How to Request Your Degree or Certificate

Congratulations! You’re closer than ever to completing your Associate Degree or Certificate. Whether you’re planning to transfer to a four-year university or heading into the workforce with upgraded skills, graduating from Sierra College is something to be proud of.

Steps to Graduate

  1. Log in to mySierra to check on your progress toward your degree or certificate. Locate DegreeWorks under “Counseling, Academic Planning and Degree Progress.” Learn more about DegreeWorks. If you have any questions or concerns, schedule an appointment with your Academic Counselor your Support Specialist in Sierra Connect
  2. Request your degree or certificate by October 1 for fall graduation and March 1 for spring or summer graduation.
  3. If you’re earning a degree and are interested in participating in Commencement, be sure to RSVP. Look for emails about this in March.

When to Expect Your Diploma

Allow approximately three months after the end of the semester or term you graduated to receive your diploma.

You will receive your diploma at the mailing address on file with Sierra College. If your mailing address has changed, be sure to “Update My Personal Information” in mySierra.

Degrees and Certificates of Achievement are posted on your official transcript before you receive your diploma. Check DegreeWorks for your degree and/or certificate status.

Skills certificates are not printed on the official transcript but will be mailed to the address on file.


Your transcript can be found in mySierra. Through mySierra you are able to order your official transcript or view and print your unofficial transcript.