Spring 2021 diplomas will not be available until late summer / early fall at the earliest. Application status for degrees and certificates can be viewed on unofficial transcripts in Pipeline. Only awarded degrees and certificates appear on official SBCC transcripts. Click here to order transcripts.
In order to receive a diploma, a student must first be awarded an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Skills Competency Award (SCA).
In-person diploma pickup is currently unavailable. Mailing fees for diplomas are temporarily waived. The mailing request form (see link below) is required. You are encouraged
to use a U.S. mailing address whenever possible. There are no tracking or rush shipment
services for diplomas.
Submit the mailing request form to have your diploma shipped:
Tips for completing the form online: Fill out the form in an Internet browser on a computer. Click the printer icon. Select "Save as PDF" as the print destination. Email the completed PDF to email@example.com. DO NOT SUBMIT A BLANK FORM.
Click here to download the SCA Application (fillable PDF). Do not use this form for Associate Degrees or Certificates of Achievement.
Note: Skills Competency Awards do not appear on SBCC transcripts and are not included in Commencement. In most cases, availability dates are the same as those for other types of diplomas.
Unless otherwise notified, diplomas for degrees, certificates, and Skills Competency Awards are available by the following dates:
Awarded for the most recent Fall Semester: April 1
Awarded for the most recent Spring Semester: October 1
Awarded for the most recent 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.
Older Diplomas: Diplomas are kept on file at A&R indefinitely. For degrees and certificates retroactively awarded for previous academic years, diplomas are generally printed within two to three weeks after they are posted to a student's SBCC transcript. To confirm that your diploma, certificate, or SCA is available, please contact Amanda Neal, SBCC Degree Analyst: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple programs of study of the same type (AA/AA-T, AS/AS-T, Certificate, or Skills Comp Award) awarded in the same semester will be printed on one diploma, up to a maximum of four associate degrees or three certificates/SCAs per diploma.
NOTE: In-person services are currently suspended. Complete the Mailing Request Form to obtain your diploma.
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.
Complete the Mailing Request Form.
Note: Mailing fees are waived while in-person services are suspended. This waiver is temporary.
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 email@example.com.
All diplomas on file will be mailed together. Financial holds must be cleared 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.
If you have already received your original diploma and need additional copies, or if you have lost your original diploma and need a replacement, complete the Duplicate Request Form.
There is a $20 fee per diploma. 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.
Submit the completed form to the Degree Analyst: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duplicate/replacement diplomas are generally mailed within two to three weeks after a request is received.
Contact the individual department. Admissions & Records does not process or mail these awards.
Contact the Office of Student Life. Admissions & Records does not process or mail these awards.
Contact the Campus Store. Admissions & Records does not distribute diploma covers or other commencement supplies.
Certification requests for IGETC or CSU GE Breadth to be sent to four-year colleges and universities are processed by the University Transfer Center. Diplomas for Certificates of Achievement in IGETC and CSU GE Breadth are not printed. 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: