Graduation is not automatic upon the completion of requirements. Students who intend to graduate must take the initiative to apply. Upon completion of 85 units, the student is eligible to file an application for graduation in Cougar Central or online in the Student Center on MyCSUSM. The Enrollment Calendar each semester specifies the filing date.
The degree is granted upon completion of all requirements by the graduation date. Candidates for graduation are eligible to register for terms subsequent to the graduation date, only if an application for readmission as a post-baccalaureate or graduate student has been filed with the Office of Admissions.
Students not completing the requirements must reapply for graduation. Graduation requirements will be determined by the continuous enrollment regulations defined in the University Catalog. After the degree is granted, no changes can be made to the undergraduate record.