Applying for Graduation
In order to receive your degree, you must submit a graduation application.
Students should apply for graduation 2 quarters ahead of their anticipated
completion date. Students must have completed at least 135 units in
order to submit a graduation application. Courses in which you are
currently enrolled do not count towards the 135 total. The Graduation Office reviews all graduation
applications and sends out Graduation Check forms no later than the
beginning of your final quarter to verify any remaining requirements.
Students should carefully review these Graduation Check forms to be sure
that all requirements have been or will be met.
How To Apply
Graduation applications must
be submitted by your major department. It is important to contact your
department to find out their preferred procedures for completing your
graduation application. In general, you will need to complete a
graduation application form and a Bachelor's Degree worksheet, pay the
graduation application fees at the cashier's office, meet with your major
advisor, and finalize your major program. Copies of the required forms can
be obtained from your major department, from Administration 146, or from the Graduation Office website. If you are also completing a minor, you
will need to also meet with an advisor from your minor department before
your major department can submit your application. It is important to
make any necessary appointments to see an advisor well in advance.
Advisors may run out of available appointment times during the last few days
before the applications are due.
Graduation Application Filing Periods
must be submitted during the designated filing periods each quarter.
If you miss the filing period one quarter, you will have to wait until the
next quarter to submit your graduation application.
Graduation Application Fees
There are two
fees associated with applying for graduation. The first fee is a
graduation application fee. This non-refundable fee is $20 and must be
paid every time a students applied for graduation. The second fee is a
$10 diploma fee. The diploma fee is only paid one time no matter how
many times a student may submit a graduation application.
graduation application is submitted two quarters in advance, students may
not finish all requirements by their expected graduation date. As long
as you are enrolled in at least 1 class during the quarter you expected to
graduate, you will receive a one quarter waiver and your graduation
application will be automatically transferred to the next quarter. If
you do not finish by the end of the waiver quarter, you will need to submit
a new graduation application and pay the required fee.
There is one
graduation ceremony each year at the end of spring quarter. Students
who graduated in the previous 3 quarters along with those students who have
applied for a spring graduation participate in the ceremony and have their
names listed in the ceremony program. Students who have applied for a
summer graduation may participate in the ceremony in the quarter before
their anticipated graduation, however their names will not be listed in the
program until the following June. Students who will be participating
in the graduation ceremony should attend the Grad Fair held each spring.
More information about graduation can be found on the University Graduation Office website.