In order to receive a diploma from Admissions & Records, a student must first be awarded an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Skills Competency Award.
View information and the application for degrees & certificates
Download the Skills Competency Award application.
Diplomas for degrees, certificates, and Skills Competency Awards are generally available by the following dates:
Awarded for Fall: April 1
Awarded for Spring: October 1
Awarded for Summer: November 1
If you have not submitted a mailing request, notification will be sent via Pipeline
Exception: Diplomas for degrees and certificates retroactively awarded in previous academic years are generally available within two to three weeks after they are posted to a student's academic record.
To confirm that your diploma, certificate, or SCA is available, please call (805) 965-0581 ext. 2956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple programs of the same type (AA/AA-T, AS/AS-T, Certificate, or Skills Comp) earned in the same semester will be printed on one diploma, up to a maximum of four programs.
1. Pick up your diploma at 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 financial holds. Admissions & Records hours are:
Monday & Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 1 PM
2. Authorize someone to pick up your diploma: If you are unable to come to campus, you may designate another person to pick up your diploma by completing the Diploma Release Authorization.
3. 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 after
the form is received. The mailing fee is $6.50 to U.S. addresses and $10 to international
addresses. There is no additional charge for mailing multiple diplomas in one order.
Note: If your mailing address changes after the request form has been submitted, it is your responsibility to notify the Degree Analyst. Changes to your address in Pipeline will not affect diploma mailing addresses.
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 posted online and 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 the Office of Student Life.
For information about obtaining Department Awards, contact the individual department. Admissions & Records does not process these awards.
For information about the President's Honor Roll, contact the Office of Student Life.
The Degree Analyst does not process certification requests for IGETC or CSU GE Breadth sent to four-year colleges and universities. For more information about certification,
contact the Transfer Center. Printed Certificates of Achievement in IGETC or CSU GE Breadth are not produced.
To confirm that your certificate has been awarded, check your SBCC transcript.
See the Transcripts page for information about requesting official and unofficial transcripts from SBCC. Do not send transcript inquiries or requests for grades to the Degree Analyst.