If you have completed all the other requirements for graduation, you may participate in the Spring graduation ceremony if you are enrolled for that last class for the summer term at SMC. You will need to petition for graduation by April 30th. After your petition is evaluated you will be contacted by the Admissions and Records office with your eligibility to participate in the ceremony. You will need to petition for graduation again after your coursework has been completed or during the summer filing period.
The petitioning periods are :
SPRING---------------Start of Spring semester through APRIL 30
SUMMER-------------Start of Summer term through JULY 31
FALL------------------Start of Fall semester through DECEMBER 1
Your AA degree or Certificate of Achievement will not be awarded and will not appear on your transcript until you have completed the final class and re-petitioned for graduation.