Degree/Certificate Request Form

In order to obtain your degree/certificate, you must submit an online request by the published deadline.

Deadlines to File a Degree/Certificate Request

  • March 1 for spring and summer graduation
  • October 1 for fall graduation

How to File a Degree/Certificate Request

There is no fee to request a degree/certificate. You should be enrolled in or have completed the final courses required for your degree/certificate before requesting (exception, summer degrees/certificates must be requested prior to enrollment or completion). 

  1. Log in to mySierra.
  2. Click on "Counseling, Academic Planning, and Degree Planner"
  3. Click on "Request Degree/Certificate
  4. On the Request for Degree or Certificate page, click on the graduation term you're completing your degree/certificate, and press Next. 
  5. Continue to fill in the form with your information, press Submit
  6. You will receive an email confirmation for each degree/certificate you request. 

Degree/Certificate Requirements

The following must be met to be awarded your degree or certificate: 


Complete your major requirements with grades "C" or better

Earn grades of "C" or better in all required courses

Complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units

Complete at least 50% of required coursework at Sierra College (units received by Credit for Prior Learning do not count toward this requirement)

12 units must be completed at Sierra College (units received by Credit for Prior Learning do not count toward this requirement)

Earn a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all degree-applicable courses  

Did you know...?

  • You will receive a status update in your email as your request is reviewed
  • You may request multiple degrees/certificates
  • You can use courses to fulfill major requirements for more than one degree



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