Graduation Application Procedure

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Application Filing Periods

The Application for Graduation must be filed in accordance with the following schedule. Failure to apply in accordance with the schedule below could delay your degree past your intended graduation date. Also there will be additional fees assessed for applying after the regular deadline.

Degree Conferral TermRegular DeadlineLate Deadline
Fall SemesterJuly 1September 15
Spring SemesterOctober 1Last day of fall semester
Summer SessionFebruary 1April 15

Please note that if the above dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the previous working day.

Graduation Applications Filed Before or By the Deadline

The Degree Checks (Graduation Evaluations) for students who submit the Application for Graduation by the published deadlines are reviewed in date received/filed order. The timely filing of the Application for Graduation will insure the degree checks will be processed prior to the last day to add classes for the term of anticipated graduation.

Graduation Applications Filed After the Deadline

Requests to file an Application for Graduation after the regular deadline requires an additional $15.00 fee and must be submitted with the application and $35.00 graduation processing/diploma fee to be processed.

Bachelor's Degree Candidates

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Each prospective graduate must file for graduation. A student is eligible to apply for graduation if fewer than 10 courses are needed to complete the degree and after completion of 100 semester units. The Application for Graduation [PDF], also available in the Office of Admissions & Records, should be taken to the Cashier's Office with payment during the announced filing periods. Please direct all questions regarding graduation procedures to the Customer Service Unit at (310) 243-3645. 

Master's Degree Candidates

Each prospective graduate must file for graduation. The Application for Graduation [PDF], also available in the Office of Admissions & Records, should be taken to the Cashier's Office with payment during the announced filing periods. Please direct all questions regarding graduation procedures to the Graduation Unit of the Office of Admissions & Records.