Graduation Preparation

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.

Check out the steps below to ensure you’re on the right track to completing your degree or certificate.

Steps to Graduate

  1. Log into DegreeWorks to check on your progress toward your degree or certificate. DegreeWorks is in mySierra 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 or 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.

 Commencement Event

When to Expect 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

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

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.

Order Official Transcripts (mySierra)

You can also view or print your unofficial transcript in mySierra. Learn more about ordering transcripts.