Graduation Information

Graduation Information

August 2020 Virtual Commencement

Due to conditions associated with COVID-19, the Summer 2020 graduation ceremony will be held virtually. The virtual ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 and will be broadcast via the College’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Graduates can submit their photo via this form by July 17.

Graduates who do not wish to participate in the Virtual Commencement can opt-out via this form by July 17.

Questions regarding graduation can be emailed to

Application for Graduation

Whether you plan to participate in commencement or not, it is your responsibility (not the responsibility of your instructor/advisor) to apply for graduation by the deadline for the semester in which you intend to graduate. The deadline for December 2020 graduation is to be determined. 

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must have an accumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate.
  • Students must have completed 25% of their degree requirement from Del Mar College.
  • All subsequent degrees must differ from prior degree by 20% of the required semester hours.
  • Successful completion of program requirements is required for graduation from Del Mar College.
  • Submit all transcripts from other schools arrive to the Student Enrollment Center before the end of the term you are applying for graduation.
  • Participation in commencement or inclusion in printed materials does not ensure graduation from Del Mar College.
  • Evaluation of requirements will begin after final grades are posted for the term.
  • If requirements are met, you will receive your diploma 6 – 8 weeks after commencement.


Submit your signed graduation application with a system generated academic evaluation signed and dated by your academic advisor by the deadline for the semester you intend to complete your program requirements. Applications can be submitted in person at the East Campus or West Campus Registrar’s Office or via email at Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Printable Application for Graduation (PDF)

Please contact if you have any questions about the application process.

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


If you are a participant, you may purchase your regalia (cap and gown) and commencement announcements at the DMC Bookstore in the Harvin Student Center. If you would like more information, you may call the bookstore at (361) 884-1823.


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

Page last updated July 8, 2020.