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Apply for Your Degree or Certificate

Once you meet all the requirements, apply for your AA/AS,  ADT or Certificate of Achievement by meeting with a Foothill counselor to complete the graduation petition for your Foothill academic program.

See deadlines to submit petitions by quarter.

Follow Steps for Graduation Petition

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

Appointments with Foothill counselors are available  in-person, via telephone, or Zoom.

Prepare for Your Appointment

Gather your transcripts, AP scores, any other pertinent documents related to your degree or certificate to bring to your appointment.

To refer to your degree or certificate requirements by catalog year,  view them here:

Complete Petition Form During Your Appointment

Meet with your counselor at your scheduled time to fill out the online degree or certificate petition form.


Claim Your Digital Diploma

Starting with Spring 2022 graduates, Foothill College has partnered with Parchment to provide a digital version of your diploma. This makes it easy to share your accomplishments with family, friends and potential employers.

Upon completion of your degree, you will receive an email in about 3 weeks to electronically ‘Claim’ your diploma. You can log in to your Parchment account at any time to share your diploma again and again. You will then have permanent online access to your digital diploma. Learn full details here

Apply for Your Degree or Certifcate

Follow Steps to Petition for Graduation

To refer to your degree or certificate requirements by catalog year,  view them here:

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Counseling Center


Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302

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