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Petitions for graduation should be filed in the office of Admissions and Records one semester before the student expects to graduate.  The deadlines for filing petitions for the 2016 - 2017 academic year are:

Commencement exercises are held once a year at the end of the spring semester for those students who complete the requirements for graduation during the year or the summer session.

Graduation Office at (714) 564-6052
Graduation Specialist:
  • Christine Gorlato (714) 564-6110 (A-L)
  • Gina Wilson (714) 564-6089 (M-Z)
  • Tina Pov (714) 564-6016


Unit Requirements:  Students must complete at least 60 degree units with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.  Courses designated with the letter "N" preceding the course number are not degree applicable courses.

Residency requirements:  A minimum of 12 units must be taken at Santa Ana College.  At least six of these units must be in courses required for the major.

Major requirements:  Each degree and certificate program specifies courses required for the major (please see college catalog).  Students must complete these courses with a grade of C or better.

Note:  Transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file in the Admissions Office.



Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: