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Students at Commencement

Spring and Summer 2014 diplomas and certificates are now available at Admissions & Records

In order to receive a diploma through Admissions & Records, 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.

Diploma Pick Up/Mailing
Multiple Diplomas
Department Awards
President's Honor Roll

Availability of Diplomas & Certificates

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

Pick Up/Mailing

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 via check (payable to SBCC) or charged directly to your Pipeline account. The mailing fee is $6.50 to U.S. addresses and $10 to international addresses.

Multiple Diplomas

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.

Duplicates & Replacements

To order additional or replacement copies of your diploma or certificate, 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).


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. Information is also available online or by contacting the Educational Programs Student Support Office at (805) 965-0581 ext. 2237.

Department Awards

Admissions & Records does not process Department Awards. Questions about obtaining Department Awards should be directed to the individual department.

President's Honor Roll

Admissions & Records does not process President's Honor Roll awards. Information about the President's Honor Roll is available by contacting the Educational Programs Student Support Office at (805) 965-0581 ext. 2237.


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.

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