Graduation Information

Graduation Information


You must submit a graduation application packet to get your degree(s) conferred and have the option of participating in the commencement ceremony. It is your responsibility (not your instructor/advisor) to apply for graduation by the deadline for the semester in which you intend to graduate.

You must submit your completed, accurate, and signed graduation application packet which includes your application with a system-generated academic evaluation(s) signed and dated by your academic advisor from the department of your major for each major you are applying. Here is a link to academic advisor information.

Submit your graduation application packet via email to by the deadline for the semester you intend to complete your program requirements. Incomplete application packets are not accepted.

Printable Application for Graduation (PDF)

Click here to complete the Graduation Application WebForm

Contact if you have any questions about the application process.

Graduation Requirements

  • All correspondence goes to your WebDMC email account.
  • Participation in commencement and inclusion in printed materials does not ensure graduation from Del Mar College.
  • You must complete all program requirements by the end of the term you are applying.
  • Evaluation of credentials will begin after the final grades post.
  • Successful completion of program requirements is required for graduation.
  • An accumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.
  • You must complete 25% of their degree requirement from Del Mar College.
  • All subsequent degrees must differ from any prior degree from Del Mar College by 20% of the required semester hours.
  • If all requirements are met, you will receive your diploma 6 – 8 weeks after commencement.


  • Summer 2024 (Conferral ONLY): Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Fall 2024 (Commencement Ceremony): Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Commencement Ceremony

  • There is no commencement ceremony for Summer.
  • Fall Semester 2024 Commencement Ceremony: Friday, December 13, 2024
  • Name Card Information
    The handout located below will give you information on what to do with the Name Card you are given before the graduation ceremony.
    Name Card Information


You can purchase commencement ceremony regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) online at or by contacting the DMC Bookstore by email at or by phone (361) 884-1823 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Live Stream

The Commencement ceremony will be streamed live. The page link will be available 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Watch Commencement Ceremony



Diplomas are mailed to you within approximately six to eight business weeks after the semester ends.

Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Page last updated May 31, 2024.