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Continuing Students: Graduation Information


How and when do I apply for graduation?
Students must formally apply to graduate. They are encouraged to do so approximately one year prior to their intended graduation term. Students are eligible to apply once they've earned at least 105 college-level credits and have been admitted to at least one major.  When applying, students should take care to have one faculty advisor for each major and minor.

Undergraduate students, and students seeking a second bachelor’s degree (post-baccalaureate students), may apply for graduation online through the Banner Information System. Enter the system, and choose “Student Menu,” followed by “Graduation Menu,” and select "Apply to Graduate."
I won’t be done with all my required classes by the end of Spring Quarter of my senior year. Can I still go through Commencement?


To participate in the Commencement ceremony, you must have completed all courses necessary to fulfill graduation requirements — or be registered during Spring Quarter and/or Summer Session for the last of the courses you need to complete your degree.
  • If you can’t register for outstanding requirements for your degree during Spring Quarter and/or Summer Session, you are not allowed to “walk” in the Commencement ceremony.
  • Students who complete their degree requirements Autumn and Winter Quarters may participate in Commencement ceremonies at the end of the academic year in which they finish their coursework.
When will I receive my diploma?


Diplomas are not distributed during Commencement. You will receive yours once all your requirements are completed and your grades have been posted for your degree. During the ceremony, you’ll receive a diploma cover. Diplomas will be released when all financial obligations to the University — fines, etc. — are met.
  • Spring Quarter graduates should receive diplomas by mid-September.
  • Summer Quarter graduates should receive diplomas by mid-December.

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