Deadlines for Degrees & Certificates

The applications for degrees and certificates will be available to students from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, September 22, 2023.

July 5, 2023:

  • First day to apply for fall 2023 graduation
  • First day to apply for fall 2023 vocational certificates

September 22, 2023:

  • Deadline to apply for fall 2023 graduation

When you believe you are ready to transfer, you may want to consider applying for CSU or IGETC certification. Certification is verification of the general education classes that you’ve taken, so that once you transfer, you won’t have to retake those classes. CSU and CSU IGETC certification are geared toward transferring to CSUs and UC IGETC certification is geared toward transferring to UCs.

Cypress College offers certificates, associate degrees, and one bachelor degree (in Funeral Services).

Graduation requirements for the associate degree are prescribed by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the NOCCCD Board of Trustees.

Submitting Your Completed Application

Applications for degrees and certificates must be submitted online via the following electronic forms:

Certificate of AchievementCertificate of Achievement Application
CSU GE Breadth and IGETC ApplicationCSU GE Breadth and IGETC Application
Graduation App – ADTGraduation Application-ADT
Graduation App – BachelorsGraduation Application-Bachelors Degree
Graduation App – EmphasisGraduation Application-Emphasis Degree
Graduation App – OccupationalGraduation Application-Occupational Degree
Exception Petition – DeadlinesPetition for Exception – Degree/Certificate Deadlines Available to apply: Monday, June 12, 2023 to Thursday, June 22, 2023

Please note that students must use their myGateway credentials to access the forms above.

Below is a Brief Summary of Your Educational Options

Option I – Transfer Majors

Transfer programs include course work in an academic area, general education requirements, and elective work for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate institution.

Transfer Application Form

Option II – Occupational

This degree is designed for students who desire an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science with an occupational major.

Occupational Application Form

Option III – Emphasis Degree

The Emphasis Degree is designed for individuals who desire an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree with a broad general education background.

Emphasis Degree Application Form

Option IV – Certificate Programs

Are you interested in increased productivity or gaining specialized training? We offer certificates.

Certificate Application Form

Option V – Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service program must complete a minimum of 120 units of coursework.

Bachelor’s Degree Application Form