Graduation Information

Graduation Information

May 2021 Virtual Commencement

The Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed at beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021. The ceremony will be broadcast on these platforms:

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. 

Graduation application deadlines will be posted here when dates are set.

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.

Application Packet

Submit your completed and signed graduation application with a system generated academic evaluation signed and dated by your academic advisor from the department of your major. Your complete application packet must be received by the deadline for the semester you intend to complete your program requirements. Application packets can be submitted via email at or in person at the East Campus or West Campus Registrar’s Office. Incomplete application packets 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


Graduation regalia can be purchased online at For more information, contact the DMC Bookstore by email at or by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at (361) 884-1823. 


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

Page last updated May 11, 2021.