If you are ready to graduate, transfer to a UC or CSU, or need to substitute or waive a major requirement, Evaluations is here to assist you. Our goal is to provide a smooth process for your continued success!
We are currently accepting petitions for Summer 2013 term (see information regarding deadlines below).
Petition for Graduation (AA/AS) or Certificate of Achievement
Southwestern College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science degrees and Certificates of Achievement. A candidate does not automatically receive the degree upon completion of all requirements and must submit a petition if they would like to receive a degree or certificate. Petition deadlines are listed below. All official transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file at the time a petition is received and must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office (no hand-carried transcripts are accepted). All transcripts are required regardless of the usability of the credits. Click here for Grad Petition.
Certificate of Proficiency (17 or less units): Please Note: It will not be listed on the official transcript and is not recognized at the Commencement Ceremony. Click here for the form
Deadlines to Submit
Petitions must be received prior to the deadline date and will only be processed for the semester in which they are received.
Petition for GEBR/IGETC Certification
If you are planning to transfer to the California State University System (GEBR) or the University of California System (IGETC) and completed all your lower division general education requirements, you may request certification in one of two ways:
- When you are petitioning for graduation, fill out the section stating your intention to transfer, or
- You may file a Petition for General Education Certification online. It is recommended you see a counselor to make sure you have completed your transfer general education courses. Click here for the form
Petition of Substitution of Major Requirement
A student must request permission to substitute a course that is required in the major. Please download the petition and submit to the appropriate school dean for approval. Click here for the PDF
Petition to Waive Major Requirement
A student must request permission to waive a course that is required in the major. Please download the petition and submit to the appropriate school dean for approval. Click here for the PDF
Duplicate Diploma Request
To order a duplicate diploma, the cost is $12. Download the form and bring in to Evaluations for confirmation of degree. Click here for PDF
To receive credit for AP, IB, CLEP or DANTES, you must request your scores to be sent to Admissions. Once the scores are on file, you may petition to receive credit. Credit will not be awarded for courses in which credit was already earned. Please refer to the catalog for a sampling of credit recommendations for the listed exams; credit is not posted to the transcript.
Students who have a background in computers may have the Computer Literacy requirement waived by submitting a Student Petition. You will have to provide a letter from an employer on company letterhead verifying work experience. Please download the Student Petition, attach appropriate documentation, and submit to any of the following locations: Evaluations, Admissions, HEC at Otay Mesa, San Ysidro or National City. Click here for PDF
Foreign Degree Evaluations:
If you are considering an evaluation of foreign transcripts, this must be done through an approved NACES agency. It is highly recommended that you see an academic counselor before starting this process. Click herefor a list of approved NACES agencies.
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