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Applying for Graduation

When to apply for Graduation

  • Master's degree candidates should file for graduation in accordance with the following schedule:
  • For graduation at the end of the Fall Semester: November 15
  • For graduation at the end of the Spring Semester: March 15
  • For graduation at the end of the Summer Term: March 15
  • Please note that if the above dates should fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be at the close of business on the previous working day.

How to apply for Graduation

  • Apply via MYCSUSM
  • Once you have completed your requirements, the program/department and the Library will inform Registration and Records, who will review your file for completeness. Once everything is in order, Registration and Records will send you a letter.
  • If you apply for graduation but then do not finish that term, you will need to submit two forms: (1) a Graduation Cancellation Form, and (2) a new graduation application. The Graduation Cancellation Form can be obtained from the Enrollment Services Information Center.