Graduation Deadline Flyer

Graduation Petitions may be submitted via email to
Official Transcripts must be on file prior to submission. 

Students who wish to earn an Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement must submit a Graduation Petition by the scheduled deadlines. Students are encouraged to submit a petition once they have completed a minimum of 30.0 semester units of coursework. There is only one Commencement Ceremony each academic year held at the end of the Spring semester.  The 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024. Please review the following for more information regarding the Graduation Petition process:

1. Meet with Your Counselor
Schedule an appointment with the Counseling Department online or by phone at 831-755-6820. It is highly recommended that students schedule an appointment with the Counseling Department at least one semester prior to a student's intended completion date. Counselors will review course requirements related to the proposed program and/or major with the student during a scheduled appointment. If courses from other institutions are required for graduation, official transcripts must be on file with the Admissions and Records Office.

2. Submit Official Transcripts
All official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office prior to submitting a Graduation Petition. Examples include: Official High School Transcripts, Official Transcripts from other institutions, and Advanced Placement Scores.

Sealed Official Transcripts can be submitted to the following address:
Hartnell College
Admissions and Records
411 Central Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901

Electronic Official Transcripts that require an email can be sent to:

3. Submit Your Graduation Petition
Submit a Petition for Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement to the Admissions and Records Office by the deadlines listed below. Official Transcripts may be submitted with Graduation Petitions if required.

Semester of Completion Graduation Petition Deadline
Summer 2023 June 8, 2023
Fall 2023 September 28, 2023
Spring 2024 December 7, 2023
Summer 2024 June 6, 2024

Please Note:  
Students who graduated during the Summer 2023 and/or Fall 2023 Semester are eligible to participate in the 2024 Commencement Ceremony. Prospective Spring 2024 candidates are also invited to participate provided that the candidate is enrolled in the remaining courses required to graduate during the Spring 2024 semester. A commencement information packet will be mailed or emailed to all eligible graduates and candidates in early May.  

Duplicate Diploma Requests are currently unavailable. Requests will be available at a later date.


Admissions & Records Service Hours*
Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fridays 8:00am – 1:00pm

*Hours are subject to change and will be posted at the entrance.




Who To Contact

  • Admissions and Records
    Phone: (831) 755-6711 Fax: (831) 759-6014
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B-121
    B - Student Services
  • Stacy Gomes
    Records Evaluator
    Phone: 831-755−6713
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B-128
    B - Student Services
  • Domonique Hill
    Records Evaluator
    Phone: (831) 755-6711 ext. 7713
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B-128
    B - Student Services
  • Jutta West
    Records Evaluator
    Phone: (831) 755-6712
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B-128
    B - Student Services