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Process

Please read each step and follow the instructions carefully, or make an appointment with a counselor for help with this process at http://wonline.wlac.edu/esars/counseling/esars.asp. Only online submissions for graduation will be accepted.  Paper submissions are invalid.

Please read each step and follow the instructions carefully.  Only online submissions for certificates will be accepted.  Paper submissions are invalid and will be rejected. - See more at: http://www.wlac.edu/graduation/Certificate-Petitions.aspx#sthash.YzvhcKq2.dpuf
Please read each step and follow the instructions carefully.  Only online submissions for certificates will be accepted.  Paper submissions are invalid and will be rejected. - See more at: http://www.wlac.edu/graduation/Certificate-Petitions.aspx#sthash.YzvhcKq2.dpuf

Step 1

To ensure you are eligible for a degree, check if you have completed the following items, or expect to complete them this semester.

  • 60 degree units
  • 12 units completed at West
  • A “C” or better in English 101* and Math 125, 123C, or 128*
  • A “C” or better in all courses required for your major
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average

*Continuous enrollment prior to Fall 2009, you may have the right to substitute English 28 & Math 115. See a counselor for more information.


Step 2                    

If you have taken courses outside of West and the other LACCD colleges, have each college mail your transcripts to Admissions and Records, WLAC, 9000 Overland Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230.  Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records except for LACCD campuses.  We cannot accept transcripts you bring in person, even if they are sealed.  You can submit a graduation petition before sending your official transcripts to West.

You do not have to send transcripts for LACCD Colleges:

East Los Angeles College Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Los Angeles Valley College

 

Step 3                    

Fill out a Transcript Evaluation Petition to request transfer credit for courses taken outside of the LACCD, or if you are trying to substitute a course, or receiving credit from test scores.

 

Step 4             

Check that you are on track to complete one of the General Education Plans by the end of the semester:
General Ed Checklist, Plan CSU, or Plan IGETC*
*For plans using CSU or IGETC certification for General Education Requirements, students should consult with a counselor.

Check with the college catalog that you will have completed all of the courses required for the Degree by the end of the semester:
Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts for Transfer, or Associate of Science for Transfer
Students should consult with a counselor to see if all requirements have been met.

 

Step 5                    

Submit the completed Degree Petition for the semester in which you expect to finish.  Check the Academic Calendar for deadlines.  Counselors can help you fill out the form.

Note:  Students who are applying for a Paralegal Studies degree, please see the director of the Paralegal Department for an exit interview before submitting a Degree Petition.  Those who do not complete an exit interview will be automatically denied.

You must use the online form.  Paper submissions are invalid and will be rejected.

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


Important Forms