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Students at Commencement

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.

Diploma Pick Up/Mailing

Multiple Diplomas
Department Awards
President's Honor Roll
Adult High School/GED
IGETC & CSU GE Verification

Availability of Diplomas

Unless otherwise posted, diplomas for degrees, certificates, and Skills Competency Awards are available no sooner than:

Awarded in Fall Semester: April 1
Awarded in Spring Semester: October 1
Awarded in Summer Sessions: November 1

Diplomas for degrees and certificates awarded for older semesters 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

Pick Up/Mailing

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. Admissions & Records hours are:

Monday & Thursday:  8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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.

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. The mailing fee is $6.50 to U.S. addresses and $10 to international addresses.

Multiple Diplomas

Multiple programs of the same type (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Certificate of Achievement, or Skills Comp) 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 all programs of study printed on separate diplomas, additional charges will apply. Use the Duplicate Request Form to request separate printing. Call (805) 965-0581 ext. 2956 or visit Admissions & Records for more information.

Duplicates & Replacements

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

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. For information about the President's Honor Roll, contact Grace Twedt in the Office of Student Life at (805) 965-0581 ext. 2237 or


The Degree Analyst does not process Adult High School/GED requests. For more information, contact Student Services at the Schott Center at 805-898-8160 or view information about requesting a transcript.

IGETC & CSU GE Verification

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. Effective Fall 2015, printed Certificates of Achievement in IGETC or CSU GE Breadth are not produced. To confirm that your certificate has been awarded, view your SBCC transcript. 


See Transcripts for information about requesting official and unofficial transcripts from SBCC. Please do not send transcript inquiries or requests for grades to the Degree Analyst.

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