/IB/CLEP test scores, if applicable
- A copy of DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if you are a veteran and you want credit for military units
- List of courses in progress if you are attending another college (official transcripts will be required at the end of the semester for final degree evaluation)
- Copies of required competency tests, if applicable
Make an appointment with your counselor to file your degree petition. Make an appointment early – spots fill up fast!
To file your petition with a counselor, call the counseling office and make an appointment.
Petition Filing Deadlines
- Fall 2019: Friday, October 4, 2019 (annually, the first Friday of October)
- Spring 2020: Friday, March 6, 2020 (annually, the first Friday of March)
- Summer 2020: Friday, June 26, 2020 (annually, the fourth Friday of June)
- Fall 2020: Friday, October 2, 2019 (annually, the first Friday of October)
Approval or Denial
You will be notified via email if your petition is approved or denied.
If denied, then you will be notified of the missing requirements and advised to submit a new petition. If approved, then your degree will be posted to your transcript at the end of the semester.
We mail degrees to the address listed on your petition, unless you choose to pick up your degree. You will be notified when your degree is available for pick-up.
|Petition Semester||Petition Deadline||Approval/Denial Date||Mailed or Ready for Pick-Up|
|Summer||Fourth Friday in June||Mid-November or December||Mid-February|
|Fall||First Friday in October||End of April||Mid-June|
|Spring||First Friday in March||Mid-September or October||Mid-November|
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