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Graduation Application

To Apply for Graduation

Log-in to your Student Center on MyCSUSM and locate the Apply for Graduation field.  Follow the prompts and select the appropriate term for graduation.  For your reference, print the confirmation page. 

*The deadline to apply for graduation in Spring and Summer 2017 has passed.  Please visit Cougar Central (Craven Hall, 3rd floor) to complete a paper application and pay the $15 late fee. 

To Cancel Your Application for Graduation

Send an email to with the subject line - GRADUATION CANCELLATION.  The body of the email should include your name, student ID, and the graduation term which you are cancelling. 

For information on requirements toward your degree, review undergraduate degree requirements.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Undergraduate students (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science):

  1. Undergraduate students must have a minimum of 90 semester units before they can apply for graduation.
  2. Students must be fully classified in the major before applying for graduation (no pre-major status).

Undergraduate Students applying for a bachelor's degree:

 Semester of Graduation

 Application Start Date/Deadline

 Fall 2017

 October 1, 2016 - November 1, 2017

 Spring/Summer 2018

 June 1, 2017 - March 15, 2018

 Fall 2018

 October 1, 2017 - November 1, 2018

Graduate students (Candidates for the master's degree)

  1. Graduate students are required to apply for graduation in the term in which they expect to complete their degree requirements (summer graduates apply in the prior spring term).

Graduate Students applying for master's degree:  

 Semester of Graduation

 Application Start Date/Deadline

 Spring 2018

 January 1 - March 15, 2018

 Summer 2018

 January 1 - March 15, 2018