Spring & Summer 2015 diplomas are available at Admissions & Records
In order to receive a diploma, a student must have been awarded an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Skills Competency Award. Submit the Application for Degree or Certificate of Achievement to the Counseling Center. To obtain a Skills Competency Award, submit the SCA Application to Admissions & Records.
Unless otherwise posted:
For degrees and certificates awarded in the Fall semester, diplomas are available
no sooner than late March
For degrees and certificates awarded in the Spring semester, diplomas are available no sooner than late September
For degrees and certificates awarded in the Summer semester, diplomas are available no sooner than late October
Diplomas for degrees and certificates awarded for prior semesters are generally available within two to three weeks after they are posted to a student's academic record. The availability of Skills Competency Awards will vary by program and completion date. To confirm that your diploma, certificate, or SCA is available, please call (805) 965-0581 ext. 2956 or email email@example.com.
To pick up your diploma, visit Admissions & Records, SS-110. Photo ID is required. There is no charge to pick up your original diploma. Diplomas will not be released if you have outstanding financial obligations to SBCC.
If you are unable to come to campus, you may designate another person to pick up your diploma. The designee will need to bring written permission from you and a copy of your photo ID, along with his/her ID. Call (805) 965-0581 ext. 2956 for more information.
To have your diploma mailed, submit the Mailing Request Form. The mailing fee may be paid in person at the Cashier's Office, via check (payable to SBCC), or charged directly to your Pipeline account at the time of mailing. The mailing fee is $6.50 to U.S. addresses and $10 to international addresses.
Multiple degrees of the same type (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Certificate of Achievement) earned in the same semester will be printed on one diploma. There is no additional charge for mailing multiple diplomas in one order. If you wish to have your degrees printed on separate diplomas, additional charges will apply. Call (805) 965-0581 ext. 2956 or visit Admissions & Records for more information.
To order additional or replacement copies of your diploma for an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Skills Competency Award, submit the Duplicate Request Form. There is a $20 fee per copy, in addition to the standard mailing fee of $6.50 (U.S.) or $10 (international). Duplicate/replacement diplomas awarded for prior semesters are generally available within one to two weeks.
The commencement ceremony is held once per year. Information is mailed to graduates and candidates during the spring semester. Please keep your mailing address current in Pipeline. Diplomas are not distributed at Commencement. For more information about commencement, contact Grace Twedt in the Office of Student Life at (805) 965-0581 ext. 2237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions & Records does not process Department Awards. Questions about obtaining Department Awards should be directed to the individual department.
Admissions & Records does not process President's Honor Roll awards. For Information about the President's Honor Roll, contact Grace Twedt in the Office of Student Life at (805) 965-0581 ext. 2237 or email@example.com.
Admissions & Records does not process GED requests. For information about obtaining a copy of your GED, contact the Schott Center (Continuing Education Division Headquarters) at 687-0812 or view information about requesting a transcript.
Admissions & Records does not process certification requests for IGETC or CSU GE Breadth to be sent to four-year colleges and universities. For more information about certification, contact the Transfer Center. Certificates of Achievement in IGETC or CSU GE Breadth follow the same availability rules as other degree and certificates.