Diplomas

Diplomas are mailed three months after the date in which all requirements for your degree has been met.  Your diploma will include your name as it appears in your official academic record, and will be mailed to your mailing address listed in your Student Center.  To ensure receipt of your diploma, verify your mailing address in MyCSUSM.

Duplicate Diplomas
A duplicate diploma may be ordered for a $10.00 fee. To order a duplicate diploma, send a written request with your name, student identification, address at the time of attendance at CSUSM, degree and last semester of attendance for verification purposes, and your signature, along with the destination where you would like the diploma to be mailed.  Include a $10 check or money order payable to CSUSM.  Your duplicate diploma request will be processed and mailed within 2 weeks upon receipt of request.

Majors on your diploma
It is possible for a student to complete more than one major within one degree (for example, a B.A.).  To be recognized as graduating with multiple majors, a student must declare the additional major(s) with the appropriate discipline or program no later than the beginning of the student's final year of study. The completion of additional majors within one degree will be noted at the time of graduation by appropriate entries on the student's transcript and on the diploma.

It is also possible for a student to complete a major in one degree concurrently with additional majors from a different degree (for example, a major in a B.S. concurrently with an additional major from a B.A.). By declaring which major is the primary major (for example, Biochemistry) the student also declares which degree he or she will receive (in this case, a B.S.). Students must make this declaration no later than the beginning of the student's final year of study, and the primary major degree will be noted at the time of graduation by appropriate entries on the student's transcript and on the diploma.

Important:  Majors within the other degree will be noted only on the student's transcript.  The University does not award two degrees for multiple majors that are completed concurrently.

For more information, visit your academic advisor and/or review policies in the University Catalog.