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Graduation Information for Bachelor's Degree Candidates

Eligibility for Graduation

You are eligible to apply for graduation after accumulating at least 150 quarter units. You are encouraged to apply at least two quarters before your expected date of graduation. We recommend that you meet with your major academic advisor to review your academic record and determine the term in which you will be completing your final degree requirements.

Applying for Graduation

To ensure that you have all the information you need to complete this process on time, we have put together a checklist you should review as you prepare to file for your graduation.

◊ Graduation Application Fee

The application form and a $40.00 fee should be taken to the Cashier's Office. Payment can also be made online with a credit card. A receipt of the transaction must accompany the application if paid online. After payment of the fee, submit the printed application form to the Evaluations Unit in the Office of Admissions and Records.  A $15 late fee will be assessed to all applications filed after the deadline.

◊ Application Forms and Filing Deadlines

Term in which you will complete your degree requirements

Deadline to Apply


$15 Late Fee Assessed


Summer 2012

April 20, 2012


April 21-May 4, 2012


Fall 2012

July 13, 2012


July 14-27, 2012


Winter 2013

Sept. 28, 2012

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Sept. 29-Oct. 12, 2012

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Spring 2013

Jan. 28, 2013

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Jan. 29-Feb. 8, 2013

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What to Expect after Applying for Graduation

Initial Evaluation
The evaluators will perform an initial evaluation of your progress toward degree completion using the appropriate catalog for the General Education and your major and minor requirements. A degree check analysis will be sent to you by email within four to six weeks after receiving your application.

Exceptions, Waiver and Substitutions
If there is any change in your major or minor requirements, it will be your responsibility to meet with your department chair or deans to get the necessary waiver and/or substitution. All approved waiver and/or substitution forms must be forwarded to the Evaluation Unit within the Admissions and Records Office no later than the beginning of the quarter you plan to graduate.

The Final Degree Check
A final review of your academic record will be completed at the end of the term in which you have applied to graduate. If you have completed all the degree requirements, your degree will be awarded. If you have not completed all the degree requirements at that time, you will be notified via email of any outstanding requirements with further instructions. We recommend that you contact your evaluator with any questions upon receipt of this notice.

If you do not qualify for graduation at the end of the quarter for which you applied, you must submit a new application for the quarter you plan to complete the requirements. There is a $40.00 fee for re-applying.

See Additional Information for further details about residency requirements, graduating with honors, diplomas, and more.