Students at commencement ceremony

Diplomas

In order to receive a diploma from Admissions & Records, a student must first be awarded an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Skills Competency Award (SCA).


  • Click here to download the SCA Application. Do not use for Associate Degrees or Certificates of Achievement. 

    Note: Skills Competency Awards do not appear on SBCC transcripts and are not included in Commencement. 


  • Diplomas for degrees, certificates, and Skills Competency Awards are available by the following dates:

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

    If you have not submitted the Mailing Request Form, notification will be sent to your Pipeline email when diplomas are available. 

    Diplomas for degrees and certificates retroactively awarded in previous academic years 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 contact Amanda Neal, Degree Analyst: (805) 965-0581 ext. 2956 or aneal@sbcc.edu.

    Multiple programs of the same type (AA/AA-T, AS/AS-T, Certificate, or Skills Comp) earned in the same semester will be printed on one diploma, up to a maximum of four programs. 


  • Pick up your diploma at 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 financial holds. Admissions & Records hours are:

    Monday & Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM 
    Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM 
    Friday: 8 AM - 1 PM

    If you are unable to come to campus, you may designate another person to pick up your diploma by completing the Diploma Release Authorization


  • Submit the Mailing Request Form. The mailing fee may be paid in person at the Cashier, via check (payable to SBCC), or charged directly to your Pipeline account after the form is received by A&R. The mailing fee is $6.50 to U.S. addresses and $10 to international addresses. If you select the Pipeline payment option, the completed form may be returned to the Degree Analyst via email at aneal@sbcc.edu.

    There is no additional charge for mailing multiple diplomas in one order. All fees must be paid before diplomas will be released.


    Note: If your mailing address changes after the request form has been submitted, it is your responsibility to notify the Degree Analyst. Changes to your address in Pipeline will not affect diploma mailing addresses. 


  • 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) when applicable. Fees may be paid in person at the Cashier, via check (payable to SBCC), or charged directly to your Pipeline account after the form is received by A&R.

    If you select the Pipeline payment option and have verified that you are able to access your Pipeline account, the completed form may be returned to the Degree Analyst via email at aneal@sbcc.edu

    Duplicate/replacement diplomas awarded for prior semesters are generally available within one to two weeks after a request is received.


  • The 
    commencement ceremony is held once per year. Information is posted online and emailed to graduates and candidates during the spring semester.

    Diplomas are not distributed at Commencement. For more information about commencement, contact the Office of Student Life.


  • Contact the individual department. Admissions & Records does not process these awards.


  • Contact the Office of Student Life. Admissions & Records does not process or mail these awards.


  • Admissions & Records does not process these diplomas. Contact Student Services at the Schott Center at 805-898-8160 or view information about requesting a transcript.


  • Certification requests for IGETC or CSU GE Breadth to be sent to four-year colleges and universities are processed by the Transfer Center. Printed Certificates of Achievement in IGETC and CSU GE Breadth are not produced. To confirm that your certificate has been awarded, check your SBCC transcript. 


  • See the Transcripts page for information about ordering transcripts. Please do not send transcript inquiries or requests for grades to the Degree Analyst.


  • For more information, contact:

    Amanda Neal
    Degree Analyst
    (805) 965-0581 ext. 2956
    aneal@sbcc.edu