Mesa Journeys



Before You can Graduate

Are You Ready to graduate?

For any questions, please contact the Mesa Evaluations office by emailing or by phone 619-388-2680.

Click here to view the Apply for Graduation Deadlines. 

Step 1: Prepare for Graduation

  • Create a education plan with Counseling.
    • All outside transcripts must be on file and evaluated to receive a degree through SDCCD. *Not applicable to apply for Certificate of Achievement completed within SDCCD.
  • Update your email, address, and phone number in the mySDCCD portal under "My Personal Information".

Step 2: Apply for Graduation

  • Apply for graduation though your MySDCCD portal. Under "My Academics" -> "Apply for Graduation". Be sure to click submit at the end!
  • Please note that if you do not see your degree and/or certificate displayed, please meet with a counselor.
  • View your graduation status under "My Academics" -> "View Graduation Status".
  • You can apply up to two (2) semesters before you plan to finish your classes/graduate. If you are earning a Degree and/or Certificate, you are required to apply for graduation. 

Graduation deadlines vary from year to year. View the current academic year graduation deadlines here. NOTE: Deadlines are final.

Apply for Graduation - view the step-by-step tutorial below.
For more information about Applying for Graduation and for deadlines, click here.

Step 3: Register to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony

  • Your participation in the Commencement Ceremony is OPTIONAL for you to receive your degree or certificate.
  • You must register if you wish participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Your invitation will contain registration information including a website where you will register to participate. 
  • The deadline to register for the 2023 Commencement Ceremony is: May 1, 2023.
  • If you need assistance with the registration website contact the Mesa Evaluations Office at 619-388-2680 or email them at

step 4: Receive Your Diploma in the mail

You will not receive your diploma for your degree or certificate at the Commencement Ceremony. Diplomas for summer, fall, and spring graduates are mailed directly to the students after ALL coursework requirements for your degree or certificate are completed successfully.

  • All financial holds must be cleared on your student account before your diploma can be mailed. 
  • Diplomas are mailed to the address listed on mySDCCD usually 8 weeks after the end of the semester.
  • You will receive a diploma cover at the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Make sure your mailing address and email is up to date. You can update your mailing address on mySDCCD. Information updated after applying for graduation should be emailed to Mesa Evaluations. 
  • Degrees and/or Certificates of Achievements will be posted on official transcripts in the following months:
      • Fall Graduates: End of January
      • Spring Graduates: End of June
      • Summer Graduates: End of September


For any questions, please contact the Mesa Evaluations office by emailing or by phone 619-388-2680.