graduation Petition

Students who anticipate completing a degree must complete a Graduation Petition either by oneself or with a Counselor and submit online.


Note: An e-mail confirmation will be sent to your email after the last date for graduation petition submissions.  Check the Academic Calendar for deadlines.  Please save the link after submitting your petition if you want to make any future changes.

Winter 2015 Graduation Petition

Spring 2014 Graduation Petition

Summer 2014 Graduation Petition

Fall 2014 Graduation Petition


Important forms:

 Step 1

To ensure you are eligible for a degree, check if the following items are in progress or have been completed:

  • 60 degree units
  • 12 units residency
  • A “C” or better in English* and Math* competencies
  • A “C” or better in all major courses
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average

*Continuous enrollment prior to Fall 2009 may have catalog rights to English 28 & Math 115 competencies. See a counselor for information.


Step 2                    
Official transcripts from all schools attended must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records except for LACCD campuses.   Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution to West.  No transcripts will be accepted if the student brings them in person, even if they are sealed.


Step 3                    
A Transcript Evaluation Petition must be filled out requesting transfer credit for courses taken outside of the LACCD or you are trying to substitute a course or receiving credit from test scores.


Step 4             
Check that you are following one of the General Education Plans:

  • Plan A, Plan B, CSU GE*, or IGETC GE*

*For CSU and IGETC GE’s, students should consult with a counselor.


Check that you are following one of the Degree types:

  • Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, AA-T*, or AS-T*.

* For AA-T or AS-T degrees, students should consult with a counselor.


List the title of your Degree, and Area of Emphasis if necessary:

  • Example: Liberal Arts & Sciences, Emphasis in Arts & Humanities


Step 5                     

Submit the completed Graduation Petition by following one of the links above.